World-Class Master for Spinal Tumor is Coming to China Upstream

2020-02-13 15:28:18 Guangzhou Gloryren Orthopedics Technology Co., Ltd 128

Currently, Italy has declared a state of emergency, intensifying prevention efforts to halt the spread of the coronavirus. On Jan 30th Italy barred all commercial flights to and from China. The greatest Master of Spinal Tumor Prof. Stefano Boriani is coming to china on April 19th. He is the first visiting professor of the highest level after the epidemic outbreak. He’s going to distinguish himself at this visit, which is known to and excites many Chinese Orthopedics Experts. This visit is definitely of extraordinary and profound significance!


Prof. Boriani is going to carry out series of international academic exchanges and cooperation at Jiangmen Central Hospital from April 20th - April 24th , including outpatient, making ward around, surgical guidance, surgical practice, difficult cases discussion and the lectures on department management as well as Public Lecture.


Prof. Dr. med. Stefano Boriani

Head of Spine Tumor Surgery of the GSpine4 Spine Surgery Unit and Director of Spinal Teaching Program at IRCCS Galeazzi Orthopedic Institute


Brief Introduction

Dr. med. Stefano Boriani had been an attending surgeon at Rizzoli Institute in Bologna (I) from February 1978 to 1988, then promoted as a Senior Surgeon till 1996 and he took the chair of sub-unit of Oncologic Spine Surgery in the Department of Bone Tumor Surgery. From April to September, 1996 he had been the head of Department of Spine Surgery at Istituto Santa Corona di Pietra Ligure (SV). From 1996 to 2009, he had been the head of the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology Ospedale Maggiore in Bologna. From 2009 to 2017, he had been the head of the Department of Oncologic and Degenerative Spine Surgery at Rizzoli Institute in Bologna. Currently, Dr. Boriani is Head of Spine Tumor Surgery of the GSpine4 Spine Surgery Unit and Director of Spinal Teaching Program at IRCCS Galeazzi Orthopedic Institute. 

The most important surgical and scientific interest concerns diagnosis and treatment of spine tumors. Major contributions to this topic, worldwide recognized are:

1.The original staging systems for primary tumors, well known as WBB presented in 1996 and now applied by most spine oncologic surgeons.

2. M.CAMPANACCI S.BORIANI R.SAVINI Staging, biopsy, surgical planning of primary spinal tumors. The Surgery of Movement Organs. 75 99-103 1990

3. S.BORIANI J.N.WEINSTEIN R.BIAGINI Spine update. Primary bone tumors of the spine.Terminology and Surgical Staging Spine. 22 1036-1044 1997



- Associate Editor of: SPINE; European Spine Journal; Orthopedics; Journal of Spine Surgery

- Past Chairman of the AOSpine Knowledge Forum Tumor and actually Member of the Steering Committee

- Past Chairman of AOSpine Italian Council

- Honorary Member of the Spine Societies of Israel, Hungary, Columbia, Venezuela



The Galeazzi Orthopaedic Institute, I.R.C.C.S., founded in 1963 in Milan, is the first Orthopedic Center in Lombardy, Italy. Meanwhile, it is the

In 2001, the center was accredited as Scientific Institute for Research, Hospitalization and Health Care by Italian Health Administration (I.R.C.C.S.).

The hospital has developed into a multidisciplinary center that possesses more than 35000 square meters, 364 beds for emergency care, 14 operating rooms and multiple outpatient clinics. The center has 20 different functional units dedicated to orthopaedics, trauma and joint replacement. The center has been known as the largest orthopaedic hospital in Lombardy since 2001, for having 3300 spinal fusion surgeries and 1000 spinal fixation operations every year. Certified by the National Health System (NHS) as the center of excellence in clinical biomedical research, pre-clinical research and teaching activities, the Galeazzi Orthopaedic Institute, I.R.C.C.S. is the medical teaching cooperation base of the University of Milan. The Institute has joined the San Donato Hospital Group in 2000 and, it has since then extended its medical and surgical specialties (in addition to orthopaedic) to include Maxillofacial Surgery, Rheumatology, Plastic Surgery, Physical Medicine, and Neurosurgery, as well as Outpatient Neurology, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Otorhinolaryngology, Dentistry, Vascular Surgery and Dermatology. The institute takes the health and well-being of patients as the first priority,   promising to support patients’ right of being treated and taken care of most properly with enthusiasm and determination through series of activities and work to maintain its characteristics of excellence and efficiency in the name of health.

The institute is certified in accordance with UNI EN ISO 9001 for management of health care and scientific research. It had been a member of international orthopedic central association, and certified as one of the most excellent institutions for research in the fields of orthopaedics by 16 countries and 19 institutions, ranking the first of having largest number of knee joint prosthesis in Italy in 2013.



Jiangmen Central Hospital

Welcome ceremony

Plaque issuance for Sino-Euro Communication Center For Spinal Tumor

Visiting the hospital and Department of Spine Surgery


Jiangmen Central Hospital

Making rounds



Jiangmen Central Hospital

Surgical guidance

Department training; discussion on department management


Jiangmen Central Hospital

Surgical guidance

Case discussion


Jiangmen Central Hospital


International Public Lecture for Spine Tumor


Spine Surgery Department of Jiangmen Central Hospital



At present, there are 15 doctors, 2 Chief Physicians, 6 Deputy Chief Physicians, 5 Attending Physicians, 2 Resident Doctors, including 4 Doctors and 5 Masters in Spine Surgery Department of Jiangmen Central Hospital. After several generations of unremitting pursuit, exploration and efforts, the professional team has been gradually expanding, and the technical strength has been continuously enhanced, establishing a clinical base that integrates medical treatment, scientific research, teaching and prevention. In 2011, it was awarded as the key clinical specialty of Jiangmen City and our hospital. At present, there are 78 fixed beds with 100% utilization rate in our department, receiving patients who suffer from diseases of spinal surgery, including lumbar disc herniation, lumbar spondylolisthesis, spinal canal stenosis, cervical spondylosis, pain caused by osteoporosis and vertebral compression fracture, scoliosis, spinal node nucleus, spinal fracture dislocation, spinal cord injury and spinal tumor.

Disciplinary Leader -- Zhongxian Chen, the Director and Chief Physician of Spine Surgery Department Jiangmen Central Hospital is a member of multiple scientific societies, such as a Standing Committee Member of Spinal Surgery branch of Guangdong Medical Association; Vice Chairman of Osteoporosis branch of Guangdong Medical Association; Vice Chairman of Osteoporosis Management branch of Guangdong Medical Association; Committee member of Pain and Minimally Invasive Surgery branch of Chinese Medical Doctor Association; Standing Committee Member of Spinal surgery branch of Chinese Medical Doctor Association; Committee member of Spine Surgery branch of Guangdong Association of the Integration of Traditional and Western Medicine, etc.

He has profound experience on the diagnossis and treatment for degenerative diseases of spine (cervical spondylosis, lumbar disc herniation, lumbar spondylolisthesis, cervical lumbar spinal stenosis for instance), spinal cord injury, spinal tuberculosis, spinal and intraspinal tumors, scoliosis, osteoporosis. 

Currently, he is putting primary focus on the development of the technology for minimally invasive surgery of spine, such as vertebroplasty, foraminal technique, channel assisted lumbar decompression, fusion and internal fixation. He has won 3 third prizes of Jiangmen Science and Technology Progress Award and published more than 20 papers.


In the early 1990s, our department successively carried out anterior and posterior operations for cervical trauma and cervical spondylosis, anterior and posterior operations for thoracolumbar fractures, tuberculosis and tumors, surgical correction for spinal deformity, open reduction and internal fixation for pelvic and acetabular fractures, hip and knee replacement and micro invasive treatment for femoral head necrosis. Our department continues to strengthen its own construction, and has successively purchased advanced equipment such as lumbar disc mirror (MED), X-tube spine minimally invasive system of American pivot method model, quadrant spine minimally invasive system, MaxMorespine intervertebral foramen system, bone density detector, bone injury treatment instrument, Ziehm C-arm X-ray machine, intraoperative neuroelectrophysiological monitor, etc. With the support of superior hospitals and its brother hospitals, aiming at the leading edge technology of spine surgery, we have successively carried out the replacement of artificial lumbar intervertebral disc and artificial nucleus pulposus, anterior and posterior reconstruction and internal fixation of cervical spine, anterior and posterior reconstruction and internal fixation of thoracic and lumbar spine, and resection of spinal tumor focus and bone grafting and reconstruction and internal fixation. Especially in the area of minimally invasive surgery, our department has developed new technologies such as percutaneous laser ablation (PLDD), percutaneous vertebroplasty, channel assisted spinal decompression, fusion and internal fixation, and percutaneous borescope in the treatment of lumbar disc herniation.

At present, the number of inpatients in our department is increasing, and the number of surgery is also increasing. Each year, the number of surgical cases reaches more than 1000. In the aspect of minimally invasive surgery, percutaneous vertebroplasty was carried out to treat the elderly osteoporotic compression fracture and spinal tumor in 2007, the technology of intervertebral foramen was more accurate and more efficient to meet the needs of patients in 2015. There are many well educated doctors in our department with strong innovation ability and learning ability, which is more conducive to improving the operation and development of new technologies. Meanwhile, under the leadership of the Department Director, we actively pay attention to and keep up with the new trends of spine surgery technology at home and abroad, and constantly carry out new technologies and projects, so as to maintain a leading position of technical capabilities in Wuyi region.

Many Orthopedic academic leaders of spine in Jiangmen City are employed by the Spine Surgery Department where is also the teaching base for orthopedic postgraduates of Sun Yat-sen University and established a workstation for orthopedic postdotors. We vigorously support postgraduate training and all kinds of day-releasing courses and semi day-releasing courses, pay close attention to basic theory and basic skills, encourage doctors to study abroad at famous hospitals in a planned way, which will improve their learning and continuously enhance their ability as dispatching personnel to attend practical and advanced short-term courses will allow them to acquire more knowledge in a efficient way. Our department also undertakes the clinical teaching tasks of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangdong Medical University, Guangzhou Medical University and other medical peers in and out of the province, and accepts personnel for further study who are still under employment in Wuyi area.

Since 2005, our department has carried out more than 20 scientific research projects, including 6 provincial and ministerial projects, published more than 60 medical academic papers, participated in the compilation of 2 orthopedic monographs, and published 7 papers in foreign journals (SCI included), won 4 third prizes for Scientific and Technological Achievements of Jiangmen Municipal People's Government.


Under the correct leadership of the hospital leaders and the joint efforts of the general practitioners, the Spine Surgery Department of Jiangmen Central Hospital will continue to thrive by upholding the service principle of "medical safety, quality and service come first” ,

make great efforts, strive hard, uphold the service concept of "medical safety first, medical quality first, medical service first", and write a new chapter of spine surgery and write a new chapter for the Spine Surgery Department.



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