Adam P. Smith, MD, FAANS is a board certified neurosurgeon and Rocky Mountain Brain & Spine Institute is his business providing neurosurgical information to the community. He is committed to the wellness of the patients he treats. Dr. Smith uses minimally invasive surgical approaches for the brain and spine, and uses the most up-to-date neuroimaging, surgical navigation, robotic and artificial intelligence modalities.

3-D Printing Advances in Neurosurgery

3-D printing has been around for a while. Originally called “rapid prototyping”, stereolithography (SLA) was initially developed in 1980 by the Japanese. The concept never gained momentum until a few years later when American Chuck Hull invented the SLA machine, or 3D printer. This was huge for rapid prototyping of industrial products. However this never…