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  • Dr. Francis Gamache Jr., MD, of the Hospital for Special Surgery conducted a 14-month study involving 240 patients with neck and back conditions seeking a second opinion on a spine problem that may require surgery. Of that number, “155 (65 percent) came for a second, third, or fourth surgical opinion following an earlier opinion from a surgeon who recommended an operation.” If you’re unclear as to what constitutes a second opinion, learn what they are and how to as for them in order to make an informed health decision before spine surgery.

  • Augmented reality technology is helping surgeons perform minimally invasive spine surgery safer, quicker, and more efficiently. It's also FDA approved for use.

  • Each year, approximately 34,000 patients suffering from chronic back pain receive spinal stimulator implants. Now, new technology makes it possible for those suffering from back and spine problems to use an implanted stimulation device to manage their pain.

  • If your back surgeon recommends surgery as your best treatment option, here are five questions you can ask to make sure you can make a clear decision.

  • The NuVasive LessRay platform reduces radiation exposure for surgeons and patients in hospital operating rooms, especially in invasive spine procedures.

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