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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Surgical Construction - March 2019

Outpatient Surgery Magazine, providing current information on Surgical Services, Surgical Facility Administration, Outpatient Surgery News and Trends, OR Excellence and more.

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M A R C H 2 0 1 9 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 3 9 L eading spine surgeons who are using robotics, surgical navigation and ultrasonic bone-cutting technology to realign the spine, fix pinched nerves, place implants and fuse vertebrae are helping shift complex proce- dures to outpatient facilities. "That's benefitting patients in terms of less pain and faster recover- ies, but it's also resulting in measurable benefits such as lower rates of complications and blood transfusions," says Christopher Good, MD, Jared Bilski | Senior Associate Editor Are You Set Up for Spine? Outfit your ORs for one of outpatient surgery's hottest specialties. • BACK TO THE FUTURE Christopher Good, MD, FACS, and colleagues perform robotic-assisted spine surgery, which is poised to help surgeons move more cases to outpatient ORs. Virginia Spine Institute

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