Mesfin Lemma, MD, spine surgeon at MedStar Orthopaedic Institute, recently became the first in the world to perform minimally invasive spine surgery using the Excelsius3D 3-in-1 intelligent imaging system. Because Excelsius3D 3-in-1 intelligent imaging system shows real-time video in 3D, it allows us to do the surgery more precisely and more minimally invasively. Consolidating cone-beam CT, fluoroscopy, and digital radiography into a single unit eliminates the need for multiple imaging devices. This can save time during the procedure, which means less time under anesthesia for our patients.
Dr. Mesfin Lemma is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon, specializing in the surgical treatment of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine disorders.
His areas of intellectual interest and clinical expertise center around minimally invasive spine surgery. Using tubular retractors in lieu of traditional open surgery, state-of-the-art technologies, and computer-assisted navigation allows Dr. Lemma to deliver to his patients the best solutions with the least amount of invasion.
A large portion of his practice also focuses on spinal problems in the elderly, rheumatoid arthritis of the spine, spinal deformity, and revision spinal surgery.
Dr. Mesfin is an Ethiopian descent, a son of Professor Aklilu Lemma. He has made his country and his dad proud!
We congratulate Dr Mesfin Lema on behalf of all Ethiopian Doctors. We hope that one day he will get back to Ethiopia to teach and practice Medicine.