Physician-owned ASCs driving lumbar spine fusion market; best practices for outpatient cervical spine surgery & more — 8 outpatient spine stories


Here are eight key stories on outpatient spine trends and news.

Physician-owned ASCs driving lumbar spine fusion market growth
Through 2020, a Market Report Worlds analysis found the lumbar spine fusion market will likely grow substantially. The growing number of physician-owned ASCs is fueling growth. The report notes the expanded use of surface-modified titanium in spinal implants is also spurring market expansion.

Best practices for outpatient cervical spine surgery
A panel of spine surgeons and clinicians published an article in Spine titled "Best Practices for Outpatient Anterior Cervical Surgery" to outline the best practices for selecting patients and performing cervical total disc replacement and fusion procedures in the ASC. Read about the best practices here.

NJ surgeons perform 1st office-based robotic-assisted kyphoplasty in US
Englewood, N.J.-based The Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders surgeons performed a Mazor Robotic Renaissance System kyphoplasty on a patient experiencing pain from a T12 fracture. The outpatient procedure, performed in an office-based setting with sedation, was the first of its kind in the United States, sending the patient home the same day, according to the press release.

ASCs with total disc replacement spinal surgery
Check out these 25 ambulatory surgery centers where surgeons perform total disc replacements.

Laser Spine Institute's Dr. Michael Weiss on outpatient spine surgery
Tampa-based Laser Spine Institute hosted the inaugural Calusa Ambulatory Spine Conference in Streamsong, Fla., from Nov. 11 through Nov. 13, 2016. Orthopedic spine surgeon Michael C. Weiss, DO, chairman of Laser Spine Institute's department of surgery, shares key takeaways from the conference and predicts how outpatient spine will progress in the industry.

Key thoughts on endoscopic surgery and spinal pain
Anthony Yeung, MD, founder of Phoenix-based Desert Institute for Spine Care, commented on the use of outpatient spine surgery to alleviate back pain. In 2013, Dr. Yeung donated $2.5 million to the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque to open the Anthony T. & Eileen K. Yeung Center for Endoscopic Spine Surgery. This center will incorporate programs to educate spine surgeons and pain physicians about effective minimally invasive surgical techniques for spinal pain.

These outpatient surgery centers opened in 2016
Click here to check out the 86 new outpatient surgery centers and ASCs opened or announced over the past year.

Growth of outpatient surgery to spur global surgical navigations systems market expansion
The global surgical navigations systems market is expected to increase at a more than 7 percent compound annual growth rate through 2020, a Technavio report found. The expansion of outpatient setting, especially for spine, orthopedic and ENT procedures, has spurred market growth.

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