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Backbreaker - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - April 2019

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3 4 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • A P R I L 2 0 1 9 T he Laser Spine Institute's final day started like many oth- ers. Prospective patients called in from as far as the coast of Africa for consultations. Families flew in from Canada under the promise they would receive world- class care in the company's glossy $56 million headquar- ters in Tampa, Fla., where a steady stream of patients arrived for appointments to visit chiropractors, seek second opinions and sched- ule back surgeries. That afternoon, Robert Koser, DC, had a potential patient on the line when members of the leadership team told him to wrap up the call. It Matthew Nojiri | Senior Associate Editor Backbreaker How Laser Spine Institute's multimillion- dollar surgery empire crumbled in a day. • SUDDEN CLOSURE At its peak, Laser Spine Institute operated 7 regional surgery centers across the country and billed itself as the nation's leader in minimally invasive spine surgery before abruptly shuttering last month, laying off almost 600 employ- ees nationwide. Highwoods Properties

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