• Medicare Advantage is getting 'much, much worse' for spine

    Medicare Advantage has been controversial this year with several major health systems dropping plan coverage due to denials, and some physicians following suit.
  • 2 specialists join Spine Center at Black Hills Orthopedics

    Rapid City, S.D.-based the Spine Center at Black Hills Orthopedics has added two physical and sports medicine specialists, Christopher Dietrich, MD, and Trevor Anderson, MD. 
  • 5 spine surgeon moves in November

    Here are five spine surgeons moving to new practices or adding to their titles in November:
  • Trinity opens neuroscience center

    Livonia-based Trinity Health Michigan opened the Trinity Health Neuroscience Center in Muskegon, Mich., according to a Nov. 30 announcement in the Grand Haven Tribune.
  • Disc replacement, AI and more: The research exciting 4 spine surgeons

    Spine surgeons in 2023 have been exploring ways to innovate and learn through a variety of research. Here's what four surgeons are working on:
  • 5 surgeons on the cutting edge of spine

    Becker's has recently reported on five physicians who are on the cutting edge of spine surgery, from being the first to use specific devices to being appointed as endowed chairs at major universities.
  • Inspired Spine opens 2 centers of excellence for high BMI patients

    Burnsville, Minn.-based Inspired Spine has established two Centers of Excellence in rural areas of Kansas and Minnesota that specialize in providing complex spine care for patients with a high body mass index. 
  • Missouri spine practice adds Intracept procedure

    St. Louis-based Physicians Pain Services added the Intracept procedure, according to a Nov. 29 news release.
  • Will Ozempic alter spine, orthopedic fields?

    GLP-1 weight loss drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy are rising in popularity and evidence suggests their possible effectiveness for helping patients lose weight.
  • Ozzy Osbourne reveals spine surgery struggles

    Singer and songwriter Ozzy Osbourne revealed his struggles post-spine surgery in an interview with Rolling Stone UK, published online Nov. 26.
  • Physician found guilty in spine imaging kickback scheme

    Pyam Toobian, MD, a Kings Point, N.Y.-based physician, was found guilty of a kickback scheme providing gift cards in exchange for patient referrals, according to a press release from the New York State Attorney General.
  • Where spine disruption is happening

    The spine surgery industry has seen major shifts in recent years. Here are three areas to watch.
  • Camber Spine taps new CEO

    Camber Spine, a company known for its minimally invasive spine devices and commercialized products, hastapped Brooks McAdam as its new CEO. 
  • 4 WWE stars undergoing spine, orthopedic surgery in 2023

    Surgeons at Birmingham, Ala.-based Andrews Sports Medicine have operated on four World Wrestling Entertainment stars in 2023, including John Cena and Robert Roode. 
  • Do spine patients prefer hospitals or ASCs?

    The number of spinal procedures performed in the ASC setting is on the rise, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • 5 spine practices to know

    Here are five spine centers to know:
  • What spine, orthopedic surgeons should know about noncompetes in 2023

    Physicians across all specialties have had their eyes on noncompete clauses as state and federal policies change. 
  • UC San Diego names first endowed spine chair

    Richard Allen, MD, PhD, was appointed as the first of the Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD and Nasrin A. Owsia, MD Endowed Chair in Spinal Surgery at the University of California San Diego.
  • Texas pain physicians charged in $12M fraud scheme

    Two Texas-based pain physicians have been charged in a $12 million fraud scheme and accused of unlawfully distributing controlled substances, accoring to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Northern District of Texas.
  • Spine surgeon diversity isn't getting better

    Orthopedic spine surgery is dominated by white males, and that won't change any time soon, according to a study published in the journal Spine.