June 6, 2016

MAZOR Robotics Seminar In China

Dr. Poelstra recently traveled to Shanghai and Berlize China to give a course on the Mazor Robotics. He gave a lecture at the Perking Union Medical College Hospital Lecture Hall!

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November 12, 2015

Earl Moffett Post-Op Update

Dr. Poelstra follows up with patient Earl Moffett from Pitbulls & Parollees TV Series following a successful surgery performed by Dr. Poelstra at the Destin Surgery Center.


October 6, 2015

SMISS Annual Conference

This years global Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) conference will be held November 5, 2015 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Hosted by Co-Chairmen Roger Härtl, MD and Kornelis Poelstra, MD, PhD, all providers of expertise in this field are invited to attend! The conference will feature optional open workshops as well as in-depth discussion and case panels on the latest spinal advances in technology and practice.


August 12, 2015

Spine Surgery Seminar

Please join us for a free community education seminar Wednesday, August 26 at 6 PM. This will take place at Sacred Heart on the Emerald Coast Suite 3 Conference Room (modular building in front of Family Birth Place) 7800 U.S. Hwy 98 West, Miramar Beach, FL. A light meal will be provided. Seating is limited. To register, call 850-278-3600.


July 15, 2015

Robotic Spine Story

Check out the Robotic Spine Story on ABC Wear TV here.


July 1, 2015

PT Solutions Dinner

Dr. Pritesh Patel will be speaking at a dinner hosted by PT Solutions on July, 16 2015. It will be at Catina Laredo at 6:30pm. R.S.V.P. with Cameron Moss at (850) 622-0842 or (850) 419-7117. Please join us as we hear about Parkinson's Disease, medical management and meet the newest member of the Emerald Coast Spine Institute.


June 19, 2015

Robotic Spine Story

The air dates and times for the Robotic Spine story are 7/15 - WEAR 5pm, WFGX 9pm News, 10pm and Thursday 3ITM. Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast is the first in the region to use a state-of-the-art guidance system for spinal surgery. The Mazor Robotics Renaissance® helps surgeons plan and execute precise spinal surgery. The Mazor Robot is a precision-guidance arm that accurately maps a customized surgery plan for each patient. Before entering the operating room, the spinal surgeon uses the robot to pre-plan the surgery with a CT-based, 3D simulation of the patient’s spine. During surgery, the robot guides the surgeon’s hand and tools to the precise pre-planned location. The Mazor Robot will allow patients to enjoy the benefits of minimally invasive techniques, even with complex spinal surgery.


May 5, 2015

Global Program Committee

Dr. Poelstra is Co-Chairman of the SMISS Global Forum '15. Dr. Poelstra and Dr. Hartl have gathered an impressive organizing committee from around the world including Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America.


February 2, 2015

New Team Member

We have added on a new addition to our spine team. Dr. Pritesh Patel is a Physiatrist coming to us from Panama City, FL.


January 23, 2015


Here are some videos that Dr. Poelstra will start showing to all our surgical patients in the few days following their surgery. For the welcome video, click here. For what to do on post-op day 1, click here. For What to do on post-op day 2, click here.


January 14, 2015

Sacred Heart Headline News

Here is Sacred Heart's Headline News from January 14, 2015. There is an article in this about Dr. Polestra completing seven spinal surgeries using the new Renaissance Guidance System by Mazor Robotics at Sacred Heart on the Emerald Coast. Click here to read more!


January 12, 2015

Miami, FL

Dr. Poelstra was invited last weekend as a prime faculty member at the MIS Summit Course in Miami, FL. He taught surgical techniques on sacral-pelvic fixation and gave multiple lectures on Minimally Invasive Spine Solutions (MIS) for patients with spine cancer.


January 7, 2015

Las Vegas, NV

Dr. Poelstra has been invited to be a chairman of The Global Minamally Invasive Spine Surgery Forum to be held in November 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This meeting with thousands of participants will feature both him, as well as Dr. Roger Hartl from Cornell University in New York. They will be co-chairs for this worldwide meeting orginized by The Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS), of which he is a founding member. To get more information, go to: www.smiss.org.


December 6, 2014

Tampere, Finland

Dr. Poelstra was invited for a novel bioabsorbable implant design meeting to participate in Tampere, Finland where state of the art implant techniques for global development were discussed.


October 4, 2014

AAOS Academy Review Book Released

Dr. Poelstra authored the second chapter in the AAOS Academy Comprehensive Orthopedic Review book. To purchase this book, click here.


September 22, 2014

2014 Destin Business Forum

Click here to see Dr. Poelstra's Interview at the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce!


September 23, 2013

New Location

It's finally here! The Grand Opening of our Crestview office, which located at 102 North Main Street, Crestview, FL!


July 1, 2013

New Team Member

We have added on a new addition to our spine team. Dr. Charles Wingo is an orthopedic spine surgeon coming to us from Tallahassee, Florida.


May 12, 2013

New Location

This year we will be opening a new building located in the heart of Crestview, FL. It will be ready for business this year!


January 17, 2013

Ribbon Cutting

Destin Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting today was at 4pm today! Celebrating the opening of our offices!


January 11, 2013

500th Patient

We have been blessed with the opportunity to care for our 500th patient!


December 3, 2012

First Spine Institute Patient

Our very first Spine Institute patient!


December 3, 2012

Grand Opening

The Grand Opening of our two Spine Institute locations in both Destin, Florida and Fort Walton Beach, Florida.