Robert Masson, MD, president of NeuroSpine Institute of Orlando, performed the first lumbar reconstruction and iMAS Reconstruction Procedure last week using the Kestrel View.

2. PeaceHealth opens Sacred Heart Spine Center in Oregon

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Friday, 19 September 2014 12:14
PeaceHealth is opening a spine center at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield, Ore., according to a report by The Register-Guard.

3. 50 things for spine surgeons to know about ACOs

Written by Laura Dyrda | Friday, 19 September 2014 10:07
Accountable care organizations are a huge topic in healthcare right now. Do they improve quality? Can they lower costs? And, importantly, should spine surgeons join?
Here are 11 spine and neurosurgeons who were in the news over the past week.

5. 6 trends in spinal fusions for HIV-positive patients

Written by Laura Dyrda | Thursday, 18 September 2014 15:21
A study recently published in Spine examines the in-hospital outcomes for patients who undergo spinal fusion and have HIV.
The Sunshine Act passed last year, requiring medical device companies to disclose compensation or gifts given to surgeons. CMS collected data from device companies and the database is expected to "go live" on Sept. 30.

7. Dr. Matthew Roh joins American Spine

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Thursday, 18 September 2014 13:37
Frederick, Md.-based American Spine added Matthew Roh, MD, a pain medicine and rehabilitation physician, to its medical team.
Sustainability is important in healthcare and spine care, but the ideal situation can be far from reality today.

9. 8 things for spine surgeons to know for Thursday — Sept. 18

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Thursday, 18 September 2014 09:37
  Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Sept. 18, 2014.

10. 8 findings on degenerative spondylolisthesis range of motion

Written by Laura Dyrda | Wednesday, 17 September 2014 16:49
A study published in The Spine Journal examines the motion characteristics of lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis at the diseased and adjacent levels using kinetic MRI.

11. Dr. Jonathan Simhaee joins The Center for Spinal Disorders

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Wednesday, 17 September 2014 13:31
Jonathan M. Simhaee, MD, joined Englewood, N.J.-based The Center for Spinal Disorders and The Center for Pain Management.
Raj Rao, MD, has been named chairperson of the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to a Wauwatosa Now report.
  A study published in Spine found Medicaid patients undergoing spine surgery have a higher rate of surgical site infection.
An article published in Spine examines adverse events, length of stay and readmission rates for spinal fusion using iliac crest bone graft.

15. Dr. Joseph Hahn to retire as chief of staff at Cleveland Clinic

Written by Laura Dyrda | Tuesday, 16 September 2014 14:52
Neurosurgeon Joseph Hahn, MD, will retire from his post as chief of staff at Cleveland Clinic on Dec. 31.
Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia has named Charles Munyon, MD, director of functional and restorative neurosurgery.
East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, La., entered into an agreement with New Orleans-based Tulane University Medical Group to provide neurosurgical services.
  Spine surgery is a dynamic and rapidly evolving field. Four spine surgeons weigh in on the clinical trends that they believe is changing the face of spine surgery.

19. Neurosurgeon Dr. David Weinsweig dies

Written by Laura Dyrda | Monday, 15 September 2014 11:53
Huntington, W.Va.-based St. Mary’s Medical Center neurosurgeon David Weinsweig, MD, died last week in a car accident, according to the Charleston Gazette.

20. 8 recent spine surgeon achievements

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Monday, 15 September 2014 10:10
Here are eight recent accomplishments by spine surgeons.
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