Prof Daniel K. Riew
eccElearning Spine Surgery Education Programme Faculty
Prof Daniel K. Riew is a highly experienced Spine Surgeon and a key member of the eccElearning Spine Surgery Education Programme faculty. The Spine Surgery Education Programme contains 180 Spine Surgery Lectures, and contains Specialist Certificates and the full Postgraduate Diploma in Spine Surgery. The eccElearning Faculty is made up of over 140 expert spine surgeons and educators. They have collectively supported the development of the world’s first comprehensive, online postgraduate education programme in a medical sub-speciality, spine surgery.
Prof Daniel K. Riew, MD
- Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center
- Co-Chief, Spine Division, Director of Cervical Spine Surgery and Co-Director of the Columbia Spine Fellowship
Contributions of Prof Daniel K. Riew
This spine surgery lecture looks at subaxial cervical spine surgery complications and revision surgery. The common complications including dural leaks, nonunion, recurrent laryngeal nerve injuries are discussed in detail. The treatment of complications is discussed with help of preop photographs, and strategies are suggested to tackle difficult problems. Some tips are given to minimise the complications at the time of surgery. Improvement in the detection rate is noted in light of the symptoms and findings on imaging investigations.