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“Laser Spine Institute, the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery, has helped more than 50,000 patients who suffer from neck or back pain achieve a better quality of life since 2005. Laser Spine Institute's minimally invasive procedures are an effective alternative to open neck or back surgery due to advantages cited by the peer-reviewed Spine Journal.

“From our health care staff, who personally interact with patients on a daily basis, to our corporate employees, who diligently labor behind the scenes in each of our surgery centers across the country, we embrace a culture that drives quality care for our patients. Because of our relentless focus on patient care, Laser Spine Institute’s facilities have earned certification as a best-in-class provider by the demanding Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC). Each month, more people come to Laser Spine Institute to relieve their neck and back pain than to any other spine surgery provider in the nation.

“To achieve such recognition and success, Laser Spine Institute employs a best-in-class workforce and trains our patient-facing staff members daily and extensively on procedures and protocols to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements. The overwhelming response to Laser Spine Institute’s approach to care has been unmistakably positive, with 97 percent of patients willing to refer us to family and friends.”

—Laser Spine Institute


“Get the FACTS” is a resource for addressing the most common questions related to Laser Spine Institute’s premier standards for patient-centered care and the strict selection process for minimally invasive spine surgery.


About Laser Spine Institute

As the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery, our top priority is to help patients achieve a better quality of life. Laser Spine Institute’s approach to patient-centered care provides relief for patients without the complications or high cost of traditional open neck or back surgery.

Minimally invasive spine surgery involves a less than 1-inch incision and avoids the significant damage to the muscles surrounding the spine created by open neck or back surgery. In most cases, this results in less pain after surgery and a faster recovery. Peer-reviewed Journal of Spine has cited the following advantages of minimally invasive spine surgery over open spine surgery: less blood loss, less need for blood transfusions, shorter hospital stays and less postoperative pain. Both Journal of Orthopaedics and Spine Journal have reported the extraordinary success and low complication rates Laser Spine Institute has delivered in our minimally invasive spine surgeries and conclude it is a safe and effective option for patients.

As a result of our commitment to quality, the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC) has recognized Laser Spine Institute surgery centers as providers of the highest level of patient care. AAAHC accreditation is specifically for organizations that provide diagnostic or medical care on an outpatient basis and implies a commitment to continual self-evaluation and improvement. Additionally, the recognition signals that a facility meets or exceeds the standards and regulations required for licensure. To earn accreditation, Laser Spine Institute underwent a voluntary and extensive self-assessment of our processes, policies and procedures and a rigorous on-site, six-day survey by the AAAHC.

Part of Laser Spine Institute’s commitment to providing the finest outpatient care is a rigorous selection process designed to ensure that only appropriate candidates receive surgery. Laser Spine Institute works carefully to identify patients with the greatest chance of having their condition improved. For every 100 persons who inquire about a possible surgical procedure at Laser Spine Institute, only about 6% – 7% meet the requirements for surgery. In addition, Laser Spine Institute recognizes that the impact of surgery goes beyond our patients and includes their family, so we diligently work to ensure everyone has a positive and comfortable experience.

For more information about Laser Spine Institute and our ability to provide exceptional patient experiences, please reference the FACTS below.


The facts about Laser Spine Institute

Premier standards of care


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Accreditation

Laser Spine Institute's locations in Florida, Arizona, Pennsylvania and Oklahoma are recognized as providers of the highest level of patient care by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC). Our new facilities in Ohio and Missouri are currently in the process of seeking the distinction as well.

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Surgeons

Laser Spine Institute hires industry-leading neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons. They are uniquely trained through a Laser Spine Institute fellowship, which builds on required university testing and residency programs.

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Spine Care Consultants

Prior to deciding whether to undergo surgery, patients are assigned a Spine Care Consultant who walks them through the entire surgery experience from initial consultation through recovery.

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Patient needs

Laser Spine Institute follows a streamlined, patient-centered approach to health care to ensure each patient's and family member’s specific needs are considered.

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Careful post-procedure patient monitoring

Laser Spine Institute has a strict post-procedure policy that mandates a patient may only be discharged into the hands of a designated Care Partner. Once released, the patient and Care Partner can use the toll-free SPINE LINE, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to speak with a nurse about questions and concerns related to recovery. In addition, Laser Spine Institute conducts follow-up conversations with all patients at 1-, 2-, 6- and 12-week intervals after surgery. Each patient has individual circumstances that require specific answers and management, and they are encouraged to return to their local Laser Spine Institute clinic or primary care provider for a postoperative check-up. If this is not possible due to travel, registered nurses are available for questions.

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97% patient recommendation

Laser Spine Institute boasts a high recommendation rate, with 97 percent of our patients reporting they would refer Laser Spine Institute to a friend or family member.

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Return to work

Laser Spine Institute's surgical approach is minimally invasive and 90% of patients report returning to work within 3 months of surgery.



Strict surgery selection process


FACT:
Patient consultations

Laser Spine Institute has a rigorous medical screening process to determine if patients are candidates for surgery. As a result, we perform surgery on only about 6% – 7% of patients who contact us.

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Treatment options

During consultations, Laser Spine Institute informs patients of a range of options, both from Laser Spine Institute and other care providers. Minimally invasive spine surgery may not be an option for everyone based on their diagnosis.




Disclaimer

Individual spine conditions, treatment and recovery times may vary. Each patient’s experience with minimally invasive spine surgery will differ. All surgical procedures involve some level of risk. If directed to pursue surgery by your physician, prompt action is advised, as waiting may reduce the efficacy of surgical treatment. Some patients may require an experience that exceeds five days and others may require as few as four days. Patients may be required to rest 48 hours post-surgery. Should the patient be given a surgical order for a stabilization, additional time might be needed prior to the procedure for insurance authorization purposes. Postoperative instructions vary from patient to patient. Follow your doctor’s advice. These procedures are reserved for those patients medically cleared and scheduled for minimally invasive treatment. Paid endorsements for Laser Spine Institute may not be for typical results. Laser Spine Institute requires each surgeon to complete an extensive Laser Spine Institute training program. MRI reviews are preliminary, and some patients’ individual medical conditions may require additional testing that Laser Spine Institute will facilitate through a third-party service provider. Diagnostic procedures in Philadelphia and Oklahoma City are facilitated by Laser Spine Institute through a third-party provider. Medicaid currently not accepted.