Spinal stenosis, coined from the Greek term “stenos,” which means to narrow, refers to a narrowing of the spinal canal that holds the nerves and the spinal cord. When this occurs, pressure can develop on either the spinal cord, the nerves, or both, and can lead to a variety of symptoms.
Dr. Kuris went in-depth into the topic of spinal stenosis in a recent episode of University Orthopedics’ Community Lecture Series.
Eren Kuris, MD is a Board-Eligible spine surgeon who specializes in complex spinal disorders. He is an assistant professor of orthopaedics at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and a member of both the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association.
Dr. Kuris is fellowship-trained in both orthopaedic trauma and spine surgery. He received his medical degree from Tulane University in New Orleans and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Brown University. After residency, he completed an orthopaedic trauma fellowship at Brown University, followed by a spine surgery fellowship at the University of Colorado. He specializes in spinal care, including spine deformity, spine trauma, spine infections and degenerative conditions such as disc degeneration, disc herniations and spinal arthritis.