Lab Training - July 27

Endoscopic Discectomy and Ultrasound-guided Tenotomy Lab Training

267 Boston Road, Suite 28
North Billerica, MA

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Event Summary

The laboratory training session will encompass both didactic and hands-on cadaveric instruction, focusing on the endoscopic approach for treating herniated nucleus pulposus. The training will specifically highlight the application of the HydroCision EndoJet discectomy device for performing endoscopic discectomy procedures. Participants will also have the unique opportunity to receive training on utilizing the TenJet device for addressing chronic gluteal tendinopathy.

Physician Audience

This event is designed for interventional pain management physicians who have a comprehensive understanding of spinal anatomy, physiology, and needle-based access techniques for contained disc herniations, particularly utilizing the Kambin triangle access method. It is tailored for those looking to broaden their expertise by incorporating endoscopic discectomy procedures and ultrasound-guided tenotomy techniques using HydroCision’s Hydroresection technology.

Course Objectives

  1. Review of the the EndoJet discectomy device, and the TenJet tenotomy device.
  2. Review the indications, contraindications, pre-op and post-op protocols for performing an endoscopic discectomy procedure.
  3. Describe and demonstrate the surgical technique including identification of anatomical landmarks and the use of the EndoJet device to perform the discectomy.
  4. Review of the TenJet tenotomy device and its application for the ultrasound-guided treatment of chronic gluteal tendinopathy.
  5. Provide one-on-one, hands-on, wet lab technique instruction.

Course Faculty

Fred Gerges

George Pasquarello

Fred Gerges, MD

Program Director, Pain Medicine Fellowship
VP Pain Management, Steward Medical Group
St Elizabeth’s Medical Center

George Pasquarello, DO, FAAO, CAQPM

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedics, Brown University – Warren Alpert Medical School. Board certified in neuromusculoskeletal medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and CAQ in pain medicine.


7:30 Transportation from hotel to HydroCision Headquarters
7:45 – 8:00 Welcome – Coffee
8:00 – 9:00 Endoscopic lumbar discectomy using the EndoJet discectomy device – Dr. Fred Gerges
9:00 – 10:00 Ultrasound-guided treatment of chronic gluteal tendinopathy utilizing the TenJet Tenotomy device – Dr. George Pasquarello
10:00 – 12:30 Cadaveric Lab Instruction and practice – Dr. Gerges & Dr. Pasquarello
12:30 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 Depart

Travel Requirements and Accommodations

Physicians attending the event are responsible for covering their own travel expenses to and from the venue. Once travel arrangements are confirmed, HydroCision will manage and cover the cost of a one-night hotel stay at a conveniently located hotel. Additionally, a complimentary lunch will be provided on-site during the event.

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