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Anthem BlueCross and BlueShield updated its coverage policy for cervical total disc replacement to include one- and two-level procedures performed with Zimmer Biomet's Mobi-C® Cervical Disc. Anthem BlueCross and BlueShield is one of the biggest payers in the industry, covering more than 31 million Americans in 26 states.
Anthony Yeung, MD, founder of Phoenix-based Desert Institute for Spine Care, comments on the use of outpatient spine surgery to alleviate back pain.
Researchers analyzed the outcomes associated with Inspired Spine's oblique lumbar lateral interbody fusion, according to U.S. National Library of Medicine. The Inspired OLLIF involves a surgeon approaching the disc through Kambin's Triangle, assisted by bilateral fluoroscopy.
Researchers studied the fulfillment of patient expectations following lumbar and cervical spine surgery, according to a study published in The Spine Journal. Of the patients studied, 366 underwent lumbar surgery and 133 received cervical surgery.
A new study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine examines the outcomes for young patients with lumbar disc herniation who undergo surgery.
Edison, N.J.-based The Freeman Spine and Pain Institute added Orlee Hamer, DO, to its staff, the Digital Journal reports.
Philadelphia-based National Disease Research Interchange is hosting a symposium for leaders in brain injury, neurological disease and pain on Nov. 18.
Alan Van Norman, MD, will begin seeing patients once a month at Sanford Health West Dickinson (N.D.) Clinic, on Nov. 8.
A new study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery examines the coagulation profile for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients who have posterior spinal fusions.
Here are five updates.
Two spine surgeons discuss their favorite wintertime activities.
The National Academy of Medicine elected Michael J. Yaszemski, MD, PhD, of Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic.
The Spine Hospital of Louisiana at The NeuroMedical Center in Baton Rouge appointed a new CNO, effective Nov. 6.
A new study published in Spine examines whether low back pain patients can achieve satisfaction with less treatment than expected.
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Oct. 20, 2016.
Robert Spetzler, MD, is resigning from his post as president and CEO of Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, according to azcentral.

17. Coastal Orthopedics welcomes Dr. Timothy Roberts: 5 highlights

Written by Megan Wood | Wednesday, 19 October 2016 00:00
Timothy T. Roberts, MD, joined Coastal Orthopedics Sports Medicine & Pain Management in Bradenton, Fla.
The Spine Journal published a study examining the risk factors associated with unplanned hospital readmissions after pediatric spinal deformity surgery.
Advanced Orthopedics and Pain Management, with locations in central and south Florida, joined the Back Pain Centers of America network.
A new study published in The Spine Journal examines how a patient's insurance status can affect patient safety for lumbar spinal fusion.
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