Dr. Kuether got off to a good start in 2013 with his admission to SOLAS.

The intent of SOLAS is to foster research, training initiatives, and peer-to-peer communication that help define and advance the science and art of lateral access surgery and particularly, the XLIF technique.

For surgeons, SOLAS provides a forum to debate and advance techniques, a process to train surgeons in pace with advancements, a vehicle for clinical studies and publications, and a resource for patient and media support materials.

Representing the pioneering adopters and thought leaders of lateral access surgery, SOLAS is shaping the future of lateral access spine surgery through collaboration among members, sharing of ideas, and promotion of new spine surgery techniques that benefit patient, physician, and hospital.

Dr. Todd Kuether Brain and Spine