Wide Awake Surgery – The Next Medtech Frontier

Mar 11, 2024

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

So many of us say “just put me out Doc, I don't wanna know anything about it '' But what if there was a better way? Join our panel of Awake Surgery pioneers as we delve into the fascinating realm where risk and benefit meet in the surgical landscape. With the rising elderly and frail population, the need for surgery is more prevalent than ever before. Anesthesia, although safer thanks to re-engineering, can still pose challenges for some individuals. But what if we could eliminate its use entirely? Discover how innovative technology is rapidly advancing alternative approaches to anesthesia.

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photo of James Clarkson
James Clarkson

Wide Awake VR

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Mariya Filipova


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Joe Gough

Wide Awake VR

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Alok Sharan

Spine and Performance Institute