Dr. Walter Eckman to close 44-year practice in Mississippi: 4 highlights

Practice Management

Walter Eckman, MD, of Aurora Spine Center in Tupelo, Miss., is retiring after 44 years of serving patients, according to dJournal.com.

Here are four highlights:


1. Dr. Eckman was on the front line of performing minimally invasive spinal fusions.


2. An analysis of the first 1,000 minimally invasive procedures revealed 90 percent of patients experienced pain and function improvements.


3. The neurosurgeon performed 1,100 outpatient spinal procedures.


4. Dr. Eckman plans to officially close his practice in mid-December.


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