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Minimally invasive spine surgery has been rapidly evolving for decades, and the resurgence of the attempt to perform more appropriately invasive surgical techniques will continue to develop.

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spine business conferenceAt the 11th Annual Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference in Chicago on June 13, a roundtable of ambulatory surgery center industry experts discussed emerging business issues in spine surgery. The roundtable included orthopedic spine surgeon with Laser Spine Institute Stefan Prada, MD; Steven Weinshel, MD, of Aurora BayCare Medical Center; Chief Medical Officer at Access MediQuip Steven Arnold, MD; and President and CEO of Analytics Jeffrey Mason. The panel was moderated by Scott Becker, a partner at McGuireWoods.
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At the 11th Annual Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference in Chicago on June 13, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Business Development at Blue Chip Surgery Center Partners Chris Bishop gave a presentation titled "Utilizing Spine Cases to Improve the Profitability of Underutilized, Poorly Performing ASCs."
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At the 11th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference on June 14, John Peloza, MD, director at the Center for Spine Care, presented on how to begin performing spine surgeries in ASCs.
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At the 11th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference on June 14, a panel of spine leaders discussed trends and challenges for spine surgery going forward in a keynote session titled “The Changing Role of Spine Surgery.”

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At the 11th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference June 13, Carol Hiatt, RN, licensed healthcare risk manager, consultant and accreditation surveyor for Healthcare Consultants International, discussed proactively managing risk related to innovative spine surgery.
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Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital has named Bruce Darden, MD, Physician of the Year in 2013.
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Minimally invasive spine surgery has been evolving for 30 to 40 years, and surgeons should know where the techniques came from before looking forward.

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Dr. William Sonstein on spine surgeryWilliam Sonstein, MD, FACS, senior partner at Neurological Surgery, chief of neurosurgery at North Shore-LIJ Hospital at Plainview (N.Y.) and co-chief of neurosurgery at St. Joseph's Hospital in Bethpage, N.Y., is among the early adopters of new technologies that may help prevent complications for spine surgery: the Medtronic Aquamantys System, Stryker Sonopet Aspirator and Misonix Sonastar Ultrasonic Aspiration System.
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Spine surgeons have a huge responsibility to provide safe, effective and cost-effective care to patients on a daily basis. However, for surgeons who want to go the extra mile to impact spine care beyond their practice, there are several avenues worth exploring.
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