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Frank Phillips, MD, co-founded the Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Minimally Invasive Spine Institute in Chicago. There, he works with spine surgeon colleagues to treat a wide variety of spinal conditions. He has served as president and is a board member of the Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.

Here, Dr. Phillips discusses recent developments in minimally invasive spine surgery, as well as the roadblocks spine surgeons sometimes face in getting reimbursements.
Published in Spine

Pain management can be a profitable addition to a surgery center. However, due to the nature of the specialty, balance is essential to the success of pain management.

Mike Heifferon, Ph.D, MBA, chief operating officer, and Marie Masztak, RN, BEd, vice president of nursing, of Deca Health, a management, billing and development company specializing in interventional pain management services, provide the following five steps to creating a balanced pain management practice in your ASC.

Published in News and Analysis