Lab Training - April 13

Endoscopic Discectomy and Ultrasound-guided Tenotomy Lab Training

267 Boston Road, Suite 28
North Billerica, MA


Event Summary

April 13, 2024 – 8:00AM – 1:00PM

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 SpineSite Endoscope System* and the EndoJet Discectomy device. 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 SpineSite endoscope system, the EndoJet discectomy device, and the TenJet tenotomy device
  2. Review the indications, contraindications, pre-op and post-op protocols for performing a endoscopic discetomy procedure.
  3. Describe and demonstrate the surgical technique including identification of anatomical landmarks and the use of the SpineSite endoscope in conjunction with the EndoJet device to perform the discectomy.
  4. Review of the TenJet tenotomy device and it’s 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

Dr. Pasquarello is board certified in neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine. He is an assistant clinical professor of family medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.


7:30 Transportation from hotel to HydroCision Headquarters
7:45 – 8:00 Welcome – Coffee
8:00 – 9:00 Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy using the SpineSite Endoscope System – Dr. Fred Gerges

  • Endoscopic discectomy concept, history, advantages
  • Comparison and advantages over surgical alternatives
  • Introduction to the SpineSite Endoscope System
  • Indications, contraindications
  • Surgical technique
9:00 – 10:00 Ultrasound-guided treatment of chronic gluteal tendinopathy utilizing the TenJet Tenotomy System – Dr. George Pasquarello

  • Ultrasound-guided tenotomy concept, history, advantages
  • Comparison and advantages over surgical alternatives
  • Introduction to the TenJet System
  • Indications, contraindications
  • Surgical technique
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.

Endoscopic Discectomy Lab registration

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*Disclaimer:  SpineSite Endoscope and VPU System
This SpineSite Endoscope and Video Processing Unit (VPU) will be presented as prototypes and have not received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for commercial use.  They are intended for use solely in clinical investigations, research, or educational settings under the supervision of qualified healthcare professionals.