Drs. David Hanscom, Michael Lusk & more: 6 spine & neurosurgeons making headlines

Written by Shayna Korol | January 18, 2019 | Print  |

Here are six spine and neurosurgeons making headlines.

While some hospitals and physicians have adopted stances of limiting prescription opioids in light of the opioid epidemic, these actions have worsened the epidemic, according to David Hanscom, MD.

Neurosurgeon Michael Lusk, MD, was among the physicians and staff at Naples (Fla.) Community Hospital who unanimously voted "no confidence" in CEO Allen Weiss.

Marco Rodriguez, MD, founder of Baton Rouge, La.-based International Spine Institute, is using regenerative stem cell therapies as an alternative to spinal surgery.

Bradenton, Fla.-based Coastal Orthopedics' Douglas Constant, MD, is performing minimally invasive indirect decompression surgery on spinal stenosis patients.

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth (Mass.) welcomed Aubrey Okpaku, MD, to its spine care and neurosurgery center in Plymouth.

Orthopedic spine surgeon Brandon P. Hirsch, MD, joined the CORE Institute in Phoenix.

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