Seattle-based Virginia Mason Medical Center researchers presented a study on the impact of multidisciplinary review on lumbar spine surgeries at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, held from April 22 to April 26 in Los Angeles, according to Medscape.
Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics appointed Jay Wellons, MD, to serve as co-chair of its editorial board from April 2017 to April 2018.
Here are four spine surgeons who made the news this week:
A new study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery examined the outcomes for spinal fusion patients with isthmic spondylolisthesis with and without instrumentation.
Seven spine surgeons discuss the latest trends in spine procedures performed in the outpatient setting.
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for May 4, 2017.
A new study published in Spine attempts to validate claims measurement data as a source to measure lumbar spinal fusion safety.

8. Dr. Barbara Brown named Top Doc for 7th time — 5 notes

Written by Adam Schrag | Wednesday, 03 May 2017 21:29
Philadelphia-based Magee Rehabilitation Medical Director of Stroke and Geriatrics Program Barbara Browne has been named a Top Doctor by Philadelphia Magazine.
A new study published in Spinal Deformity examines resource utilization in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis surgery.
The North American vertebroplasty market will likely witness a 12 percent negative compound annual growth rate through 2023, according to a GlobalData analysis.
Here are seven key stories on outpatient spine trends and news.
A new study published in Spine examines the physical therapy referral trends for back pain patients over the past decade.
Anthony Yeung, MD, founder of Phoenix-based Desert Institute for Spine Care, published an opinion piece in the Journal of Neurological Disorders.
Here are six spine surgeons and neurosurgeons that joined new organizations in April 2017.
A new Phoenix-based study examines whether overlapping neurosurgeries have different outcomes than non-overlapping procedures; the findings were surprising, according to an article posted in Medscape.
A new study published in Spine examines single-level lateral lumbar interbody fusion for patients undergoing surgery due to adjacent segment disease.
Spine surgeon Craig C. Callewart, MD, of Dallas-based C3Spine is a beekeeper in his spare time.

18. Dr. Anthony Yeung: Key thoughts on spine care in the US

Written by Laura Dyrda | Friday, 28 April 2017 16:29
Anthony Yeung, MD, of Phoenix-based Desert institute for Spine Care, recently published an article in the Journal of Spine discussing spine care deliver under healthcare reform in the United States.
Here are seven spine surgeons who made the news this week:
A new study published in The Spine Journal examines how liberal blood transfusion affects spine surgery patient outcomes and costs.
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