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Dr. Gerlach utilizes state-of-the-art technology, for example, the O-arm 3D intraoperative imaging device, computer-aided navigation, intraoperative neuromonitoring, and motion-preserving procedures, such as cervical disc replacement.
Qualifications and experience
- Orthopedic Spine Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine, Spine
- Languages spoken
Rocky Mountain Spine Clinic
Medical College of Wisconsin
University of Minnesota
University of San Diego
- Board Certification
Certification Agency Member Board Year American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Board Certified North American Spine Society American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Clinical interest for patients
Dr. Gerlach specializes in the treatment of spinal deformity, degenerative, and traumatic conditions affecting the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine in adult and adolescent patients. Dr. Gerlach commonly treats patients with sciatica, stenosis, herniated discs, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, degenerative disc disease, and spinal fractures.
- Research interest for patients
All spine surgeries require the use of intraoperative image guidance; especially those performed using a minimally invasive approach and those requiring placement of spinal implants. Historically, 2D fluoroscopy (X-ray) was utilized in these procedures. Over the past decade, there have been significant advancements in this area. Dr. Gerlach utilizes state-of-the-art technology, for example, the O-arm 3D intraoperative imaging device, computer-aided navigation, intraoperative neuromonitoring, and motion-preserving procedures, such as cervical disc replacement.
The O-arm allows for 360-degree CT-like images in the operating room, providing a 3D view of complex 3D spinal anatomy. Having the best view of the surgical anatomy in the operating room allows Dr. Gerlach to provide each patient with the most precise surgical procedure possible
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