New Jersey Spine and Rehab Director: Outpatient Surgery Benefits Far Outpace Hospital Care
In a recent op-ed in the New York Post, Daniel Goldberg, director of business development for New Jersey Spine and Rehabilitation in Pompton Lakes, N.J., discussed the safety of outpatient settings for spine surgery.
He said in the instance of spine surgery, some studies report a 20-plus percent rate of post-operative infection in hospitals. "Our practice focuses on minimally invasive outpatient spine surgery," he said. "As of today, we've done over 600 surgeries with a 0 percent infection rate."
He said the benefits of outpatient surgery far overwhelm those of hospital surgery. He said despite the benefits, insurers are still hesitant to refer patients to outpatient centers.
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