Posts by Stuart H. Hershman, MD
Surgery Linked to Better Odds of Neurologic Improvement in Gunshot-induced Spinal Injuries
Brian C. Goh, MD, PhD, Stuart H. Hershman, MD, and colleagues found that patients who had gunshot-induced injury (GSI) to the thoracic or lumbar spine were more likely to improve on the American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale if they had surgery.
Osteoporosis Is Underrecognized, Undertreated Among Adults with Spinal Deformity Undergoing Long Fusion
In a retrospective study, spinal surgeons from Massachusetts General Hospital determined that one-third of adults scheduled for long thoracolumbar spinal fusions had osteoporosis before surgery, with two-thirds of those patients receiving no pharmacologic treatment.
Mass General Spine Service's Focus on Patient Outcomes
Stuart Hershman, MD, surgeon in the Orthopaedic Spine Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses his collaborative research and clinical practice on patients with complex spinal deformities and specifically osteoporosis.
Laminoplasty Warranted for More Patients with Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy
Massachusetts General Hospital researchers have determined that most patients who undergo laminectomy and fusion for cervical spondylotic myelopathy were also candidates for laminoplasty, which in previous research had similar or better outcomes and was more cost-effective.
Osteoporosis Surveillance Crucial Before Long Spinal Fusion for Adult Spinal Deformity
Osteoporosis increases the likelihood of revision surgery following a long spinal fusion for adult spinal deformity.
Hypoalbuminemia Predicts Poorer Outcomes After Surgery for Vertebral Compression Fractures
Preoperative albumin has the potential to serve as a prognostic indicator of adverse outcomes for patients undergoing surgery for osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures.
Trends in Spinal Deformity Surgery and Reducing Narcotic Consumption During Surgery
Stuart Hershman, MD, orthopaedic spine surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital, describes several important trends in spinal deformity corrections and how to reduce narcotic consumption after surgery.
AAOS 2019: A Media Roundup
Health care professionals at this year’s AAOS discussed research findings, novel treatment approaches and innovations on the podium and in the hallways. These conversations generated press across trade publications.
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: Enhancing Clinical Outcomes
Less invasive spine procedures can reduce adverse events and improve clinical outcomes, taking advantage of new imaging technologies and protocols.
Dr. Stuart Hershman is a board-certified spine surgeon specializing in spinal deformity and complex spinal reconstruction. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his MD from Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Hershman completed his orthopaedic residency at the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He continued his specialization in spine by completing the world-renowned fellowship in complex spine and spinal deformity surgery at Washington University in St. Louis. While there, he trained in all facets of spinal surgery, including adult and pediatric spinal deformity, tumor, trauma, degenerative conditions of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Hershman has spent the past several years practicing in South Florida, specializing in the surgical management of cervical myelopathy, complex spine and spinal deformity in the adult and geriatric patient. He has specific interests in revision surgery, minimally invasive techniques to treat spinal deformity and the surgical and non-surgical management of spinal conditions in osteoporotic patients. His primary research focus is on patient outcomes. Dr. Hershman is an active member of several international research organizations including the prestigious Cervical Spine Research Society, the Scoliosis Research Society and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. He currently is involved in multiple ongoing research studies. Dr. Hershman has published numerous peer-reviewed papers, and his research has been presented both nationally and internationally.