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Cayman focuses on the future of spinal surgery

On Thursday (11 October) night, the Cayman Islands Medical and Dental Society hosted a seminar on the future of spinal surgery at the Marriott Beach Resort.

A delegation of doctors from Holy Cross Hospital in Florida were collaborating with their Caymanian counterparts on the latest advancements in treatment for patients.

“We kind of educate each other; we learn new technique, we learn about new processes and new opportunities for patients,” explained Dr Jeffery Cantor.

“We’re here to talk about some high tech, very new spinal surgery techniques that may offer patients from Cayman the chance to get better,” he added.

Surgery to correct spinal deformities has often been large and invasive so, according to Dr. John Asghar, that is why such developments are important.

“It allows us to get people up moving quicker, recovering faster,” he said, explaining: “a lot of time it allows us to do less, the scar itself may not change, but the work we do on the inside changes quite a lot.”

About the author

Caroline James

Caroline James

Caroline joined Cayman 27 in September 2018 after seven years working for Sky News in London, both as a Producer on the World News programme and, latterly, as News Editor on the Foreign Desk, where she led coverage on the ground of stories as diverse as the 2016 US Election, corruption allegations surrounding FIFA and The Oscars. Before this, she worked as a Producer for Associated Press Television News (APTN) for two years, based in their London headquarters. Caroline graduated with a BA Hons degree in Arabic, French and German from Durham University, before gaining an MA in Television Journalism with distinction at City University, London. When not hunting down stories in Cayman, she can be found playing tennis, practicing Bikram yoga or enjoying a beer on Seven Mile Beach. You can reach Caroline at carolinejames@hurleysmedia.ky or 326-2243.

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