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Posted on February 18, 2015 by Rachel Cohen

Minimally invasive spinal (MIS) lumbar fusion helps stop movement near a vertebral segment that may be causing pain. Spinal fusions can be performed in many different ways for different spinal ailments and/or conditions. Dr. Giovanini of NeuroMicroSpine typically performs fusion surgeries on patients with painful spinal conditions like lumbar degenerative disc disease, lumbar spondylolisthesis and/or spinal fractures/deformities (scoliosis).


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Posted on November 19, 2014 by Rachel Cohen

Legislative changes within the healthcare industry have allowed patients to take charge of their health insurance and care. With an influx of patients seeking affordable, customer-oriented healthcare options comes a potential increase in physician referrals to outpatient surgery centers.

Panelists at the 20th Annual Surgery Centers Conference explored this concept along with many others. The industry experts also predicted significant opportunities for spine doctors who specialize in discectomies and fusions and work in an outpatient surgery setting. Regardless, there are plenty of...

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Posted on October 29, 2014 by Rachel Cohen

Cervical RegionCervical total disc replacement (CTDR) has been used as an alternative to fusion surgery much more in recent years. During a trial for the Prodisc-C [Synthes Spine] total disc replacement (TDR) in 2006, patient satisfaction was reported as high as 70 to 85 percent, and evidence indicated the CTDR procedure improved motion preservation more than fusion surgery.

In some cases, this theory still holds true today....

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