Tristate Brain and Spine Hosts Training Conference

(Alexandria MN) – A group of Doctors from around the United States and Central America gathered in Alexandria earlier this week to learn techniques developed at Tristate Brain and Spine Institute. The 2nd Annual Inspired Spine Training Conference was held Monday through Wednesday of this week.

The surgery called OLLIF is a minimally invasive surgery that reduces the time in surgery from 7 hours to only 35 minutes. The results have been impressive. Shorter anesthesia time and quicker recovery time allow patients to return to work or activities sooner.

Currently there are only 25 doctors in the world performing this surgery and only 5 that have been trained to the level of Tristate Brain and Spine. They are the only clinic to have published papers on the procedure. Recently, Dr. Abbasi published the clinics fifth paper on the surgery.

In order to perform the surgery new tools had to be developed. The tool is called the Alexandria Decorticator and patents are pending.

This conference is only one of several scheduled for the year. Dr Abbasi will be speaking and teaching at several additional conferences including San Diego, Istanbul, Turkey and Venice Italy.

About Tristate Brain and Spine

Tristate Brain and Spine Institute is dedicated to evaluating and treating all types of brain and spine problems, no matter how complex. Their doctors have extensive training from around the world, and are up to date on all the latest techniques and technologies. Their specialties include OLLIF a minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive SI Joint fusion, injections and physical therapy. They are only 1 of 3 facilities in the United States that have an Upright MRI.

Tristate Brain and Spine Institute, has locations in Alexandria, Crookston and Edina Minnesota. Our staff is made up of experts in brain and spinal care. Online at: