Current Research and Scholarly Interests
Dr. Mindea's primary clinical interests include the management of primary and metastatic brain and spinal tumors (cyberknife/ surgical oncology) and include minimally invasive spinal surgery techniques for degenerative disease and scoliosis.
His research interests include the development medical devices and cutting-edge technologies for the treatment of various neurological disorders and tumors.
In 2009, Dr Mindea performed the first Endoscopic Odontoidectomy surgery at Stanford University. His clinical and research interests include "En Bloc" resections of various tumors to achieve maximal tumor removal reducing the chance for tumor recurrence.
In 2010, Dr Mindea also performed the first "En Bloc Total Sacrectomy" for Tumor with reconstruction at Stanford University.