8 Milestones for Surgery Centers & Physicians

Here are eight milestones and recognitions for surgery centers and physicians in 2012 so far.

William Boothe, MD, a Dallas-based surgeon and founder of the Boothe Eye Care and Laser Center, recently performed his 130,000th LASIK eye procedure at the center, which he opened in 1987.

Lynn Polonski, MD, an eye surgeon at Camp Lowell Surgery Center and Foothills Surgery Center in Tucson, Ariz., as recognized for his efforts treating former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords after a shooting last year left her in critical condition.

Mark Dahl, MD, of St. Croix Orthopaedics, became the first surgeon to perform an outpatient unicompartmental knee replacement at High Pointe Surgery Center in Lake Elmo, Minn.

Surgeons at the Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center performed outpatient procedures on multiple Duke athletes this spring, including right foot surgery for basketball player Ryan Kelly.

West Bloomfiled, Mich.-based Lake Surgery Center is the first ambulatory surgery center to purchase the Renaissance system from Mazor Robotics for robotic-guided spine surgery.

After the Catalys Precision Laser System was released in the United States earlier this year, Mike Mann, MD, and Paul Mann, MD, performed the first patient cases using the system at the Mann Eye Institute in Houston.

Midtown Surgery Center in New York became the first ambulatory surgery center in the state to perform a robotic-assisted knee surgery using the MAKOplasty system. Andrew Rosen, MD, performed the procedure.

Thomas Eickmann, MD, of Cornerstone Orthopedics in Wheat Ridge, Colo., recently performed the first total hip replacement at The Surgery Center at Lutheran in Lakewood, Colo., which is affiliated with Pinnacle III.

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