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.”