Welcome to the first issue of the Journal of Spine Surgery for 2017. As a new year begins, we would like to update our readers, authors, and reviewers with the changes that will be made. The Masters of Surgery section has been launched via an online video addendum, with a PubMed linked abstract attachment within the Journal. The Masters section provides an opportunity for surgeons to showcase various tricks and techniques that add value to their operative procedures, as well as surgical workflow that is new and innovative. A problem generally has more than one solution, and we anticipate the Masters of Surgery section will provide insight into the many and varied ways that spinal pathologies can be managed.