Revolutionary minimally invasive spine surgery
In case of limb surgery, doctors have performed surgery for many decades by entering between adjacent muscles to reach the bone without damaging the muscles and important neurohemal organs, however, posterior cervical surgery does not have such tradition and all the muscles are still removed from the cervical bone.
Soon after I became an independent spinal surgeon, I was distressed by a large number of patients who suffered over a long period from the after effects such as neck, shoulder and back pains, a stiff neck with difficulty in moving, or a forward head with difficulty in looking forward after spinal surgery. At the same time, I figured out the cause was from large damage to the neck muscles due to the surgery. Historically, spiral surgery should have separated all the muscles of the back of the neck from the bone. In order to solve the problem, a new neck operation technique, which would not damage the muscles, had to be developed. Since then, I had spent years staring at anatomical texts and spine models. One day, I could understand “Between muscles, everyone has a space.” In 1999, the first in spine surgery history, I developed minimally invasive spine surgery which is groundbreaking operation to just make a space between adjacent muscles without damaging the muscles.
Since then, I give lectures and technical instructions in various countries such as the U.S., Europe and Asia and have strived to provide as many patients as possible with less painful surgery without affecting neck function.
1. Request to Appointment
International patients can request an appointment by fax or online form.
※It is applicable for both new and existing patients.
Request by Fax
2. Contact from the Clinic
We will respond to your request by fax or email.
The clinic makes a reservation for an inspection facility (medical scanning) for the patient.
An imaging test by medical scanning is basically conducted on the same day as our consultation.
3. On the day of Consultation
Please come to Shiraishi Spine Clinic.
Our location will be informed at the time of reservation.
An imaging test will be carried out prior to consultation on the same day. Please visit us after completing the test.
We take time about 30 to 45 minutes for a patient to give necessary information and consultation including diagnosis, explanation on the images and treatment.
More than 90% of the new patients who needed surgery had an operation by Dr. Shiraishi.
Living in the unprecedented information society, we face various conflicting information. Medical care is no exception. I often hear patients who are exposed to a flood of information say “I am not sure which is the best for me, I don’t know what to trust.”
To respond to these voices, I have established a spine clinic specializing in second opinions.
I believe that second opinions should provide the final solution to the patients’ long-term serious problems.
Of course, our clinic is also available for a patient seeking a cutting-edge treatment for the first visit.
With determined staff, I am waiting to save as many patients as possible suffering from spine diseases.
2004, September Invitational Lectures in Shang Haig University Hospital, China
2006, September Invitational lectures and surgical instructions for The 13 th Advanced technique in cervical spine decompression and stabilization, Practical Anatomy and Surgical Education (Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri)
2007, December Invitational lecture for The 12 th Instructional course, the 34 th Cervical Spine Research Society annual meeting (San Francisco,California)
2008, August Invitational lectures and surgical instructions for The 15 th Advanced technique in cervical spine decompression and stabilization, Practical Anatomy and Surgical Education (Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri)
2009, 2010, and 2011,December Faculty for live surgery session and invitational lectures in 15 th ,16 th , and 17 th Annual Meeting of SSHV combined with the Operative Spine Course, Ho Chi Minh City
2010, July Faculty for live surgery and invitational lecture for minimally invasive posterior cervical spine surgery in Ha Nan National Hospital, Zhengzhou, China
2011, January Invitational lecturer for International 29th Course for Percutaneous Endoscopic Spinal Surgery and Minimal Invasive Complementary Techniques, Zurich, Switzerland
2011, April Invitational Lecturer for 4 th ISMISS on Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery and Interventional Treatments Antalya, Turkey
2012, June Spine Week: Faculty for Instructional cadaveric course of posterior lumbar intervertebral fixation with cortical bone trajectory screws, Amsterdam, Netherland
2012, August Invited Speaker for Symposium: Ask the Professors: Interesting and Complex Spine Cases. Spine Across the Sea, Kauai, Hawaii USA
2012, October Symposium of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: Guest Speaker: Muscle-Preserving New Exposure Techniques for Posterior Cervical Spine and Their Applications to RA and OPLL, Beijing, China
2012, November The 6th Asia Pacific Cervical Spine Society Meeting（APCSS）Symposium 2: Minimally-Invasive Surgery: New Surgical Exposure for Posterior Cervical Spine Using Inter-Muscular Anatomical Planes and Its Applications Focusing on Excision of Cervical Spinal Cord Tumors. Chiang Mai, Thailand
2012, December Guest Speaker. For Cervical Spine Symposium, New exposure
techniques through Inter-muscular Plane of Posterior Cervical Spine Surgery and their Applications.
Department of Neurosurgery, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Catholic University of Korea, Seoul Korea
2012 December Guest Speaker for Chinese Association of Endoscopic Spine Surgery and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: New Exposures for Posterior Cervical Spine and Its Applied Surgeries.
2013, April The 4 th Annual Meeting of Cervical Spine Research Society Asia Pacific Section (CSRS-AP 2013) Plenary Lecture: Intermuscular Plane Approach to the Posterior Cervical Spine and the Applied Surgeries. Seoul, Korea
2013, August The 9th Annual Meeting of Asia Pacific Spine Society Congress,Spine Symposium: New Surgical Strategy for Cervical Spinal Cord Tumor, Total Recapping of Posterior Arches with Their Attached Muscles. Kuching Sarawak, Malaysia
2013, November The 8 th Chinese Orthopaedic Association annual meeting: New exposure techniques through Inter-muscular Plane of Posterior Cervical Spine Surgery and their Applications. Beijing China
2013, November Invited lecturer for the 3 rd Asia Oceania Neurotraumatology Conference, Jeju, Korea
2014, June Invited speaker of the 30 th Annual Meeting of Cervical Spine Research Society: Intermuscular Plane Approach to the Posterior Cervical Spine and the Applied Surgeries. Pamplona Spain
2014, June Invited lecturer for the 8 th Korean Cervical Spine Research Society Meeting, Seoul, Korea
2014, October Faculty for the 8 th Advanced Cervical Spine Course, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore Invited Symposium speaker for the 37 Annual Scientific Meeting of Singapore Orthopeadic Association, Four Seasons Hotel,Singapore
2014, November Invited lecturer for the Annual Meeting of the 9 th Chinese Orthopaedic Association, Beijing, China
2014, December Faculty for the 20 th Annual Meeting of SSVH, Ho Chi Minh City,Vietnam
2015, March Faculty for the19th CSRS-European Section Hands on Cadaveric Instructional Course, the Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
2015, March President of the 6 th Annual Meeting of Cervical Spine Research Society- Asia Pacific Section. Yokohama, Japan
2015, July Invited symposium speaker for the 22 nd International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2015, October Faculty for symposium of the annual meeting of the 47 th Myanmar Orthopaedic Assoiation, Sky Star Hotel in Yangon,Myammar
2015, December Faculty for the 21st Annual Meeting of SSVH, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2015, Decmber Faculty for the 3 rd Chiang Mai University Cadaveric Hands-On Course. Advanced Cervical Decompression, Stabilization, and Minimally Invasive Techinque, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
2016, June Faculty of World Spine Essay, Pattaya, Thailand
2016, September The President of 1 st China-Japan Spine Society Meeting, Beijing,China