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What's the Harm? - December 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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T he arrival of a new neurosurgeon at our surgery center a few years ago opened our doors to outpatient spine sur- gery. If you've considered the specialty, you know the advantages that minimally invasive pain management and spine stabilization cases hold over open procedures and hospital settings. But you probably also recognize the challenges you'll face in adding them. I'm here to tell you that minimally invasive pain relief is within your reach. Which cases should we consider? As the outpatient migration of certain spine procedures trends nation- wide and is eagerly discussed by your provider peers at the latest con- ferences, it's easy to ask yourself, "Should we be offering these at our 1 2 4 O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 5 Should You Add Same-Day Spine? z LET'S SEE SOME SPINE Minimally invasive spine procedures offer stability and relief with less trauma and shorter recoveries. Building a spine program into the backbone of your schedule.

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