Minimally Invasive Spine Institute Opens Ambulatory Surgery Center, Outpatient Clinic at its Health Campus in Dallas

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Center features four operating rooms, one minor procedure room and 16 private recovery areas in an inviting, spa-like environment.

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The opening of this center brings us one step closer to our vision of a comprehensive health and technology campus serving the region and the world.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for April 14 at the MISI Surgery Center marks the ceremonial opening of the free-standing ambulatory surgery center and outpatient clinic located at Minimally Invasive Spine Institute Health Campus – Dallas. When the center is fully open later this month, it will offer convenient community access to outpatient spine surgery and other procedures that don’t require an inpatient stay.

“We’re pleased to partner with area physicians to bring state-of-the-art outpatient surgical services to this campus,” states Patricia Porras, CEO of MISI, LLC. “The opening of this center brings us one step closer to our vision of a comprehensive health and technology campus serving the region and the world. We are the first facility of our kind in Texas, a single-specialty surgical facility utilizing the latest in laser surgical technology. The center is purposed to mirror an inviting, spa-like environment, taking a holistic approach to healthcare. Having the whole continuum of spine care available in one location creates a much better experience for people in pain looking for healing.”

The 48,000-square-foot center features four operating rooms and one minor procedure room. The facility is the first of its kind to provide a full spectrum of treatment options, from physical therapy to surgical intervention. The design of the center maximizes staff efficiency while increasing patient privacy and convenience. The center features 16 recovery areas (all of which are private rooms) and wireless Internet access so that patients and family members can stay connected to their lives while at the center. Additional conveniences are at-the-door parking and a comfortable waiting area with bistro service.

“It’s not often that surgeons have the opportunity to practice at a brand new facility built with our needs in mind,” says Dr. Michael Rimlawi, co-chair of the MISI Surgery Center Board of Directors. “The technologies available in this center, including high-definition monitors and audiovisual integration in the operating suites, are state-of-the-art and will ultimately enhance the surgical experience.”

The surgery center is undergoing a phased opening with self-pay patients being accepted currently. Near the end of this month the center will begin accepting private insurance patients, and the center will fully open to all patients later this summer. Once fully open, the center will provide advanced spine care and ancillary services.

According to Dr. Douglas Won, co-chair of the department of surgery, the new operating rooms (ORs) have all the bells and whistles. Today, that essentially means state-of-the-art imaging and endoscopic laser technology. “Whether you are in a community hospital or an academic medical center, surgery increasingly means outpatient surgery—and specifically minimally invasive surgery,” Dr. Won said. “This requires sophisticated imaging technology, to which our new facility has purchased advanced MRI technology capable of delivering the highest resolution images.”

It is managed by Clarity Development, a firm specializing in the development of ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals.

About MISI
The Minimally Invasive Spine Institute (MISI) is one of the most advanced diagnostic
and treatment facilities for back/neck pain and spinal disorders in the United States,
specializing in state-of-the-art minimally invasive laser procedures.

The first in Texas to perform camera-assisted laser spine surgery with an incision
as small as 3 mm, MISI advises multiple international spine technology companies
and has helped design many groundbreaking tools for the spine surgery industry.


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