"Normally with deformities we put screws in the pelvis to create the solid foundation at the base of the spine for these long constructs," says Dr. Anand. "We now use the AxialLIF minimally invasive screw, to build this foundation and so we have no need to put these long screws in the pelvis. Twenty-five percent of patients with the long pelvic screws come back for revisions because it breaks down. Now we are avoiding those problems. There are a lot of advantages to performing these types of procedures and a lot of people are slowly getting into it."
During his career, he co-founded the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Society for Lateral Access Surgery. He is the national director of ONE Spine Society and a member of the Society of Nucleus Arthroplasty.
Dr. Anand is also a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society and Scoliosis Research Society. He's presented research papers at academic meetings and has been published in peer-reviewed publications, as well as textbooks for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
He earned his medical degree from the University of Bombay, T.N. Medical College in India and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, N.Y. His additional training includes a reconstructive spine surgery fellowship at the University of Florida Spinal Health Centers in Gainesville and a scoliosis and trauma fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.