The future of outpatient spine; how spine ASCs fit into the future of healthcare & more — 7 outpatient spine stories


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

What will come next in outpatient spine? 7 spine surgeon key thoughts
Seven spine surgeons discuss the latest trends in spine procedures performed in the outpatient setting:


• J. Brian Gill, MD, MBA, of Nebraska Spine Hospital in Omaha
• Kern Singh, MD, co-director of Minimally Invasive Spine Institute at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in Chicago
• Richard Kube, MD, founder and CEO of Prairie Spine & Pain Institute in Peoria, Ill.
• Vladimir Sinkov, MD, of New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center in Nashua
• Brian R. Gantwerker, MD, founder of the Craniospinal Center of Los Angeles
• Neel Anand, MD, clinical professor of surgery and director of spine trauma at Cedars-Sinai Spine Center in Los Angeles
• Payam Farjoodi, MD, of Center for Spine Health at Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center in Fountain Valley, Calif.


Read their thoughts here.

Why Rothman Institute partnered with Northwell Health, and where they will expand in the future
In April, Philadelphia-based Rothman Institute announced a strategic affiliation with New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health, which will expand their geographic footprint. Read about the partnership here.

How spine ASCs fit into the future of healthcare: Key thoughts from Dr. Anthony Yeung
Anthony Yeung, MD, founder of Desert Institute for Spine Care in Phoenix, discusses his thoughts on how spine surgery will evolve over the next five years. Read his thoughts here.

Regional Health to build $55M Advanced Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute
Regional Health announced construction plans for the Advanced Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute in Buffalo Crossing, S.D. The $55 million facility will be completed in two years, and it is expected to be a two-level 100,000-square-foot building. Orthopedic surgeons, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, sports medicine specialists, pain specialists and podiatrists will practice at the facility.

How many ASCs in the 27 certificate-of-need states
Click here to see the breakdown of the number of Medicare-certified ASCs in states with certificate-of-need laws, based on a report from ASCA.

Spine in ASCs: Key thoughts from Regent Surgical Health's Jeff Simmons
ASCs are increasingly incorporating spine procedures as techniques advance and welcoming surgeons trained in minimally invasive procedures. Regent Surgical Health Chief Development Officer Jeff Simmons spoke about the key trends seen in ASC spine procedures today. Read his thoughts here.

Dr. Solomon Kamson presents 5-year review of full-endoscopic assisted MIS lumbar decompression in outpatient setting
Solomon Kamson, MD, PhD, of Bothell, Wash.-based Spine Institute Northwest, presented findings from a five-year review of full-endoscopic assisted minimally invasive lumbar decompression in an outpatient setting. The study revealed the following ranges of overall complication rates:


• Open lumbar disc surgery: 5.3 percent to 20.7 percent
• Microendoscopic discectomy: 4 percent to 41.5 percent
• MIS: 5 percent to 15.4 percent


Study authors concluded MIS is a safe and viable alternative to open back surgery.

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