Allegion Spine Institute joins Back Pain Centers of America & more — 7 outpatient spine stories

Here are seven key stories on outpatient spine trends and news.

NuVasive creating 'innovation center of excellence' at San Diego HQ
NuVasive is expanding its San Diego headquarters by 150,000 square feet and creating an "innovation center of excellence." NuVasive will train 500-plus surgeons on new technologies and procedures at the innovation center. The company expects to begin renovations and construction in January 2018.

Dr. Marco Rodriguez opens International Spine Institute specializing in MIS spine
Marco A. Rodriguez, MD, unveiled the International Spine Institute in Baton Rouge, La. The institute's motto, "Less is so Much More," reflects Dr. Rodriguez's approach of performing the least invasive procedure instead of fusion. He specializes in treating degenerative spinal conditions, such as herniated disc, sciatica, low back pain, spinal stenosis, neck pain, spondyolisthesis and failed back surgery.

Back Pain Centers of America adds Allegion Spine Institute to network
Back Pain Centers of America welcomed Las Vegas-based Allegion Spine Institute to its network. Spine surgeon Jaswinder Grover, MD, founded Allegion Spine Institute, formerly named Nevada Spine Clinic. Providers offer minimally invasive surgery, advanced spine surgery, pain management, cell therapy and regenerative medicine, radiology and physical therapy.

EOI earns FDA clearance for new expandable cage system
Expanding Orthopedics received FDA approval the FLXfit15 part of the FLXfit 3D Expanding Cage System portfolio. The cage offers physicians more flexibility with different implant length options with infinitely adjustable expansion and lordosis correction of up to 4 millimeters and 15 degrees. The company designed FLXfit15 as an expandable transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion solution to use in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.

Dr. Alexios Apazidis performs NY surgery center's 1st SpineFrontier discectomy & fusion
Alexios Apazidis, MD, performed a discectomy and fusion with SpineFrontier's A-CIFT SoloFuse. He performed New York City-based Fifth Avenue Surgery Center's first procedure with SpineFrontier technology. A-CIFT SoloFuse is a less exposure surgery technology, allowing an implantation with limited tissue disruption.

Growth in physician-owned ASCs driving lumbar spine fusion market
The lumbar spine fusion market is slated to increase at a 4.9 percent compound annual growth rate between 2017 and 2021, according to a 360 Market Updates report. Various factors are driving demand for lumbar spine fusion surgeries including the increased popularity of physician-owned ASCs.

New Heart of Florida Surgery Center earns AAAHC accreditation
The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care accredited Davenport-based New Heart of Florida Surgery Center. The freestanding center specializes in orthopedics, podiatry, spine, pain management, urology and gastroenterology.

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