Unnecessary lumbar spine surgeries dwindle with multidisciplinary review —5 takeaways
May05

Unnecessary lumbar spine surgeries dwindle with multidisciplinary review —5 takeaways

Seattle-based Virginia Mason Medical Center researchers presented a study on the impact of multidisciplinary review on lumbar spine surgeries at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, held from April 22 to April 26 in Los Angeles, according to Medscape.

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What will come next in outpatient spine? 7 spine surgeon key thoughts
May04

What will come next in outpatient spine? 7 spine surgeon key thoughts

Seven spine surgeons discuss the latest trends in spine procedures performed in the outpatient setting.

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How minimally invasive spine surgeons can stay independent: Key opportunities from Dr. Brian Gantwerker
Apr21

How minimally invasive spine surgeons can stay independent: Key opportunities from Dr. Brian Gantwerker

Brian Gantwerker, MD, founder of The Craniospinal Center of Los Angeles, discusses key opportunities for private practice spine surgeons in the future.

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4 key notes on complications, readmission for spine surgery patients who have blood transfusions
Apr20

4 key notes on complications, readmission for spine surgery patients who have blood transfusions

A new study published in Spine examines the complication rates, readmissions and patient reported outcomes for spine surgery patients with blood transfusions.

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MIS, outpatient spine, robotics & more — Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics’ surgeons talk technology
Apr19

MIS, outpatient spine, robotics & more — Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics’ surgeons talk technology

Continuously investigating innovative approaches to old techniques or developing novel technology for uncharted territory, device companies flood the spine industry with instrumentation and clinical support. Philip Schneider, MD, and Michael Goldsmith, MD, of The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics in Bethesda, Md., highlight the various impacts of technology in the spine industry.

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Bundled payments in spine: Key thoughts from Dr. Stephen Hochschuler
Apr10

Bundled payments in spine: Key thoughts from Dr. Stephen Hochschuler

Stephen Hochschuler, MD, co-founder of Texas Back Institute in Plano, discusses bundled payments for global episodes of care and how the spine field is adapting to value-based payments.

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