Do you want to know why patients hurt and how to diagnose the pain generators? Are you in the category of an early adopter of new technology? Do you believe there is technology backed by EBM and surgically based evidence to provide lasting pain relief for patients with percutaneous transforaminal diagnostic and therapeutic techniques? Then this is the course for you!

World Conference of International Intradiscal Therapy Society (WCIITS) announces the Fourth Comprehensive Surgical Pain Management and Endoscopic Transforaminal Surgical Access Workshop: Featuring the YESS Technique and complementary techniques.

The course will continue with the mission of the previous courses–showcasing transforaminal MIS techniques utilized by endoscopic spine surgeon Anthony Yeung and the surgeons at Desert Institute for Spine Care (DISC) for the treatment of painful degenerative conditions of the lumbar spine.

The workshop will continue to provide practical information on the least invasive MIS techniques, backed by 25 years of experience and thousands of cases, following an IRB approved study in 1997 initiated and developed by Dr. Yeung, but evolving over the past 25 years since chymopapain.

4th International Workshop

When: June 13-15, 2013
Where: Phoenix, Arizona
Venue: Desert Institute for Spine Care & Squaw Peak Surgical Facility

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The International Intradiscal Therapy and Transforaminal Spine Society (IITTSS) announces the 3rd Comprehensive Surgical Pain Management and Endoscopic Transforaminal Surgical Access Workshop: Featuring the YESS Technique and complementary techniques.

The International Intradiscal and Transforaminal Therapy Society (IITTSS), formerly know as IITS, one of the earliest MIS societies founded to promote the introduction of chymopapain, has demonstrated that intradiscal therapy is effective and the only technique validated by level 1 EBM. We continue to carry out that vision and philosophy and technique, but expand to support the evolution of intradiscal therapy to transforaminal decompression of the lumbar spine as the most versatile and LEAST invasive of the various methods available.

This course will continue with the mission of the previous courses showcasing MIS techniques utilized by endoscopic spine surgeon Anthony Yeung and the surgeons at Desert Institute for Spine Care (DISC) for the treatment of painful degenerative conditions of the lumbar spine, but will re-introduce chymopapain when it is available again.

3rd International Workshop

When: January 17-19, 2013
Where: Phoenix, Arizona
Venue: Desert Institute for Spine Care & Squaw Peak Surgical Facility

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The III World Congress of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Techniques took place in August 2012 in Brazil. A success on all counts, the Congress brought together over 700 delegates and 2000 participants from 38 countries for three days of hard work and intense interaction, for the purpose of updating and disseminating knowledge on new approaches in the treatment of spine diseases.

A lively and comprehensive scientific programme that included more than 200 lectures and 80 new research papers offered world leaders and innovators in the field a unique platform to introduce and discuss recent developments in minimally invasive surgery of the spine.

As importantly, it also gave participants the opportunity to address the challenges and obstacles involved in implementing these developments in clinical practice.

Disseminating these clinical and scientific advances to the medical profession is the necessary first step towards educating the population at large about the availability of modern, effective and less invasive choices of treatment for a range of spine disorders.

III World Congress

When: August 16-18, 2012
Where: Bahia, Brazil
Venue: Iberostar Bahia Hotel

The International Intradiscal Therapy and Transforaminal Spine Society (IITTSS) announces the 2nd Comprehensive Surgical Pain Management and Endoscopic Transforaminal Surgical Access Workshop: Featuring the YESS Technique and complementary techniques.

Building on the great success of the first fully subscribed workshop, this course, sponsored by IITTSS, will feature uniquely successful MIS techniques utilized by endoscopic spine surgeon Anthony Yeung and the surgeons at Desert Institute for Spine Care (DISC) for the treatment of painful degenerative conditions of the lumbar spine.

The workshop will include educational lectures, live operations performed by Dr. Yeung, and a cadaver workshop for surgeons to learn his techniques.

The International Intradiscal Therapy Society, one of the earliest MIS societies founded to promote the introduction of chymopapain, has demonstrated that intradiscal therapy is effective and the only technique validated by level 1 EBM. We continue to carry out that vision and philosophy and technique, but expand to support the evolution of intradiscal therapy to transforaminal decompression of the lumbar spine as the most versatile and least invasive of the various methods available.

2nd International Workshop

When: September 6-8, 2012
Where: Phoenix, Arizona
Venue: Desert Institute for Spine Care & Squaw Peak Surgical Facility

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The International Intradiscal Therapy and Transforaminal Spine Society (IITTSS) announces the First Comprehensive Surgical Pain Management and Endoscopic Transforaminal Surgical Access Workshop: Featuring the YESS Technique and complementary techniques.

This workshop will feature practical and successful information on MIS techniques utilized by endoscopic spine surgeon, Dr. Anthony Yeung and the surgeons at Desert Institute for Spine Care (DISC).

It is a one–of–a-kind workshop introducing information on techniques, backed by thousands of cases following an IRB approved study in 1997 initiated and developed by Dr. Yeung, but evolving over the past 20 years.

The workshop will include educational lectures, live operations performed by Dr. Yeung, and a cadaver workshop for surgeons to learn his techniques.

1st International Workshop

When: June 7-9, 2012
Where: Phoenix, Arizona
Venue: Desert Institute for Spine Care & Squaw Peak Surgical Facility

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