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Special Invitation: Endoscopic Spinal Surgery

Dear Spine Surgeons and Researchers,

Neurospine is very proud to announce two new members of our editorial team for the special edition. Jeffrey Wang, MD (Chief of Orthopaedic Spine Service and Co-Director of the USC Spine Center) and Hyeun-Sung Kim, MD (Chairman of the Nanoori Hospital Group Scientific Team) have dedicated themselves to organizing the editorial board for the special issue. This new editorial board will concentrate on the project to publish the special issue devoted to endoscopic spine surgery (ESS) in March 2019.

Lead Editor
Jeffrey Wang (USA) Hyeun Sung Kim (Korea)
Editorial Members
Christoph Hoffstetter (USA) Ralf Wagner (Germany) Chien-Min Lin (Taiwan) Kurokawa Ryu (Japan)
Se-Hoon Kim (Korea) Jin-Sung Kim (Korea) Dong Hwa Heo (Korea)

The members of the editorial team for this special issue are expert, world-leading endoscopic spine surgeons. Therefore, they will ensure that the articles published in this issue provide balanced and evidence-based knowledge to readers.
A message from the editorial team for this special edition is included below.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any related questions or need any further information.

Best Regards,

Yoon Ha, MD, PhD
Editor in Chief, Neurospine

Shih-Huang Tai, MD, PhD
Deputy Editor

Makoto Taniguchi, MD, PhD
Deputy Editor

Title: Endoscopic Spinal Surgery (ESS): Preparing to Reach the Age of 100 in Happiness and Good Health!

Endoscopic spinal surgery has been steadily progressing, and as we continue to move towards an aging society, it has become an axis of spinal therapy that helps promote a healthier and happier life.
However, there is still a need for further investigation in the field of endoscopic spinal surgery, including its results, problems, and solutions. The intensive research on endoscopic spinal surgery presented in this special edition will help us prepare patients to reach the age of 100 in happiness and good health.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Endoscopic cervical, lumbar, and thoracic discectomy
  • Endoscopic cervical, lumbar, and thoracic decompression
  • Uniportal and biportal endoscopic spinal surgery
  • Epiduroscopic approach for degenerative spinal disease
  • Endoscopic or endoscopic-assisted fusion surgery
  • Endoscopic-assisted spinal surgery


    Submission deadline 31 Jan. 2019
    Publication date Mar. 2019

    Submission website:
    Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the publication date of the special issue.

    Special Edition Lead Editors
      Jeffrey Wang, MD
      Hyeun-Sung Kim, MD

    Special Issue Editorial Team
      Christoph Hofstetter, MD
      Ralf Wagner, MD
      Chien-Min Lin, MD
      Kurokawa Ryu, MD
      Se-Hoon Kim, MD
      Jin-Sung Kim, MD
      Dong Hwa Heo, MD

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