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Here three spine surgeons discuss what the future holds in relation to minimally invasive spine surgery.
Phoenix Spine's mission is to provide the premier patient experience using evidence-based practices to eliminate neck and low back pain in the least-invasive manner. The company's first facility, located in Goodyear, Ariz., is a state-of-the-art, integrated clinic and surgery center that brings together evaluation, testing and surgery in one location. Now the company is expanding to the East Valley.
Dallas-based Texas Pain Relief Group added Brett Lockman, DO, to its practice, the Digital Journal reports.
The Spine Hospital of Louisiana at The NeuroMedical Center in Baton Rouge earned the Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award.
Here are 12 statistics on annual and hourly neurosurgeon pay from Jackson & Coker's Physician Salary Calculator:
The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery published an article examining a new prognostic survival algorithm for patients with metastatic spine disease.
The field of minimally invasive spine surgery has evolved immensely during the last 10 to 15 years. The procedure is keeping up with the recent progress of technology and science in general. With incredible evolution in the technology niche, physicians and scientists are able to work on new methods and approaches to treatment of disorders or injuries affecting the spine. The primary purpose of the new technology is to help patients improve quality of life and minimize any potential damage. Besides standard MIS, physician-guided robotic procedures have become popular among surgeons.
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Nov. 3, 2016.

9. Neurosurgeon Dr. Robert Nugent dies at 95 years old

Written by Megan Wood | Wednesday, 02 November 2016 18:26
Neurosurgeon Robert Nugent, MD, passed away in his home on Oct. 31, 2016.
John Styliaras, MD, will now see patients at Gateway Family Health Clinics in Moose Lake and Sandstone, both in Minnesota, according to Pine Journal.
A new study published in Spine examines how malnutrition can affect outcomes for posterior lumbar spinal fusion.
Researchers examined whether patient race represented an independent predictor of unplanned 30-day hospital readmission following spinal surgery, in a Spine study. 

13. 7 spine surgeons & neurosurgeons on the move in October 2016

Written by Megan Wood | Tuesday, 01 November 2016 13:11
Here are seven spine surgeons and neurosurgeons that joined new organizations or received promotions in October.
A new study published in The Spine Journal examines spine surgery outcomes and costs for patients with degenerative cervical myelopathy.
The North American Spine Society awarded research grants and traveling fellowships for 2016.
The North American Spine Society awarded research grants and traveling fellowships for 2016.
The Spine Journal and North American Spine Society awarded three 2016 Outstanding Paper Awards.
Jason E. Lowenstein, MD, has been honored as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor in 2016.

19. NASS names Dr. F. Todd Wetzel president

Written by Laura Dyrda | Friday, 28 October 2016 00:00
North American Spine Society named F. Todd Wetzel, MD, president at their annual meeting in Boston.
Here are five updates.
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