Renowned Orthopedic Surgeon Professor Dr. Kingsley R. Chin Performs Outpatient Non Fluoroscopy ACDF Cases in Record Time

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Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Dr. Kingsley R. Chin of The LESS Institute completed his latest three level ACDF case in a noteworthy hour and five minutes.

Renowned Orthopedic Surgeon Professor Dr. Kingsley R. Chin Performs Outpatient Non Fluoroscopy ACDF Cases in Record Time

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Dr. Kingsley R. Chin

With Less Exposure Surgery (LES®) techniques, we are able to complete surgeries faster, safer - and patients are doing much better.

Professor of The LESS Institute & Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Kingsley R. Chin completed his latest three level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) case on an obese patient in an hour and five minutes, with less than 25CC blood loss. Dr. Chin has done many of his ACDF cases with fluoroscopy and many without, and is preparing the clinical data for publication on his results. The patient was a 32 year old female with chronic unremitting neck pain with radiculopathy to the upper limbs who failed conservative treatment. Pre-operative MRI scans showed herniated discs with spinal stenosis at levels C4-5, C5-6 and C6-7 with anterolisthesis at level C4-5. Intra-op and post-op fluoroscopy confirmed surgical levels and implant alignment, respectively. Dr. Chin performs one level cases in less than 30 minutes and two levels in 45.

Dr. Chin commented on the milestone procedure, stating, “With Less Exposure Surgery (LES®) techniques, we are able to complete surgeries faster, safer - and patients are doing much better. I am amazed that we can consistently perform ACDF at this rate. I was blessed to be trained by Dr. Henry H. Bohlman, who I consider to be the best surgeon ever to do ACDF. I give a lot of credit to the engineering around LES technology, which is the best in class."

A non fluoroscopy procedure is beneficial in less radiation, less time in surgery and in lowering the risk of contaminating the surgical field. LES technology is an advancement to minimally invasive surgery (MIS), designed with outpatient surgery in mind for quick recovery.

About The LESS Institute
The Less Exposure Surgery Specialists (LESS) Institute is an academic center of excellence which provides outpatient treatment for spine and orthopedics. The LESS Institute’s mission is to tailor treatment to each patient, to pinpoint the problem, fix it and let the patient go home the same day to recover quickly. Founded by Harvard-trained, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon & Professor Dr. Kingsley R. Chin, the Institute is based on a new philosophy of LES, utilizing the least invasive techniques and technologies to achieve the best and most efficient outcomes.

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