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Dr. Sameer Nagda will be presenting a research paper titled “Value in Shoulder Surgery: The Patients Perspective” at the Annual Meeting of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, October 11-14, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. This meeting is for members only of this exclusive society. There are less than 400 members worldwide and Dr. Nagda is the only member of this elite group to practice in Northern Virginia. Dr. Nagda’s research paper was a collaborative effort between him and surgeons from Duke University, University of Virginia, and The Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University. Upon finding out that his paper had been chosen, Dr. Nagda said, “It’s an honor to have a research paper selected for presentation at this prestigious meeting. I look forward to the feedback from the other members in the society to our paper.” Many of Dr. Nagda’s patients participated in this study. Their responses to the survey was the basis for the research paper. The paper will soon be submitted for publication in an Orthopaedic medical journal.
A recent question and answer session featuring our very own, Dr. Nitin Goyal, has been published in Forbes Magazine. The article, “4 Trends In Digital Health To Keep An Eye On In 2018“, discusses the digital trends in population health. Dr. Goyal is a leader in digital health thought.
Great work, Dr. Goyal!
Recently, Dr. Wallach was interviewed for INhealth Magazine – Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Edition.
O-arm Mobile Surgical Imaging System Offers Superior Technology
Many ingredients comprise a great surgical program. The technical skills of the surgeon and the surgical team certainly are key components. The team of nurses and other clinicians who provide bedside care is also critically important, as is the support staff that makes for a positive patient experience. This has been the recipe for success for Inova Mount Vernon Hospital’s (IMVH’s) high-quality, highly reliable surgical program. In February, the hospital added another important element to a winning formula that has already yielded many awards and accolades. It added a new spine surgery imaging system in the operating room, called the O-arm. The O-arm is the gold standard of intraoperative spinal imaging that can be used for a wide range of spinal surgeries, including lumbar, thoracic and cervical procedures. For these cases, IMVH is now able to offer the latest “device of choice” for its surgeons. “It’s an exciting technology that helps me deliver better care to the patients I serve,” says Corey Wallach, MD, an orthopedic spine surgeon and Medical Director of Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute. “The O-arm is a device that not only provides intraoperative imaging but allows for real-time navigation of spinal instrumentation in three dimensions. It provides me with the information I need the most, precisely when I need it.”
O-ARM IN ACTION
Before a procedure, a full, 360-degree scan can be performed in just a few minutes, and the best viewing positions for the surgical team can be established at the beginning of surgery. Then, with its neuronavigation system, the O-arm can demonstrate the proposed position of spinal instrumentation before they are even applied, and then confirm their position once placed. As a result of this technology, the effectiveness of the surgery improves, there are fewer complications, and the patients and surgical team are exposed to less radiation. Throughout the surgery, images are displayed on a large digital flat-screen mobile viewing station, providing the surgical team with excellent visibility of the operative field. “This technology improves my surgical workflow, enhances my visualization and gives me real-time verification throughout each procedure,” Dr. Wallach says. “In the end, this technology allows me to focus on what matters most: the patient.” The first procedure at IMVH using the O-arm was performed in February, and the results have been positive. “With any spinal procedure, success is determined by patient satisfaction and their return to an active lifestyle,” explains Dr. Wallach. “So far, our patients and I have been pleased with their results, and I am thrilled to have at my disposal this powerful new tool. It perfectly complements and magnifies the skills of our team. I am thrilled that Inova Mount Vernon Hospital has invested in this technology to better serve our community.”
Dr. Sameer Nagda and Dr. Jeffrey Lovallo were invited speakers at the 6th Annual Mid Atlantic Shoulder and Elbow Society Meeting. The meeting was held on September 9th in Washington, DC. The esteemed faculty included surgeons and therapists representing the best and most respected clinicians in the Mid-Atlantic region. In addition, Dr. Anthony Romeo from Rush University in Chicago and the current president of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons was an invited speaker. The meeting was attended by almost 200 clinicians and was very well received. After the meeting Dr. Nagda said, “It’s always great to be invited to speak at this meeting. The discussions were fantastic and I always come away learning something new. It’s a great meeting with lots of great speakers.” Topics included shoulder instability, shoulder replacements, rotator cuff injuries, and complex elbow injuries.
Dr. Bill Hamilton just returned from the annual Knee Society Members Meeting. The mission of the Knee Society is to promote outstanding care to patients with knee disorders through innovative research and education. Membership is by invitation only and the Society consists of the most prominent knee specialists in the world. As a recently-inducted member, Dr. Hamilton was honored to present research that examined the outcome of joint replacements performed at the Anderson Clinic over a 10-year period. Dr. Hamilton’s study specifically looked for differences in outcome among cases that were done consecutively in the same operating room and those that were done in different operating rooms (sometimes called overlapping surgeries). This is currently a hot topic in joint replacement surgery and the Anderson Orthopaedic Institute is proud to be involved in this research.
This year’s meeting was held in the hometown of the current society President, Dr. Adolph Lombardi, who was trained by our very own Dr. Jerry Engh. Dr. Jerry previously held the position of president of this elite society of knee surgeons several years ago.
Drs. Nigel Azer and Sameer Nagda appeared recently on WUSA-9’s Great Day Washington. Dr. Azer discussed the anterior approach to hip replacement and Dr. Nagda discussed new advances in shoulder replacement including the reverse total shoulder replacement. Both did a great job!
We are excited to welcome Dr. Oliver Schipper to our fantastic team of surgeons. Dr. Schipper is a foot and ankle specialist with a special interest in ankle replacement surgery and the treatment of ankle arthritis. Dr. Schipper completed his undergraduate work at Bucknell University. He went to medical school right down the road from us at Georgetown University. He headed to the University of Chicago for residency and completed his medical training with a Fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery at OrthoCarolina Foot & Ankle Institute.
Dr. Schipper will be seeing patients in all three of our office locations. Please join us in welcoming him!
Dr. Craig McAsey originally hails from Chicago, Illinois where he completed his medical training at Loyola University Medical School. After the completion of his residency training, he came to Northern Virginia for a Fellowship in Joint Reconstruction right here at the Anderson Clinic. He went back to Loyola to work as an orthopaedic surgeon and serve as Assistant Professor. He also served as Section Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Hines VA Hospital.
We are excited to welcome Dr. McAsey back to the Anderson Clinic. He specializes in hip and knee replacement and revision surgery and will be seeing patients in all three of our office locations.
Dr. Sameer Nagda was an invited guest speaker at a recent Sports Medicine meeting hosted by Duke University Sports Medicine and The American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists (ASSET). The meeting, attended by many medical professionals on the Duke campus, focused on complex problems of the shoulder and elbow. Dr. Nagda was asked to deliver a talk on the “Surgical Management of the Throwers Shoulder.” After the meeting, Dr. Nagda said, “It was a great meeting with lots of great speakers and discussions. It was fun to be a part of it.” During the trip, Dr. Nagda was also able to tour the campus and the athletic facilities including the historic, Cameron Indoor Basketball Arena.
The Joint Replacement Team of the Anderson Clinic hosted the 2017 Hip Society Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellows. This is our fourth year participating with this program which was created with the goal of fostering the talents of young hip surgeons by providing them with a unique, inspiring, and educational 4-week tour of outstanding centers for hip surgery in North America. We are honored to be one of those centers.
This years team consisted of:
- Dr. Carlos Higuera-Rueda from the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio
- Dr. Sujith Konan from University College Hospitals London NHS Trust in London, England
- Dr. Christopher Pelt of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah
- Dr. Takahito Yuasa from Juntendo University Urayasu Hospital in Urayasu-city, Chiba, Japan
Pictured below from left to right: Drs. Kevin Fricka, Bill Hamilton, Takahito Yuasa, Sujith Konan, Carlos Higuera-Rueda, Christopher Pelt, Nitin Goyal and Andy Engh.
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