ASC Leader to Know: Dr. David Raab of Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center
A board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Raab's professional interests include total joint replacement, arthroscopy and pediatric orthopedics. He earned his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School, where he also completed an internship in general surgery and residency in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Raab has come full circle and now serves as an assistant professor for clinical orthopedic surgery at the prestigious university. Dr. Raab also completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the Minneapolis Sports Medicine Center.
At the 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference in Chicago this past June, Dr. Raab and his colleague Jeffrey L. Visotsky, MD, discussed how to make hand and knee surgery profitable in surgery centers. Efficient OR start times, standardized cases and equipment and case cost analyses may help make these types of procedures successful in the ambulatory setting.
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