Lecture Series: Treatment of Complex Spinal Conditions

The Medical Center Lecture Series presents “Treatment of Complex Spinal Conditions” at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, in the Cultural Center Theatre.

Raul Vasquez-Castellanos, M.D., is a neurosurgeon and the Director of complex spine surgery at Baptist Health’s Miami Neuroscience Institute. Additionally, he is one of the Medical Center’s Visiting Specialists.

Dr. Vasquez-Castellanos specializes in the surgical treatment of complex spinal conditions including tumors, degenerative spine diseases, spinal deformities, scoliosis, kyphoscoliosis and neurotrauma. He has unique expertise in minimally invasive techniques that result in less pain and complications for a quicker recovery time.

Dr. Vasquez-Castellanos serves as an editorial reviewer for World Neurosurgery Journal and Operative Neurosurgery Journal. He is widely published in peer-reviewed medical journals and has spoken at national and international scientific symposiums. His extensive teaching experience includes serving as assistant professor of neurosurgery at University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, approximately 6 to 9 million people in the United States suffer from scoliosis. The most common form of adult scoliosis is degenerative (spine curvature as you age.) This informative lecture explains the various types of spine scoliosis, symptoms, how it’s diagnosed and treatment options.

Many thanks to Baptist Health South Florida for sponsoring this lecture. Following the lecture please join us for a cocktail reception. Mark your calendar for Monday, Feb. 13, when Dr. Dylan Wint of Cleveland Clinic presents “Brain, Aging, Dementia and You.”