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Orthopedic Robotics, Spine, and Pain Management - A Community Forum
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When: Monday, September 19, 2016
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Where: Minnesota Valley Surgery Center
1000 140th St W Ste 102
Burnsville, Minnesota  55378
United States

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A free community outreach presentation/open house focusing on orthopedic robotic surgery, spine surgery, and pain management, with a target audience of the chiropractic community in the Twin Cities.

Open House, no registration required.

For more information, contact Susan Buchanan at


Dr. Robert Hartman is committed to excellence by pledging to provide the highest quality of orthopedic care possible. Along with the treatment of immediate or chronic problems, Dr. Hartman strives to integrate the doctrine of prevention in all of his treatment plans as a way to alleviate possible future difficulties. Dr. Hartman is the only orthopedic surgeon in the state that has performed MAKOplasty. The operating robot is only one of 225 in the United States and the only MAKO robotic arm in Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota. Dr. Hartman completed his medical degree at the University of Minnesota Medical School, where he also performed his orthopedic surgery fellowship. His surgical internship was completed at the Hennepin County Medical Center.

Eric M. Deal, MD is a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon who specializes in the conservative and surgical management of all spinal conditions. Dr. Deal utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to treating both neck, mid-back and low-back problems. Conservative care may include medications, physical therapy, activity modification, injections and imaging studies to aid in identifying the source of the patient's pain. In the case that surgery is indicated, the source of the pain is targeted with a goal of returning to pain-free activity after surgical recovery as soon as possible. Dr. Deal is trained in the newest minimally invasive microscopic nerve decompression, fusion and disc replacement procedures available. This type of surgery minimizes surgical scars, muscle damage, blood loss, postoperative pain and recovery time. In some cases, patients can return home the same day of surgery, compared to the standard 1-3 day hospital stay required with other more invasive types of spine surgery.

Lon J. Lutz, MD is board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, and has focused on Pain Medicine for the last 20 years. His practice focuses primarily on using interventional procedures to treat each patient’s specific pain, but also to help diagnose the underlying cause of the symptoms. Originally from Adams County North Dakota, Dr. Lutz received a BS degree with Honors in Pharmaceutical Sciences from North Dakota State University in 1980. He went on to graduate Alpha Omega Alpha from the University of North Dakota Medical School in 1985. His Post Graduate training includes 2 years of General Surgery at Hennepin County Medical center Minneapolis and an Anesthesiology Residency at the Mayo College of Medicine in Rochester, MN, which included additional training in Neuroanesthesia and Interventional Pain Medicine. Following completion of his Residency at the Mayo College of Medicine, Dr. Lutz served as an Associate Consultant in Anesthesiology at Mayo Clinic Rochester where he provided instruction and training to medical students and residents, as well as maintaining a clinical practice in Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Medicine. Dr. Lutz completed Board Certification in Anesthesiology in 1991 and from the American Board of Pain Medicine in 1994. Dr. Lutz has been actively involved in the International Spine Intervention Society (ISIS) since its inception in 1990. He currently serves and a Senior Level Instructor and has attained Masters Level Certification in Interventional Pain Medicine from that organization. He regularly provides instruction on safe and effective performance of various procedures to aspiring Interventional Pain Physicians from various disciplines

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