Neurosurgery Spine Fellowship (Florida)
This premier, one-year spine surgery fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of only a few of its kind in the country. It offers trainees the rare opportunity to specialize in a growing area of neurosurgery. Mayo Clinic has established a large national and international referral base for complex and minimally invasive spine surgery.
- Develop clinical competence in the evaluation, diagnostic work-up and therapy of diseases of the spine
- Learn about nonoperative rehabilitation and psychosocial management of patients with spine disorders
- Demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles and sensitivity to a diverse patient population
- Develop a program of regularly reading the neurosurgical medical literature in general and spine surgery literature in particular
Fellows will be in charge of daily hospital rounds, as well as managing outpatient and surgical care. In this program you will learn the surgical techniques used to treat various spinal conditions including:
- Minimally invasive discectomy
- Minimally invasive cervical foraminotomy
- Minimally invasive and open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion
- Open cervical, thoracic and lumbar fusion and non-fusion procedures
- Cervical, thoracic and lumbar deformity correction
- Occipitocervical and C1-2 fusion techniques
- Application of image guidance to spinal cases
As part of a systems-based practice, during your training in the Neurosurgery Spine Fellowship you will have the opportunity to:
- Become knowledgeable about the systems, organizations, and practices involved with patient care
- Learn how to best access resources and use diverse systems and practices as part of a team approach to the comprehensive care and evaluation of patients
- Understand the appropriate reasons for obtaining a study
- Learn about the resources and the costs of spinal surgery procedures
- Become knowledgeable about practice guidelines and practice parameters
- Learn billing, coding, and documentation procedures
Following completion of this training program, you will be trained in all aspects of spinal treatment.
The Neurosurgery Spine Fellowship will accept its first fellow in July 2011 and will accept one fellow a year going forward.