Dr. Kingsley Chin completes ACDF procedure in record time: 4 observations

Hollywood, Fla.-based The Less Exposure Surgery Specialists Institute spine surgeon Kingsley Chin, MD, completed a three level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion case in an hour and five minutes, his record time.

Here are four observations:

1. Dr. Chin performed the surgery with less than 25CC blood loss. The non-fluoroscopy procedure allowed the patient to experience less radiation as well as a shorter surgery time which lowered the possibility of infection.

2. Typically, Dr. Chin performs one level surgeries in less than 30 minutes and two levels cases in 45 minutes.

3. LES technology is designed for outpatient spine and orthopedic procedures. At the LES Institute, Dr. Chin performs procedures with the hope of discharging patients the same day.

4. After the procedure, Dr. Chin commented, “With Less Exposure Surgery techniques, we are able to complete surgeries faster, safer – and patients are doing much better. I give a lot of credit to the engineering around LES technology, which is the best in class.”

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