Spine, Sports & Neuropathy Fellowship

LAGS MEDICAL CENTERS TRAINING

Fellowship Program Overview

Lags Medical Centers’ Fellowship Program provides an exceptional training opportunity for professionals looking to focus their efforts on interventional spine and musculoskeletal medicine.

Lags Medical Centers is the founder of an innovative and comprehensive diagnostic and treatment program for patients suffering from chronic pain. Our distinguished physicians provide the core leadership – both diagnostically and therapeutically. The fellow will learn how to diagnose metabolic, anatomical and psychological causes for pain. The multi-disciplinary faculty includes physiatry, anesthesiology, neurology, neurosurgery, podiatry, psychiatry, psychology, radiology and pathology – providing an ideal working relationship with the fellows.

Fellowship Objectives

When the fellows complete the Lags Fellowship, they will have performed 1,500 spinal injections, including spinal cord stimulation trials and implants. They will have learned ultrasound-guided injections. They will be able run a peripheral neuropathy lab, including EMGs and NCVs, conduct autonomic testing, and be able to interpret pathology slides for nerve counting in small fiber neuropathy. They will be able to give joint and spine injections involving PRP, exosomes, aminos and stem cells. They will understand and interpret psychological testing in order to identify high-risk patients, and they will have exposure to the interpretation of both qualitative and quantitative urine testing for their patients. Research will be required. This is a true multi-disciplinary program for spine and sports medicine – and much more.

Training Will Focus on These Regions:

CERVICAL – 30%

THORACIC – 5%

LUMBAR – 65%

Topics Covered

  • Diagnostic EMGs and NCVs
  • Pathology lab for identifying small fiber neuropathy
  • Autonomic lab with tilt table and sweat test
  • Exposure to Corneal confocal microscopy for small fiber neuropathy
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound – all joints, nerves and soft tissues
  • Ultrasound-guided injections – all joints, nerves and soft tissues
  • PRP/Regenerative Medicine – all joints, soft tissues and spine
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation Trials
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation Implantation
  • Intrathecal Pump Placement
  • Sports Team Coverage
  • Transforaminal and Intrathecal Epidurals – all regions
  • MBBs and RFAs – all regions
  • Sacroiliac Procedures
  • Diagnostic Discograms
  • Therapeutic Discograms with Regenerative Medicine
  • Sympathetic Blocks – all regions
  • Exposure to mental health department for cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness

Physicians Apply Today!

To apply for this unique and valuable opportunity, submit to Lcortez@lagsmedical.com the following documents:

  • • Curriculum vitae and/or resume
  • • Letters of recommendation from academic advisors, course directors, etc.
  • • A brief, but detailed description of your interest in this fellowship program