Spine Surgeon Dr. Kenneth Pettine to Co-Host Meeting on Ambulatory Spine Surgery

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Leading spine surgeons, ambulatory surgery center experts to gather in Dallas in October

Kenneth Pettine, MD, founder of The Spine Institute and Loveland Surgery Center in Colorado, is pleased to announce an upcoming meeting and cocktail reception supporting spine surgery in an ambulatory surgery center.

The meeting will take place October 25, 2012, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the West End Room at the Omni Hotel in Dallas, Texas. It is hosted by Dr. Pettine and Paradigm Spine. Two panels of nationally recognized spine surgeons and ASC financial experts will discuss a number of topics, including the benefits of spine surgery performed at an ASC, how to build and operate a successful ASC, education on insurance approval for spine surgeries at an ASC, current research and advanced technology.

The panelists scheduled to speak are as follows: Dr. Kenneth Pettine; Dr. Donald Johnson II, founder of Southeastern Spine Institute in South Carolina; Dr. John Peloza, founder of Center for Spine Care in Dallas; Dr. Alan Villavicencio, founder of Minimally Invasive Spine Institute in Colorado; Kenneth Hancock, president of Meridian Surgical Partners; Jeff Leland, CEO of Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners; Marc Viscogliosi, CEO of Paradigm Spine; and Robin Young, founder of Pearl Diver.

"I am very pleased to host this symposium. It will bring together some of the most prolific spine surgeons and ASC experts to discuss quality and financial topics on outpatient spine surgery," said Dr. Pettine. "Attendees will come away with a greater understanding of the clinical and economic benefits for patients, payers and surgeons when spine surgery is performed at an ASC."

The symposium's main sponsor is Access MediQuip, with additional support provided by Meridian Surgical Partners and Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners.

To learn more about the meeting and RSVP, contact Kay Roberts at (970) 286-1329 or kroberts@spinerevolution.com.

Note: This symposium is not part of the official program as planned by the NASS Annual Meeting Program Committee.

About Dr. Kenneth Pettine
Kenneth Pettine, MD, is founder of The Spine Institute and Loveland Surgery Center in Colorado, and co-founder of the Society for Ambulatory Spine Surgery. He has an extensive background in spinal surgery, research and rehabilitation; is co-inventor and co-designer of the Maverick artificial disc, a disc replacement device for the low back; and is co-inventor of the Prestige cervical artificial disc. He is the principal investigator for a dozen FDA studies involving non-fusion spine technology. http://www.spinerevolution.com

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