Columbia (Mo.) Orthopedic Group has performed the first-ever outpatient anterior lumbar interbody fusion in a surgery center in mid-Missouri, according to a July 19 email sent to Becker's.
The procedure was performed by John Miles, MD, an orthopedic surgeon with the Surgical Center at Columbia Orthopedic Group.
Columbia Orthopedic's ASC has been named a top ASC in the nation by Newsweek for three years in a row.
"In traditional Columbia Orthopaedic Group fashion, our surgeons continue to deliver excellent care by safely transitioning appropriate surgical cases to the outpatient ASC arena where we can deliver an exceptional patient experience and value that is unmatched by many places in the country," Andrew Lovewell, CEO of Columbia Orthopedic Group, told Becker's.