ADA-friendly PDF: Selecting Between an Open Transforaminal Interbody Fusion or Endoscopic Lumbar Fusion

Selecting Between an Open Transforaminal Interbody Fusion or Endoscopic Lumbar Fusion

For two geriatric patients with similar pain symptoms and spinal conditions, Konstantinos Margetis, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Chief of Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and Director of Spine at Mount Sinai-Union Square, took different approaches. He considered each patient’s risk factors and comorbidities when deciding between an open spinal fusion—the gold standard—and a minimally invasive one.

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Konstantinos Margetis, MD, PhD

Konstantinos Margetis, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Chief of Neurosurgery, Mount Sinai Morningside
Director of Spine, Mount Sinai Union Square
Mount Sinai Health System

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