Leading Spine Surgeon Dr. Todd Lanman to Teach Course on Motion Preservation at 2nd Annual Advances in Motion Preservation,October 2 and 3


A leader in spine medicine for nearly three decades, Dr. Todd H. Lanman of Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery will serve as a faculty instructor for a Zoom-based online course on motion preservation, slated for October 2-3, 2020.

Dubbed the 2nd Annual Advances in Motion Preservation, and presented by the Seattle Science Foundation, this educational course is designed specifically for spine surgeons.

Some of the key topics to be covered during the course will include motion preservation and expanded indications for artificial cervical disc replacement. It will also offer extensive assessments of current and emerging trends in the science of spinal surgery as it relates to preserving spinal mobility.

Through the use of cadaveric and instructional didactics, participants will be taught of the finest evidence-based practices in the field, touching on arthroplasty, motion-preserving stabilization, laminoplasty and endoscopic techniques. They will also explore technological advances in the field of motion preservation spinal surgeries. Further, intriguing case discussions will be held regarding the application of virtual and augmented reality in assisting with spinal surgery.

Dr. Lanman, a global innovator often at the forefront of medical advances in the worlds of spinal medicine and artificial disc replacement, has been focused on helping his patients preserve motion and mobility through artificial disc replacement advances. He is also a physician who integrates into his own life what he practices and teaches, with four artificial disc replacement devices in his own body, in the lumbar and cervical spines.

Dr. Lanman has served as principal investigator on a number of FDA-endorsed clinical trials in the context of motion-preserving devices, including the Prestige LP and M6-C. In 2016, he became the first U.S. surgeon to perform Restorative Motion Surgery, an off-label indication involving the replacement of patients’ fusions with artificial disc devices, restoring near or total mobility and motion. He is currently presiding over two newly opened FDA-endorsed clinical trials for the Synergy and prodisc SK and Vivo, as principal investigator.

In July, Dr. Lanman was named one of the Top Doctors of 2020 by Los Angeles Magazine. He was honored with this accolade in view of his work in the advancement of spinal care, particularly in the field of artificial disc replacement. He has also been named a top doctor in the Los Angeles Times, The Hollywood Reporter, and Hemispheres in recent years, and honored as a ‘Leader in Health Care’ by the Los Angeles Business Journal. He continues to serve as an associate professor at UCLA for the last two decades, and has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and has authored book chapters. He is a frequent medical educator and expert contributor in the media. His Beverly Hills-based practice is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Institute for Spinal Disorders and the UCLA Medical Center.

For further information on Dr. Todd Lanman and Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery, visit http://www.spine.md.

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Chris J. Stewart

Chris currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Surgio Health as well as COO at Ortho Spine Partners. Chris has close to 20 years of healthcare management experience with an infinity to improve healthcare delivery through the development and implementation of innovative solutions that solve real problems that result in improved efficiencies, reduction of unnecessary financial & clinical variation, and help drive better patient outcomes. Previously, Chris was assistant vice president and business unit leader for HPG/HCA. He has presented at numerous healthcare forums on topics that include disruptive innovation, physician engagement, shifting reimbursement models, cost per clinical episode and the future of supply chain delivery.

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