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In an interview on the Alan Colmes Show, a Fox News Radio show, former presidential candidate Ben Carson, MD, claimed that he has rejected offers to serve as the country's surgeon general, according to The Hill.
Neurosurgeon William Tobler, MD, discussed his experience using TranS1's AxiaLIF in a TranS1 YouTube video. Dr. Tobler serves patients at The Mayfield Brain and Spine Clinic in Cincinnati.
Spine surgeon Jeff A. Lehmen, MD, will join the International Association of HealthCare Professionals.

4. What influences ALIF outcomes? 7 observations

Written by Megan Wood | Tuesday, 26 July 2016 00:00
Researchers analyzed whether common medical conditions impacted anterior lumbar interbody fusion outcomes, according to a Clinical Spine Surgery-published study.
A new study published in Spine reviews minimally invasive treatment for adult spinal deformity.
Brisbane, Australia-based Mater Hospital and Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center surgeons successfully performed Australia's first in-utero spinal surgery, according to ABC News.
The International Association of HealthCare Professionals welcomed James P. Argires, MD, a neurosurgeon.
A study published in Spine examines the characteristics that could predispose patients to adjacent segment disease after lumbar fusion.
Four specialists discuss the growth of outpatient spine surgery.

10. Minimally invasive TLIF vs. XLIF: 5 key notes on outcomes

Written by Laura Dyrda | Thursday, 21 July 2016 00:00
A study published in Spine compares minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion and lateral interbody fusion for low-grade degenerative spondylolisthesis patients with stenosis.

11. 10 updates on neurosurgeon pay

Written by Laura Dyrda | Wednesday, 20 July 2016 00:00
Here are 10 payment statistics and updates for neurosurgeons according to Neurosurgery Market Watch.
A new study published in Spine examines how gender affects the 30-day complication rate for adult spinal deformity surgery.
Surgeons in China replaced five vertebrae with three-dimensional printed vertebrae, according to a Deccan Chronical report.

14. Chronic pain has $100B impact on US — 6 statistics

Written by Mary Rechtoris | Wednesday, 20 July 2016 00:00
While the healthcare industry is re-evaluating ways to assess and manage pain, the problem still persists for millions of Americans, according to American Academy of Pain Medicine.
A new study published in Clinical Spine Surgery examines the clinical outcomes and cost utility of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion for adjacent segment disease.
Michael Gleiber, MD, is a spine surgeon in Boca Raton, Fla. He operates a concierge spine practice focusing on patients with simple and complex back pain issues. He is also a brand ambassador for Rolls-Royce.
A new article published in Spine examines the return-to-work rate for patients who undergo single-level cervical fusions for radiculopathy and compared their results with patients who underwent fusion for degenerative disc disease.
Shriners Hospitals for Children in Oak Park (Ill.) named Purnendu Gupta, MD, chief of staff, according to a Chicago Tribune report.
CMS proposed rules for the 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and the 2017 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System.
Here are eight spine surgeons and neurosurgeons in the news this past week.
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