Minimally Invasive Surgery for Lumbar Spine Disease

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 0.50
    • CNE: 0.50
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Jun 14, 2023
  • Expires: Jun 13, 2026
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    30 Minutes
  • Average User Rating:
    (4 Ratings)


Kathryn Karem Kathryn Karem, APRN, FNP-C
Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner
UKHC Kentucky Neuroscience Institute
Lexington, Kentucky

Rouzbeh Motiei-Langroudi Rouzbeh Motiei-Langroudi, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Needs Statement

This activity will provide education for primary care physicians in spine care. It will also help identify red flags and make a more specific diagnosis. As a result, patients will get the correct treatment and follow-up.

Target Audience

The target audience for this course includes physicians and nurses.


Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to
1. Discuss MIS approaches to thoracolumbar spine surgery.
2. Compare major differences between traditional open and MIS approaches.
3. State advantages and disadvantages of MIS over open.
4. Identify individuals who can benefit from MIS more.


In support of improving patient care, University of Kentucky HealthCare CECentral is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This enduring material is designated for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IPE Competencies

  • Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice
  • Roles/ Responsibilities
  • Interprofessional Communication
  • Teams and Teamwork

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.50 nursing contact hours.

Faculty Disclosure

All planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content are required to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. An ineligible company is defined as one whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.

Rouzbeh Motiei, MD, faculty for this educational event, was a paid speaker for Depuy Synthes. 

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Content review confirmed that the content was developed in a fair, balanced manner free from commercial bias. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation. 


In collaboration with UK Department of Neurosurgery.