To stay atop of his profession and remain a leader in it, Prof. Dr. Bertagnoli devotes time for active research and has amassed more research data than any other institution, whereas most surgeons remain focused only on their daily practice. Research is a never-ending task, especially in the very complex field of spine surgery. Although new treatments are always under development, very few are ever adopted.

This ongoing effort is evidenced by his prolific publications, his patents, his involvement with US and European medical boards, universities, medical associations and with the audited results of his own surgery.