November 13, 2017
Dr. Frank Phillips, Section Head of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, was recently an honored as the keynote speaker for Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting in China.
While attending the annual meeting, Dr. Phillips spoke on cervical disc replacement, minimally invasive spine surgery and minimally invasive approaches to spinal deformity. He was also the Harry Fang Invited Professor at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Hong Kong where he spoke on 'Innovation and Value in Spine Surgery' and 'History and Advances in Lateral Interbody Fusion'.
He also participated in surgery on a teenager with advanced spinal deformity in Shenzhen, China.
"It was a great honor to interact and share knowledge with colleagues in Spine Surgery in Hong Kong," said Dr. Phillips.
A visionary in the field of minimally invasive spine surgery, Dr. Frank Phillips was one of the first in Chicago to begin using these procedures in the 1990s. He specializes in minimally invasive cervical and lumbar reconstructive surgery. He also has expertise in motion preserving procedures and was a principle investigator in FDA trials on cervical disc replacement.
Dr. Phillips is a leader in the field and is a founder, board member and past president of the Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. Dr. Phillips has participated in the development of and pioneered a number of minimally invasive spinal techniques that are now widely used. He regularly teaches and lectures to spine surgeons nationally and internationally on minimally invasive spinal surgery.