NuVasive prepares for more outpatient spine; Zimmer Biomet partners with spine outpatient center & more — 7 outpatient spine stories


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

NuVasive's CEO is preparing for more outpatient spine, less desire for robots
NuVasive CEO Gregory Lucier spoke on several key topics during the company's first quarter 2018 conference call, including biologics, outpatient spine and why NuVasive won't get into the robotics business, according to a Seeking Alpha transcript. Check out what he had to say, here.

Zimmer Biomet partners with spine-specific outpatient center
Zimmer Biomet and Beaverton-based Oregon Surgical Institute teamed up to implement the Zimmer Biomet Signature Solutions Outpatient Program at the outpatient center.

Why outpatient spine centers can have lower infection rates than hospitals
Many ASCs report between 1 and 5 surgical site infections per 1,000 patients while some hospitals can report rates of 20 infections per 1,000 patients. ASCs focused on specific specialties employ staff who are experts in that field. By having surgeons and a support team versed in specific procedures, infection rates can drop. Read more, here.

UB Neurosurgery to break ground on $25M, 1-stop facility
University at Buffalo (N.Y.) Neurosurgery began construction on a $25 million facility in May. Outpatient services will shift to the new site, including spine procedures and injections.

Front Range Orthopedics & Spine to open walk-in clinic
Front Range Orthopedics & Spine, with locations throughout Colorado, opened an orthopedic walk-in clinic in Longmont June 4.

Wenzel Spine's VariLift-LX for endoscopic TLIF examined in new case series
Kai-Uwe Lewandrowski, MD, authored the 24 consecutive patient case series, which analyzes an endoscopic, stand-alone transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion surgical technique used with the Wenzel Spine's VariLift-LX interbody fusion device. The case series demonstrates the ability to perform percutaneous endoscopically assisted transforaminal decompression and fusion surgery with the VariLift-LX.

Sky Spine Endoscopy Institute opens new headquarters
The Sky Spine Endoscopy Institute relocated its headquarters to Frederick, Md. Said Osman, MD, founded Sky Spine Endoscopy Institute.

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