Featured Speaker: Dr. Ellegala of SonoSpine Dr. Dilan Ellegala founded Sonospine® on
Sonospine founding surgeon, Dr. Dilan Ellegala, while volunteering in underdeveloped Africa, was inspired to build a functional health system to address a harrowing and complicated global health problem. His efforts have created a sustainable model that teaches and empowers local residents to save lives!
Our founding surgeon started a nonprofit based on the principle that Tanzanians should be primarily responsible for providing medical care to their countrymen…. Bartelme, a three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist… tells the story of Ellegala and his personal and professional triumphs and struggles.”
Sonospine Surgeon-in-Chief’s editorial runs in the Boston Globe’s medical news online. Read how Dr. Ellegala’s radical approach could solve the global surgeon shortage.
Award-winning author Tony Bartelme wrote A Surgeon in the Village, which details the story of our very own Dr. Ellegala, who travels to Tanzania and teaches neurosurgery in a country scarce of neurosurgeons.
For patients battling chronic back pain, surgery should always be the last line of defense. Even the best surgery is only half the battle, said neurosurgeon Dilan Ellegala, MD. Connecting with the right spine focused physical therapist and following through on guided spine-strengthening exercises after surgery makes the difference.