July 2013 Issue of Becker's Spine Review

Orthopedics & Spine Review


14 Spine Surgeons Receive Leadership Awards

Becker's Spine Review has named the recipients of the Annual Spine Leadership Award 2013. Click to continue »


Driving Value in Spine Care: Outpatient Spine Surgery

Over the past 20 years, an increasing number of spinal surgeries have transitioned from inpatient to outpatient. Click to continue »


5 Qualities of Spine Center Leaders for Today & Tomorrow

Spine Center Network was developed by Prizm Development, Inc., two years ago and now acts as a national network of credentialed Spine Centers of Excellence for payors and consumers. Click to continue »


Publisher's Letter

It has been a fascinating first half of the year in the healthcare industry. Click to continue »


139 Speakers at the 2013 Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference

The 20th Annual ASC Conference will take place October 24-26 at the Swissotel in Chicago. Click to continue »


What Medicare Cuts Mean for Spine Surgeons: Q&A With Dr. Terrence Crowder of Sonoran Spine Center

Terrence Crowder, MD, a spine surgeon with Sonoran Spine Center in Mesa, Ariz., discusses the recent Medicare payment cuts as a result of the sequester and how these cuts will impact spine surgeons going forward. Click to continue »


Starting a Device Company: 3 Steps From Dr. Scott Spann

Scott Spann, MD, board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon, is the founder of Pantheon Spinal, a device company based in Austin, Texas. Click to continue »


5 Spine Surgeons on the Most Fulfilling Aspects of Their Careers

Here are 22 spine surgeons who are leaders in professional organizations, spine practices, hospitals and innovators discussing the most fulfilling aspects of their careers. Click to continue »


Fostering Evidence-Based Spine Advances: Q&A With Dr. Daniel Resnick of NASS

Daniel Resnick, MD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in spine surgery. Click to continue »


105 Spine Surgery Practices to Know

Here are 105 independent spine surgery practices to know. Click to continue »


5 Ideas for Spine Practice Growth in Today's Healthcare Market

Texas Back Institute has spent the past three decades building a large spine practice, and with the ever-changing healthcare environment, an adaptable growth plan is more important now than ever. Click to continue »


Neurosurgeon Salary vs. Hospital Revenue Generated

Neurosurgery generated $1.68 million in revenue for hospitals on average, according to the "2013 Physician Inpatient/Outpatient Revenue Survey" from Merritt Hawkins. Click to continue »


6 Strategies to Make Spine Practice Business Models More Patient-Centric

Three spine surgeons share strategies for creating and maintaining an effective patient-centric business model at spine practices. Click to continue »


2012 vs. 2011: 20 Statistics on How Orthopedist Compensation Changed

Here are 20 statistics comparing physician compensation in 2012 to 2011, based on the respective Medscape Physician Compensation Reports. Click to continue »


How to Reduce Costs & Maintain Quality of Care: 5 Spine Surgeons Weigh In

Five spine surgeons discuss how to reduce healthcare costs without compromising care. Click to continue »


4 Challenges Today's Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons Face

Minimally invasive spine surgery has been evolving for 30 to 40 years, and surgeons should know where the techniques came from before looking forward. Click to continue »


3 Predictions for the Future of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Minimally invasive spine surgery has been rapidly evolving for decades, and the resurgence of the attempt to perform more appropriately invasive surgical techniques will continue to develop. Click to continue »


5-Year Spinal Disc Replacement Data is In: How it Compares With Spinal Fusion

A recent study of five year data for patients who underwent cervical total disc replacement or anterior cervical discectomy and fusion show a five-fold difference in reoperation rates, according to a study published in Spine. Click to continue »


8 Trends for the Surgical Management of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Researchers led by Hyun Bae, MD, a spine surgeon with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, examined patients who underwent surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis from 2004 to 2009 from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, a database developed as part of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, and the findings were published in Spine. Click to continue »


45 Spine Surgeons at Spine & Orthopedics-Focused Hospitals

Here are 40 spine surgeons operating at spine- and orthopedic-focused hospitals nationwide. To recommend a surgeon for the list, contact Heather at hlinder@beckershealthcare.com. Click to continue »


How to Build & Manage Spine Groups in the 21st Century: Q&A With Dr. Richard Kube

Richard Kube, MD, CEO of Prairie Spine & Pain Institute and Prairie SurgiCare in Peoria, Ill., tackles some of the big issues facing spine surgeons in private practice today and how surgeons can be successful in the 21st century. Click to continue »

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