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Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System has partnered with Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Care Network in Michigan to launch a spine surgery outcome improvement initiative in eight Michigan hospitals offering spine surgery for pain relief and mobility restoration.

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In a recent study published in Spine, researchers examined the outcomes of minimally invasive surgery as a treatment for adult scoliosis.

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Haluk Altiok, MD, board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon, has joined Loyola University Health System and will see patients at the Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge (Ill.), according to a Chicago Tribune report.

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Tuesday, 06 August 2013 11:15

6 Recent Spine Surgeon Honors

Rick Sasso, MD, is the 2013 recipient of the St. Vincent Health Research Symposium Career Achievement in Research Award. Dr. Sasso is a founding member and the president of Indiana Spine Group. He also serves as the co-medical director of the St. Vincent Spine Center and chief of spine surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

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Dr. WonDouglas Won, MD, is the founder and director of Minimally Invasive SpineCARE, based in Texas. Dr. Won is dual-fellowship trained in orthopedic spine surgery and neurosurgery/spine surgery. Here he discusses how spine surgeons can establish a successful independent practice and how they can ensure their practice flourishes as healthcare continues to change.

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Dr. LevineDavid B. Levine, MD, a practicing orthopedic surgeon from 1966 to 1995 and the former chief of scoliosis at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, discusses his new book Anatomy of Hospital. He is currently the chair of the hospital's archives committee. In this history of Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Levine traces the hospital's roots from its founding as a small, private hospital for disabled children to its present as one the most well known names in orthopedics.

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Three spine surgeons set the record straight on common misconceptions surrounding outpatient spine surgery and explain exactly how spine procedures are being performed in an ambulatory surgery center setting.

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ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation, initiated in 1986 by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, has awarded Lali Sekhon, MD, PhD, FACS, its 2013 Sponsoring Physician of the Year Award.

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A startling study in the July 1 issue of Spine found that patients think orthopedic spine surgeons should be paid 10 to 20 times more than current Medicare reimbursement rates.
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A study in the July 1 issue of Spine finds that preoperative delays in excess of one hour significantly increase the risk of surgical site infections. 
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