Boris Silberstein MD PhD DSc


 Contact details

 E-mail: silberstein.b @ gmail.com
 For patients in Israel see my page in Hebrew.









I am an orthopedic surgeon with the specialization in spine surgery and in the musician's hand diseases. I work at the Carmel Medical Center and the Zvulun Medical Center in Haifa, Israel. I also serve as a consultant for MAZOR Surgical Technologies, where I participated in the design of the SpineAssist Robot for spine surgery.

My CV is available here.

Clinical experience

General orthopaedics
Common orthopaedic procedures including extra- and intramedullary ostheosynthesis, Ilizarov method, various types of osteotomy, total hip replacement and hemiarthroplasty.
Spinal Surgery
Treatment of spine and spinal cord injuries, scoliosis, scheuermann disease, tomours and congenital defects of the spine, degenerative spine disease, spondylolisthesis and spinal stenosis.
Techniques and methods
Anterior and posterior decompression of the spinal cord, anterior and posterior spinal fusion, anterior and posterior internal fixation of spine, transpedicular and translaminar-facet screw fixation, halo-technique, Harrington, Zielke and Cotrel – Dubousset techniques,  vertebroplasty, robot assisted spine surgery.

Shape-memory alloy implants
Use of shape-memory alloy (TiNi) devices for correction of spinal deformity, anterior and posterior spine fixation.

Selected publications

For the complete list of publications see here.

Conferences
  • Y. Zaulan, V. Alexandrovsky, B. Zilberstein, M. Shoham, M. Roffman, A. Bruskin, Safety and accuracy aspects in robotic assisted surgery. ARGOSPINE 2009, The 13th International ArgoSpine Symposium, Paris France 29- 30 January, 2009
  • Y. Zaulan, V. Alexandrovsky, B. Zilberstein, M. Shoham, M. Roffman, A. Bruskin,  Robotic assisted vertebroplasty: a novel approach to the treatment of vertebral compression fracture. SICOT/SIROT 2008 XXIV Triennial World Congress - International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology - 24 – 28 August 2008, Hong Kong
  • Y. Zaulan, V. Alexandrovsky, B. Zilberstein, M. Shoham, M. Roffman, A. Bruskin Robotic assisted vertebroplasty: a novel approach to the treatment of vertebral compression fracture. ISTA 2008 21st Annual Congress of the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty October 1 - 4, 2008 Seoul, Korea
  • Y. Zaulan, V. Alexandrovsky, B. Zilberstein, M. Shoham, M. Roffman, A. Bruskin, Robotic assisted vertebroplasty: a novel approach to the treatment of vertebral compression fracture. The Annual Israeli Spine Surgery Association Meeting, 9-12 April 2008, Eilat, Israel
  • Y. Zaulan, V. Alexandrovsky, B. Zilberstein, M. Shoham, M. Roffman, A. Bruskin, Safety and accuracy aspects in robotic assisted surgery. ISRACAS 2008- 11th Israeli Symposium on Computer-Integrated Surgery, Medical Robotics, and Medical Imaging , Tel-Aviv, Israel, May 29, 2008.
  • Y. Zaulan, V. Alexandrovsky, B. Zilberstein, M. Shoham, M. Roffman, A. Bruskin, Robotic assisted vertebroplasty: a novel approach to the treatment of vertebral compression fracture. ISRACAS 2007 - 10th Israeli Symposium on Computer-Integrated Surgery, Medical Robotics and Medical Imaging, Haifa, Israel, May 10, 2007

Journals
  • B Silberstein. Experimental and clinical aspects of restoration of the weight-bearing function of the spine using porous TiNi implants.  Russian Journal of Traumatology and Orthopaedics, 1994, N3, p.22-29 
  • B Silberstein, S Rabinovich. Epidemiological aspects of spinal cord injuries in Novosibirsk, Russia. Paraplegia, v.33, 1995, p.322-325
  • M.Shoham,I.H.Liberman,E.S.Benzel,D.Togawa,E,Zehavi,B.Zilberstein,M.Roffman,A.Bruskin, A.Fridlander,L.Joskowicz,S.Brink-Danan,N.Knoller Robotic assisted spinal surgery-from concept to clinical practice J. Computer assisted surgery, March 2007,105-11
Book chapters
  • B. Silberstein, V. Gunter . Shape-Memory Implants in Spinal Surgery : Long-Term Results (Experimental and Clinical Studies). In Shape Memory Implants, Edit. by L'H. Yahia, Springer-Verlag, 2000, p. 147-152
  • V. Gunter, V. Itin, B. Silberstein, L.Monasevitch. Shape memory implants in medicine. Novosibirsk, “Science”, 1992
  • V. Gunter, B Silberstein, G Dambaev. Shape memory materials and implants in medicine. Tomsk University Press, 1998


Membership in International Medical Societies

  • AO Spine –Association of osteosynthesis
  • International Medical Society of Paraplegia
  • International Academy of Shape Memory Implants
  • SICOT - The Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie

Miscellaneous

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