Hospital), and Prof. Daniel Kim (School of Medicine, Baylor University, Texas) have
published an English textbook titled Endoscopic Spine Procedures (Publisher: Thieme)
based on years of experience in surgery and clinical studies.
The book explains various methods and cases for neurosurgeons to effectively treat
spine patients through endoscopy, including the method and cases of Percutaneous
Endoscopic Discectomy on cervical vertebrae, thoracic vertebrae, and lumbar.
In fact, even experienced surgeons face difficulties when performing endoscopic
discectomy due to limited visibility. Therefore, the textbook contains about 700 images,
including photographs of actual surgeries and medical illustrations, and a DVD to show
the cases of actual surgeries for better understanding of students.
“Endoscopy has widely been used in surgery for the past few years, but it has not been
used frequently in spine area,” explained the authors in the book. “However, today's
precise endoscopic technology has enabled laparoscopic surgery and made it possible to
dramatically reduce the duration of hospitalization and accelerate recovery after surgery.”
“We published the textbook in English so that more surgeons can receive knowledge
and information on endoscopic discectomy,”
that more patients suffering from spinal pain can receive more effective treatments.”
The publisher, Thieme, is the world's most esteemed publisher of reference books in the
field of Medicine and Science with 120 years of history and publishes about 70
reference books a year.
In addition, on December 15, 2010, Seoul Wooridul Hospital received the accreditation
from the Joint Commission International (JCI). From this, the hospital became the first
specialized hospital and the eighth hospital to receive JCI accreditation mark in