Virtual Conference

Daewon Cho

University Hospital Sharjah, UAE

Title: Endoscopic Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion: Efficacy and Techniques


Endoscopic spine surgery (ESS) has been innovated markedly within past couple of decades and eventually, fusion surgeries are being performed by full endoscopic surgical techniques, namely Endoscopic Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (eTLIF). Spine surgeons all over the world have been trying to be minimally invasive in the spine surgeries and fusion surgery by ESS is the minimally or the least invasive fusion surgery ever performed. The biggest advantages is saving the muscles and tension bands to maintain stability of both the surgery level and the adjacent levels. Postoperative pain and hospital stays are significantly reduced by the eTLIF. Functionality and the satisfaction is higher than that of the minimally invasive spine surgery techniques of fusion surgeries. 


Daewon Cho has completed neurosurgery residency training in 2011 from Kyunghee University Hospital, Seoul, Korea, after graduating from the same university. He has been dedicated in spine surgeries for 12 years, mainly focusing on endoscopic spine surgeries. He is an expert both in Unilateral Biportal Endoscopy (UBE) and Uniportal Spinal Endoscopy and applies these two techniques in everyday practice according to the patient’s needs.