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3/2020

Dr. Verma has a new Neighborhood post from a recent complex spine patient. Read below for more information.

https://www.patch.com/

2/2020

Dr. Verma has changed offices and has a new team! Get to know Gia, Vina, and Asef who will be working alongside Dr. Verma to provide compassionate evidenced based treatment for spine patients.  The members of the team are hand selected for their concierge level care and gentle treatment of patients. 

12/2019

Dr. Verma was selected as a top doctor in Los Alamitos.  This is a great honor from the community. His bio will be featured on website: 

www.kushagraverma.topdoctor.com

11/2019

This month Dr. Verma has a new research article looking at the effeciness of bracing in adolescent patients with scoliosis.  This landmark article is published in the Spine Deformity Journal. For details see below:

Lori A. Dolan, Stuart L. Weinstein, Mark F. Abel….Kushagra VermaBracing in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Trial (BrAIST): Development and Validation of a Prognostic Model in Untreated Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Using the Simplified Skeletal Maturity System” (Spine Deformity, 2019 Nov7(6): 890–898.e4)
https://www.spine-deformity.org/article/S2212-134X(19)30165-0/abstract

7/2019

This month, Dr. Verma is an invited faculty for the San Diego Spine Foundation.  He teaches fellow surgeons “Safety during Complex Deformity Surgery:  Lessons from Global Outreach”

Dr. Verma is passionate about global outreach, complex spine surgeon, and surgeon education. 

6/2019

In the last couple of months, Dr. Verma has released 4 new research articles focused on scoliosis and spine deformity!  Dr. Verma is one of a handful of surgeons in private practice to maintain academic affiliations and ongoing research. He continues to publish articles that advance the treatment of spine and scoliosis patients.  Research allows for continuous advancement and excellence in spine care. 

Berven S, Baron M, Deviren V, Glassman S, Bridwell K, Verma K.

The Assessment of Clinically Significant Differences in Treating Spinal Deformity Using the SRS Questionnaire: What Is the Threshold of Change That Is Meaningful to Patients?

Slattery C, Verma K.

Outcome Measures in Adult Spine Surgery: How Do We Identify the Outcomes of Greatest Utility for Research?

Verma K, Slattery CA, Boachie-Adjei O.

What's Important: Surgeon Volunteerism: Experiences with FOCOS in Ghana.

Slattery C, Kark J, Wagner T, Verma K.

The Use of Tranexamic Acid to Reduce Surgical Blood Loss: A Review Basic Science, Subspecialty Studies, and The Evolution of Use in Spine Deformity Surgery.

To learn more please see the link below:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=kushagra+verma

5/2019

Dr. Verma was invited to San Francisco to teach a group of 50 surgeons principles of spine deformity and revision surgery.  Complex pathologies and case examples from Dr. Verma’s practice were used to educate surgeons from around the country

3/2019

This month, Dr. Verma traveled to Monterrey, Mexico with the global spine outreach foundation to perform free surgery on children with complex scoliosis.  He has been passionate about global outreach for ten years. Dr. Verma is also a recent recipient of the Edgar Dawson Traveling Fellowship through the Scoliosis Search Society

2/2019

Dr. Verma is faculty for the Shelby Spine Conference this month in Park City Utah.  His lecture teaches fellow surgeons principles of adult spinal deformity in the neck as well as the lower back.  Research in spinal deformity has drastically changed spine surgery in the last decade. Implementation of these principles and improve chronic back pain after spine surgery and help reduce the risk of revision surgery.

1/2019

This month Dr. Verma will be visiting Professor Lawrence Lenke at Columbia University in New York, NY to learn advanced principles of spinal deformity.  Dr. Lenke is considered the country’s leading expert on adult and pediatric spinal deformity in the United States. 

10/2018

This month, Dr. Verma gave a lecture at the prestigious Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) Conference in Bologna, Italy.  The Scoliosis Research Society is the oldest and most prestigious scoliosis society around the world whose singular focus is the advancement of scoliosis surgery worldwide.  Dr. Verma has been attending these meetings for 10 years and has twice been nominated (once awarded) the Russell Hibbs award for excellence in Scoliosis Research. 

9/2018

“Dr Verma has a recent publication comparing lateral interbody fusion versus transforaminal lumbar interbody for the treatment of adjacent segment disease.  One of the challenges of spine surgery is the risk of accelerated disease progression above a prior fusion. This study explores the role of minimally invasive interbody options.  For details read below:”

Jain D, Verma K,…Deviren V “Comparison of Stand-Alone, Transpsoas Lateral Interbody Fusion at L3-4 and Cranial vs Transforaminal Interbody Fusion at L3-4 and L4-5 for the Treatment of Lumbar Adjacent Segment Disease.” 

To learn more please see the link below:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=kushagra+verma

8/2018

“Dr. Verma has a recent publication reviewing the classification system for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis developed by Dr.Lenke.  This publication compares previous classification systems and reviews the research leading up to the most widely used classification for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.  This publication is helpful for surgeons new to the classification system and provides a deeper understanding”

Slattery C, Verma K.

Classifications in Brief: The Lenke Classification for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.

To learn more please see the link below:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=kushagra+verma

7/2018

“Dr Verma has a recent publication reviewing the Schwab-SRS classification system for adult spinal deformity.  This is a recent classification system developed from radiographic parameters known to correlate with adult disability.  The classification provides a framework for researchers to discuss complex cases and provides a guideline for surgeons wishing to achieve a balanced correction.  This publication is helpful for surgeons new to the classification system and provides a deeper understanding”

Slattery C, Verma K.

Classification in Brief: SRS-Schwab Classification of Adult Spinal Deformity.

To learn more please see the link below:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=kushagra+verma

7/2018

Join Dr. Verma in supporting a fundraiser for the Global Spine Outreach.  This is a volunteer organization that provides free scoliosis surgery to children abroad.  Fundraising event is located in Los Angeles.

6/2018

Dr. Verma has relocated his practice to Southern California from the University of Washington in Seattle.  While he departs from a traditional academic position at a University Setting, he remains committed to the academic endeavors including, surgeon education, mentorship, global outreach, and clinical research.  His practice will serve patients in Los Alamitos, Long Beach, Orange County, Lakewood, Cerritos, Torrance, Huntington Beach, and other surrounding areas. 

5/2018

Join us in congratulating Dr. Verma for volunteering his time this month to perform free surgery on children with complex scoliosis.  He partners with the Global Spine Outreach (GSO, Colombia) and helps children while teaching other local surgeons his surgical technique.

3/2018

Join us in congratulating Dr. Verma for volunteering his time this month to perform free surgery on children with complex scoliosis.  He partners with the Global Spine Outreach (GSO, Mexico) and helps children while teaching other local surgeons his surgical technique.

2/2018

Please congratulate Dr. Verma for being a finalist for the Faculty Teaching Award at the University of Washington.  This is a huge honor for a surgeon only affiliated with the practice for less than 2 years. 

11/2017

Join us in congratulating Dr. Verma for volunteering his time this month to perform free surgery on children with complex scoliosis.  He partners with the Global Spine Outreach (GSO, Colombia) and helps children while teaching other local surgeons his surgical technique.

8/2017

Dr. Verma was invited to teach surgeons this weekend at the Eighth Annual ONE Spine 

Residents & Fellows Course in Seattle, WA.  The topic of Dr. Verma’s lecture was “How to 

Approach Adult Deformity Early in Practice, Rebuilding a Spine Deformity Center” 

7/2017

Dr. Verma was invited to teach surgeons this weekend at the second annual Spinal Deformity 

Symposium in Seattle, WA.  The topic of his lecture was “Neuromuscular Scoliosis:  Techniques 

For Correction, Complications, And Global Outreach” 

6/2017

Join us in congratulating Dr. Verma for volunteering his time this month to perform free surgery on children with complex scoliosis.  He partners with the Global Spine Outreach (GSO, Colombia) and helps children while teaching other local surgeons his surgical technique.

6/2017

Dr. Verma was faculty for the recent spine course at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.  The course was a minimally invasive cadaver Course and Dr. Verma’s lecture was on “Principles of Adult Deformity, Cervical and Lumbar” 

5/2017

Dr. Verma was invited to give an online lecture at the University of Washington recently.  His lecture “Adolescent Scoliosis and Adult Spinal Deformity – Discussion on Care & Treatment” will be feature on the University’s website and Youtube Channel. 

To watch the video click this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNSLyQjzX7Y

6/2016

Dr. Verma was invited to lecture at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) on the 

 “Management of Blood Loss in Spinal Deformity Surgery”.  Dr. Verma has done extensive 

research on the management of blood loss.  

To learn more please see the link below:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=kushagra+verma

8/2016

Join us in congratulating Dr. Verma for volunteering his time this month to perform free surgery on children with complex scoliosis.  He partners with the Foundation of Orthopaedics and Complex Spine (FOCOS, Ghana) and helps children while teaching other local surgeons his surgical technique.  He also spends his time in Africa helping with research related to complex pediatric spinal deformity.  Dr. Verma has been passionate about global volunteerism since his first trip to Africa in 2009.

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