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  1. Dr. Ayman Daouk brings whistleblower suit against Orlando Health, claims mandatory self-referral violates federal laws

    Ayman Daouk, MD, filed a whistleblower lawsuit against Orlando (Fla.) Health, claiming he was fired for refusing to comply with the system's standards, which allegedly required him to only operate and make referrals within its network, the Orlando Sentinel reports. By Alan Condon -
  2. 6-location spine practice plans Texas clinic relocation, ASC opening — 3 quick notes

    Southlake-based Spine Team Texas is moving one of its clinics to a new building, the practice announced in mid-January. By Angie Stewart -
  3. Dr. William Tobler performs 1st single-position lateral fusion in Ohio ASC

    William Tobler, MD, performed the first single-position lateral interbody fusion in an ASC at Cincinnati-based Mayfield Spine Surgery Center, using Medtronic devices. By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Dr. Kenneth Nwosu performs spine surgery with ExcelsiusGPS at Washington hospital

    Kenneth Nwosu, MD, performed the first spine surgery in King County, Wash., to use the new ExcelsiusGPS at St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way on Jan. 6. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 17+ lawsuits against Mizzou BioJoint Center could be consolidated — 6 things to know

    Lawyers representing patients in a growing number of medical malpractice lawsuits against Columbia, Mo.-based Mizzou BioJoint Center filed a motion Jan. 7 to consolidate the cases, the Columbia Daily Tribune reports. By Angie Stewart -
  3. PE firm invests in 10 location orthopedic practice

    Private equity firm Cobepa closed a growth equity investment in Laurel, Md.-based Precision Orthopedics on Jan. 12. By Alan Condon -
  4. Former Google, Intel executive becomes chairman, CEO of robotics company

    Medical robotics company Neural Analytics on Jan. 9 appointed Diane Bryant as chairman and CEO, effective immediately. By Alan Condon -
  1. Neurosurgeon dies in avalanche while skiing in Idaho

    Molly Hubbard, MD, died following a Jan. 7 avalanche at the Silver Mountain ski resort in Kellogg, Idaho, reports Fox 12 Oregon. By Alan Condon -
  2. 4 big devicemakers rival Intuitive Surgical in robotics — Medtronic, Stryker & more

    Robotics pioneer Intuitive Surgical is facing increased market competition as Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic and others gain traction through major mergers and acquisitions, S&P Global reports. By Angie Stewart -
  3. Planned $240M University of Rochester facility to provide spine, orthopedic care

    The University of Rochester (N.Y.) will build a $240 million orthopedics campus at The Marketplace Mall in Rochester, according to Shopping Center Business. By Alan Condon -
  4. Dr. Hugh Bassewitz predicts more spine surgeons migrating to robotic technology

    Hugh Bassewitz, MD, is a spine surgeon with Las Vegas-based Desert Orthopaedic Center, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. By Alan Condon -
  1. Medtronic CEO Omar Ishrak sees innovation in robotics, more tuck-in deals for 2020

    Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar Ishrak, PhD, is excited for the coming year. As he wraps up his time as head of the company, Medtronic will continue down the path of innovation for its core product lines.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Alphatec 2019 revenue hits $113M: 5 things to know

    Alphatec reported revenue increased around 30 percent over the past year in a preliminary earnings report.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. NuVasive 2019 revenue jumps 6% to $1.17B: 5 details

    NuVasive reported preliminary fourth quarter and full year 2019 results, with revenue up around 6 percent for the entire year. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Drs. Allen Sills, Kornelis Poelstra & more: 6 spine surgeons making headlines

    Here are six spine and neurosurgeons making the news this week. By Alan Condon -
  5. Dr. Federico Vinas joins AdventHealth Medical Group

    Neurosurgeon Federico Vinas, MD, recently joined Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth Medical Group, reports Hometown News. By Alan Condon -
  6. Neurosurgeon Dr. Shafique Virani becomes director of new biopharmaceutical company

    Shafique Virani, MD, on Jan. 10 was appointed director of newly established biopharmaceutical company TauC3 Biologics. By Alan Condon -
  7. Medtronic introducing newly approved neurostimulator in Europe — 5 things to know

    With new CE Mark approval, Medtronic is planning the European launch of its Percept PC Neurostimulator Deep Brain Stimulation system, the company announced Jan. 9. By Angie Stewart -
  8. Dr. Allen Sills, NFL CMO lauds Philadelphia quarterback for reporting concussion during playoffs

    The NFL's CMO, Allen Sills, MD, praised the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz for reporting his concussion to officials during the Jan. 5 playoff defeat to the Seattle Seahawks, The Morning Call reports. By Alan Condon -
  9. Spine, orthopedic care shifts to larger facility following Shriners hospital closure

    Shriners Hospitals for Children — Houston will consolidate spine and orthopedic care to the system's Galveston, Texas, facility as the hospital plans to close in 2021, the Houston Chronicle reports. By Alan Condon -

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