Demystifying the spine: A primary care approach to the adult and paediatric spine

WEBINAR: Tuesday 15 February 2022, 7.30 - 8.45 pm

Dr Anand Segar provided an overview of common adult and paediatric spine presentations with a focus on assessment and management in a primary care setting.

He discussed red flags, presentation patterns, and referral criteria to both surgeons and non-operative musculoskeletal physicians. The aim of the talk wass to simplify what can be a complex area for a busy general practitioner.


Dr Anand Segar

BHB & MBChB, FRACS (Ortho), DPhil/PhD

Anand Segar is a New Zealand and internationally trained adult and paediatric spine surgeon whose practice is guided by the principles of patient-centred care. His approach is personable, balanced, and individualised with a holistic view of spinal conditions. Anand will only recommend surgery when necessary and always through a shared-decision making process.

He completed his medical education at the University of Auckland, where he graduated at the top of his class. He subsequently trained in orthopaedic surgery in New Zealand and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He was awarded his Ph.D. from the University of Oxford, U.K., examining the relationship between obesity and lower back pain. He has received numerous awards for his research, serves as a Deputy Editor for the journal Clinical Spine Surgery, and is a Senior Lecturer in Surgery at the University of Auckland.

He has completed three prestigious, highly competitive, and world-renowned spine surgical fellowships in the United States working under the leaders in the field. This has provided him with a unique and comprehensive understanding of spinal problems afflicting patients of all age groups, from birth to the more venerable patients, in any aspect of their spine, all the way from their skull to their tailbone.

This webinar is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from:

This presentation is intended for qualified health practitioners professional development and should not be relied upon for any other purpose. Any opinions offered are those of the presenter or other speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of Goodfellow Unit.

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