American College of Physicians & Surgeons
MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINE SURGERY
Lake Worth, FL
Dr. Reuter is one of the few but growing spine surgeons in the United States who
practices minimally invasive spine surgery and believes his pioneering work will
one day be the standard for spine surgery. You may read
Dr. Reuter's Curriculum Vitae here. To print a flyer with this same
fellowship information, click here.
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Minimally Invasive Spine
Surgery is a growing medical achievement that has increased benefits for
patients, physicians and care providers. Most procedures can be done in
outpatient day surgery facilities where patients go home within hours
from operative start times. Recovery time has been markedly decreased
and functional results are equal to, or better than conventional, open
procedures. Physicians require less operative time which reduces risks
to the patient and allows efficient and maximal operative scheduling.
Care providers spend less money per minimally invasive procedures than
for conventional surgeries.
The technology of tomorrow is indeed here today. The list of new
techniques in minimally invasive spine surgery is growing rapidly. With
outpatient surgical facilities also becoming the wave of the future,
fellowship trained minimally invasive spine surgeons will be in great
The one year minimally invasive spine surgery fellowship starts August
1st and continues through July of the next year. This fellowship has a
hands-on approach with emphasis on minimally invasive spine procedures
and pain management in the adult population. Training in the diagnosis
and treatment of cervical, thoracic and lumbar pathology and their
minimally invasive surgical procedures and pain management is
This fellowship is open to Board eligible/Board certified orthopaedic
surgeons and neurosurgeons who have completed a certified residency in
their specialty. As well, Board eligible/Board certified
anesthesiologists who have completed a Pain Management Fellowship, are
also welcome to apply. Interviews are required.
information is available by contacting:
Merrill W. Reuter, MD PhD FACS
Advanced Orthopaedics Spine Institute
Lake Worth Medical Center
7625 Lake Worth Road
Lake Worth, FL 33467
Telephone: (561) 433-2232; Fax: (561) 642-6568;