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Advances in spine surgery focus of CMHS seminar on Nov. 12

Ventura, California, 10/23/2013

Advances in minimally invasive spine surgery will be the focus of a free seminar the Community Memorial Health System is holding on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

Michael Dorsi, M.D., a local neurosurgeon with subspecialty expertise in spine and peripheral nerve surgery, will lead the seminar that will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the eighth-floor Nichols Auditorium at Community Memorial Hospital, 147 Brent St. in Ventura.

Minimally invasive spine surgery was first performed in the 1980s but has recently seen rapid advances. Technological advances have enabled spine surgeons to expand patient selection and treat an evolving array of spinal disorders with less tissue disruption. This can result in a quicker recovery, less operative blood loss and help the patient return to normal function.

Dr. Dorsi received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He trained in neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins and completed an advanced spinal care fellowship at UCLA. Dr. Dorsi is an active member of the Community Memorial Hospital medical staff and the clinical instructor for Western University School of Medicine.

Admission is free, but space is limited, so reservations are required. Call 652-5436, or visit

Community Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, and 12 family-practice health centers entitled Centers for Family Health.  The health system is located in Ventura County, California.