Latest Research

Our surgeons at CNSI feel it is important to be involved in the latest research projects to continue to remain on the cutting edge of technology and understanding of the Brain and Spine.

“Ty” Thaiyananthan, M.D.

Principal Investigator: Multi-center, blinded clinic trial on interspinous spacers for supplementation of Anterior Lumber Interbody Fusions.

Prospective trials on the use of bone marrow aspiration and mesenchymal stem cells on lumbar fusion surgeries.

Prospective trial on outcomes of single level anterior cervical discectomies.

Prospective trial on use of interspinous spacers for slowing degenerative disc disease and minimizing the need for future surgeries.

Instructor:
Cadaver labs on minimally invasive spine techniques – Integra spine
Minimally invasive surgical technology – Lanx

Design Team:
Novel Interspinous spacer
Posterior cervical screw system
Lateral Access system for spine surgery

Clinical outcomes of Minimally Invasive Multilevel Percutaneous Correction of Adult Lumbar Degenerative Scoliosis
Institute for Spinal Disorders
Cedars Sinai Hospital
Los Angeles, CA
2004-2006

A real-time method to compensate for brain-shift in the images used for neuronavigation
Department of Neurological Surgery
Yale-New Haven Hospital
New Haven, CT
2000-2001

Retrospective study of neurosurgical patients with arteriovenous fistulas in the brain to look for possible clinical correlates to outcome
Department of Neurological Surgery
UC-San Francisco School of Medicine
San Francisco, CA
2000-2001

Retrospective study of doliochoectatic and fusiform aneurysms in children
Department of Neurological Surgery
UC-San Francisco School of Medicine
San Francisco, CA

Retrospective study of 180 patients who have undergone microvascular decompression for hemifacial spasm to find clinical factors that influence their outcome Department of Neurological Surgery
UC-San Francisco School of Medicine
San Francisco, CA

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