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Dr. John H. Shin is a board certified neurosurgeon at the MGH who specializes in the treatment of complex spinal disorders. He is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon, having completed a combined orthopedic and neurosurgery spine surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. He also completed fellowship training in stereotactic spine radiosurgery for spine tumors. Dr. Shin operates using modern techniques in spine instrumentation and reconstruction. His clinical and research interests focus on improving patient outcomes following spine surgery. Dr. Shin specializes in adult spinal deformity and spinal oncology. He treats conditions including cervical myelopathy, scoliosis, cranio-cervical disorders, chin-on-chest deformity, thoracolumbar deformity, instrumentation failure, spinal revision surgery, lumbar stenosis, and spondylolisthesis. He performs a wide range of surgeries including spinal fusions and motion-preserving artificial disc replacement. He also treats the full range of cancers and tumors that affect the spine, primary and metastatic. He leads the multidisciplinary metastatic spine tumor and stereotactic spine radiosurgery program with Dr. Kevin Oh of Radiation Oncology. This team-based effort provides patients with comprehensive and innovative approaches to treating challenging tumors of the spine. With this approach, Dr. Shin and his team are leading clinical trials and studies focused on improving outcomes for patients with metastatic cancer.Dr. Shin is also a sideline neuro trauma consultant for the National Football League and is an expert in the surgical management of traumatic spinal column injuries.Dr. Shin's practice is supported by Kristina Shultz, NP, a nationally recognized thought leader in spine surgery care. Together, they deliver compassionate surgical care with an emphasis on patient education and counseling.
This educational video highlights the various surgical approaches to the cervical spine. Common signs and symptoms of cervical spinal cord and nerve root compression are also discussed.
Radiosurgery has shifted the paradigm of treating patients by minimizing the morbidity of conventional surgery and, focusing on tumor control.
In this issue: spinal metastases & stereotactic radiosurgery; skull base tumors & endoscopic surgery; pediatric epilepsy dietary therapy; Alzheimer Disease: tau pathology; drug & gene discovery; early treatment; preclinical diagnostic tools.
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