From pursuing learning opportunities to discussions with colleagues and continuing to practice your craft, nine spine surgeons share how they maintain their skill sets.
Adding a new spine procedure to a surgeon's arsenal can come with many challenges, including the learning curve, case selection, cost and reimbursement. Four spine surgeons share best practices to ensure great outcomes can be achieved right out of the gate.
Seven spine surgeons reflect on their career and the state of the field today to offer emerging surgeons best practices for establishing themselves.
Allowing out-of-state competition for health insurance would significantly benefit the U.S. healthcare system, which is dominated by commercial payers, according to two spine surgeons from DISC Sports & Spine Center in Newport Beach, Calif.
Five spine surgeons discuss the next big healthcare technologies to make waves in the spine field.
Eleven spine surgeons and one physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist discuss how their patient evaluation considerations have changed during the pandemic and how their practice has evolved to telemedicine.
April 26, 2020
This edition focuses on clinical practice issues, from elective surgery in light of the COVID-19 pandemic to when to prescribe opioids to further fight the opioid epidemic.
April 15, 2020
Four spine surgeons discuss innovations in augmented and virtual reality, and how the technologies can advance spine care.
Grant Daniel Shifflett, MD, an Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon with DISC Sports & Spine Center
April 16, 2020
Get to know Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon Dr. Grant Daniel Shifflett, who serves patients in Marina Del Rey and Newport Beach, California.
Dr. Shifflett receives prestigious award to attend State of Spine Surgery Meeting in Aruba
Dr. Shifflett was awarded a coveted traveling fellowship to attend the "16th Annual State of Spine Surgery Think Tank” in Aruba where global leaders in minimally invasive and complex reconstructive spine met to discuss cutting edge research and ways to improve patient safety and optimize surgical outcomes in spinal surgery.
AVP Manhattan Beach 2019
Incredible weekend courtside as covering physician for the AVP tournament in Manhattan Beach!
NASS unveils '20 under 40' spine surgeons for 2019
August 28, 2019
Largest spine society in North America bestows prestigious honor on Dr. Shifflett for his accomplishments.
Vertebral Columns – Spring 2019
March 27, 2019
Dr. Shifflett discusses artificial disc replacements in the latest issue of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery.
Top 10 orthopedic surgery residency programs from Doximity
August 01, 2018
In an environment of consolidation and mergers, orthopedic surgery remains a lucrative field. Doximity received more than 315,000 peer nominations, ratings and hand-written reviews to determine its top residency programs for 2018-19.
Presenting at the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
September 16, 2017
Dr. Shifflett presented research this weekend in Las Vegas at the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery on multiple topics. His first presentation detailed the outcomes of minimally invasive lateral access surgery for patients needing revision surgery. He also presented on a novel anterior cervical fusion device with improved outcomes compared to traditional PEEK implants. He also caught up with his mentor and SMISS leader, Dr. Frank Phillips!
Dr. Shifflett provides courtside coverage at the AVP Manhattan Beach open this weekend!
Dr. Shifflett courtside this weekend covering the AVP Hermosa Beach Open!
Dr. Shifflett accepts top research award at 47th Annual Eastern Orthopedic Association meeting.
October 21, 2016
One of this year's top scientific paper awards at the 47th Annual Eastern Orthopedic Association meeting was awarded to Dr. Grant Shifflett for his prospective randomized study looking at the morbidity associated with iliac crest bone grafting for lumbar fusion surgery.
How is Lumbar Artificial Disc Replacement Performed (A Step by Step Guide)
November 6, 2020
Lumbar artificial disc replacement is a type of spine surgery used to treat nerve-related symptoms caused by a worn or damaged disc. Spinal discs between the vertebrae, or bones of the spine, act as cushions and allow the vertebrae to move and rotate smoothly.