Buffalo  Spine Surgery specializes in varieties of back and spine surgery using state of the art techniques for pain relief



PUBLICATIONS


Textbook Chapters

Clinical Application: Revision Surgery with Luiz Pimenta. Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF). Editors J. Allan Goodrich, Ildemardco J Volcan. Quality Medical Publishing. 2008.

 

Cervical Disc Replacement Revisions: Clinical and Biomechanical Considerations. With Pimenta L, McAfee P, Cunningham B, Nicola H, Lhamby J, and Gharazeddine I. Motion Preservation Surgery of the Spine:Advanced Techniques and Controversies. Yue, JJ, Bertagnoli R, McAfee P, and An HS. Saunders/Elsevier 2008

 

Porous-Coated Motion Cervical Arthroplasty: Biomechanics, Design Considerations, and Clinical Outcomes with Pimenta, Diaz, McAfee, Crockard, and Cunningham.  Spinal Arthroplasty: The Preservation of Motion. Saunders Elsevier. 2007

 

Porous Coated Motion Cervical Artificial Disc with Paul McAfee, Matthew Scott-Young, Luiz Pimenta in Dynamic Reconstruction of the Spine by Daniel Kim et al. Thieme Medical Publishers

 

The Importance of Total Discectomy, Instrumentation, and Implant Sizing to Avoid Failure of a Prosthetic Disc Replacement of the Lumbar Spine. Roundtables in Spine Surgery. Quality Medical Publishing 2005

 

The Porous Coated Motion Cervical Disc with Paul McAfee, Bryan Cunningham, Luiz Pimenta.  Spinal Arthroplasty New Era in Spine Care. Quality Medical Publishing. 2005

 

The Cervical Disc: Theory, Biomechanics, and Animal Studies. McAfee, P, Cappuccino A, Pimenta L, Cunningham B, Hu N et al. Nonfusion techniques for the spine : motion preservation & balance. 2005

 

Anterior Exposure of the Spine with Sandra V. Moore. Lumbar Spine Arthroplasty. Quality Medical Publishing 2005

 

Surgical Technique for Total Disc Replacement with Paul McAfee. Lumbar Spine Arthroplasty. Quality Medical Publishing 2005

 

Discectomy with Scott Blumenthal. Lumbar Spine Arthroplasty. Quality Medical Publishing 2005

 

The Link Porous Coated Motion TM Cervical Disc Replacement, Paul C. McAfee, MD, Bryan Cunningham, MSc., Luiz Pimenta, MD, PhD, Andy Cappuccino, MD. Spinal arthroplasty : A New Era in Spine Care. 2004

Posterior Wiring Techniques for Subaxial Cervical Spine, Chapter II. Current Techniques in Spinal Stabilization. Edition: Regis Haid, Rick Fessler. McGraw-Hill, 1995

Retropharyngeal Approach to the Cervical Spine, with Paul McAfee in Textbook of Spinal Surgery by Bridwell and DeWald, McGraw-Hill, 1995. Ron DeWald Editions

Biomechanics of Thoracolumbar Spinal Implants. Textbook of Spinal Surgery, McGraw-Hill, 1995


Abstracts

Lower incidence of dysphagia with cervical arthroplasty compared to ACDF in a prospective randomized clinical trial McAfee RC, Cappuccino A, DeVine J et al. Proceedings of NASS Toronto ON 2008. 43S

 

A prospective randomized comparison of two lumbar total disc replacements. Guyer RD, Cappuccino A, Blumenthal S,  Proceedings of NASS Toronto ON 2008. 61S

 

Prospective Randomized series of 92 cervical arthroplasties in 73 patients adjacvent to prior fusions. McAfee PC, Pimenta L, Cappuccino A, et al. Proceedings of NASS Toronto ON 2008. 76S

 

Cervical Arthroplasty for the Treatment of Symptomatic Cervical Spondylosis: Initial Outcomes form a Prospective, Randomized, Multi-Center Study. With Regan, JJ; LTC JG Devine, FM Phillips, A Cappuccino, PC McAfee. North American Spine Society. Austin TX October 2007

 

A Comparison of Outcomes in Cervical Arthroplasty Patients with and without Previous Adjacent level ACDF Surgery. With Regan, JJ; LTC JG Devine, FM Phillips, A Cappuccino, PC McAfee. North American Spine Society. Austin TX October 2007

 

A Prospective Randomized Multi-Center Clinical Trial of Cervical Disc Replacement: Preliminary Clinical Outcomes. Phillips F, Regan J, Cappuccino A, DeVine J, Ahrens J, McAfee PC. Proceedings of the Spinal Arthroplasty Society Meeting, Berlin Germany May 2007

 

Cervical Disc Replacement in patients with and without Previous Adjacent Level ACDF Surgery. Proceedings of the Spinal Arthroplasty Society Meeting, Berlin Germany May 2007

 

Comparison of Multiple Level vs. Single Level Cervical Disc Replacement: 178 Consecutive Prostheses. (Also Poster Presentation) Spine Across the Seas/North American Spine Society. Maui, Hawaii July 2006

 

Spine Across the Seas/North American Spine Society. Maui, Hawaii July 2006

Lumbar Total Disc Replacement Combined with Fusion at an adjacent Level: Early Results from a Multi-center Retrospective Review of a Hybrid Procedure for Multi-Level Degenerative Disease. Geisler, F, Banco, RJ, Cappuccino A, et al. (Also Poster Presentation). International Meeting of Advanced Spinal Techniques. Greece July 2006

 

Biomechanical Analysis of the STALIF Device vs. Circumferential Spinal Arthrodesis: An In Vitro Calf Spine Model Comparing Multi-Directional Flexibility Properties in a Destructive and Non=-Destructive Model. Cappuccino, A, Cunningham B, HU N et al. (Also poster presentation). International Meeting of Advanced Spinal Techniques. Greece July 2006

 

Total Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement with the PCM (Porous Coated Motion) disk. Prospective 3 years follow up clinical and radiological study, 230 discs performed. Pimenta, L, McAfee  P, Cappuccino A. American Association of Neurologic Surgeons. Lake Buena Vista, FL. March 2006.

 

Anterior Plating Alone vs. Circumferential Fusion Using Facet Screws an In Vitro Cadaveric Model. Cappuccino A, Cappuccino M, Cunnigham B, Hu N, McAfee P. Cervical Spine Research Society December 2005.

 

Comparison of Multiple Level vs. Single Level Cervical Disc Replacement: 178 Consecutive Prosthesis. McAfee P, Pimenta L, Cappuccino A. et al Proceedings of NASS 20th Annual Meeting. The Spine Journal 2005, Vol 5, Number 4S pg 88S.

 

A Comparison of Single vs. Multi-Level Cervical Disc Replacement with the PCM Cervical Disc- A Two Year Follow-up. Pimenta L, McAfee P, Cappuccino A. Proceedings of AANS Annual Meeting. New Orleans, April 2005

 

Porous Coated Motion Cervical Disc Replacement- A Biomechanical, Histomorphometric and Biologic Wear Analysis in a Caprine Model. Hu N, Cunningham B, Sefter J, Cappuccino A, Pimenta L, McAfee P. Proceedings of the Spinal Arthroplasty Society 2005. NYC May 2005

The PCM Cervitech Cervical Artificial Disc vs. the Bryan Disc System Medtronic in One Year Follow Up. Pimenta, L, McAfee P, Crockard A, Cappuccino A et al. Proceedings of the North American Spine Society 2004

Porous Coated Motion Cervical Disc Replacement: A Biomechanical histomorphometric and biologic wear analysis in a caprine model. Dmitirev A, Cunnigham B, Kim SW, Cappuccino A, et al. Proceedings of the North American Spine Society 2004

Porous Coated Motion Cervical Disc (PCM) disk Replacement- Report of 100 Cases Performed as an Outpatient or Minimal Hospital Stay. Pimenta L, McAfee P, Crockard A, Cappuccino A, et al. Proceedings of the North American Spine Society 2004

Endoscopic Implantation of the new Link Charite Low-Profile Cervical Disc. Pimenta, L., Cappuccino, A., McAfee, P. Proceedings of the North American Spine Society. San Diego September 2003

Porous Coated Motion Cervical Disc Replacement. Crockard, A., Cappuccino, A., McAfee, P., Cunningham, B. Proceedings of the Europsine Annual Meeting (SRS) Prague. September 2003.

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion with Implantable Titanium Cages. Moreland D, Cappuccino A, et al. Proceedings of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Toronto, Canada 2001

Effect of Spinal Destabilization and Instrumentation on Lumbar Intradiscal Pressure. Cunnigham B, McNulty P, Cappuccino A, Kotani Y, McAfee P. Proceedings of NASS. Minneapolis, MN 1999

Localization of the Laser Cavity in Percutaneous Discectomy. Foos G, Donald G, Cappuccino A, Glastein C. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of NASS. San Diego, CA 1993

Platelet Interaction with Spent Media Used to Support Tumor Cell Culture. Bernstein Z, Cappuccino H, Cappuccino A, Small B. Blood. December 1988

Cessation of Thrombocytopenia with Platelet IgG and IgM. Bernstein Z, Cappuccino A, Cappuccino H, Small B. Blood. December 1987.

Effect on Platelet Aggregation of Serum from Patients with HIV-Associated ITP. Bernstein Z, Cappuccino A, Cappuccino H, Small B. Blood December 1987