Through the Children's of Alabama Global Surgery Program, University of Alabama at Birmingham pediatric neurosurgeons have established a partnership with Vietnamese surgeons.
Chicago-based Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush welcomed Gregory Lopez, MD, to its team.
A new study published in Spine examines illicit substance abuse among American adults with chronic low back pain.
The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation is collaborating with the state's Department of Health and the Coffee County Anti-Drug Coalition to combat opioid abuse.
Hoboken, N.J.-based The Spine & Sports Health Center is now offering spinal cord stimulation trial procedures.
A new study published in Spine examines how a patient's preoperative nutritional status affects 30-day hospital readmissions after elective spine surgery.
Pablo Pazmino, MD, highlights the importance of bringing patients into the fold so they can make educated decisions as well as challenges that lay ahead for spine surgeons.
Dr. James Fricton, a pain specialist and professor at Minneapolis-based University of Minnesota, has worked in the pain management field for nearly three decades, and has found patient education and training is crucial to a successful pain management treatment plan.
A new study published in Spine examines hospital readmissions within two years of adult thoracolumbar spinal deformity surgery.
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy mailed letters to the 2.3 million prescribers in America, outlining three key steps he wishes them to take in response to the opioid epidemic, according to CBS.
Milind Deogaonkar, MBBS, of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, discuses key trends in neuromodulation and neurosurgery.
Semmes Murphey Clinic in Memphis, Tenn., welcomed two spine surgeons to its team, according to The Daily News.
Kaith Almefty, MD, and Jay D. Turner, MD, PhD, joined Phoenix-based Barrow Brain and Spine.
The American Bar Association will hold its third Medical Device & Healthcare Technology Compliance Institute, October 13-14 in Washington D.C., covering the latest on compliance topics and issues affecting the medical device and healthcare technology industry.
George Cybulski, MD, an associate professor of neurological surgery at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, discusses challenges in the spinal care industry.
Rolando Garcia, MD, of Aventura-based Orthopedic Care Center, discusses continued professional growth in the field of spine care.

17. 8 spine codes CMS proposes for ASC coverage in 2017

Written by Laura Dyrda | Friday, 26 August 2016 00:00
CMS is proposing to add eight spine codes to the list of ASC covered procedures in 2017, according to the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery.
A new study published in Spine examines the effectiveness of physical therapy for common low back pain diagnoses.
Reno (Nev.) Orthopaedic Clinic welcomed Benjamin Bjerke, MD, to its team.

20. Dr. Mick Perez-Cruet's takeaways on MIS & outpatient spine

Written by Megan Wood | Friday, 26 August 2016 00:00
Neurosurgeon Mick Perez-Cruet, MD, of Southfield-based Michigan Head & Spine Institute, offers his insight on minimally invasive spine surgery, value-based care and what the future holds for outpatient spine.
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