Spine & Orthopedic Center is pleased to announce that our orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Ashish K. Sahai, was a guest international speaker at the 17th Brazilian Congress of Spinal Surgery held in Sao Paolo on Friday, March 17th, 2017.  Dr. Sahai, a world renowned spine surgeon, discussed the latest techniques of Oblique Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (OLLIF)

The Brazilian Congress of Spinal Surgery is held every year since 2000 and attracts orthopedic surgeons, health-related technology companies, and spine specialists from all over the world.  Their main objective is to bring the latest developments and research that physicians need to keep improving as healthcare professionals.  “This annual event has been designed by a selected group of specialists to bring the best scholars from around the world to share their knowledge.” said Ricardo Vieira Botelho, President of the Brazilian Congress of Spinal Surgery.

Dr. Sahai was invited to present a special lecture: OLLIF: uma nova cirurgia minimamente invasiva da coluna vertebral (OLLIF: a new minimally invasive spinal surgery). OLLIF procedures allows for shorter recovery times that can be performed as an outpatient surgery, thus avoiding hospital stay and helping patients to save a significant amount of time and money.

 “It is always very exciting to have the opportunity to share something that you are passionate about. As an added bonus, I got to know great people and excellent professionals”, Dr. Sahai said. “The event organization was fantastic and I am very grateful and honored for the opportunity I had as a speaker in Brazil.”