Carrillo Surgery Center (Santa Barbara, Calif.). Carrillo Surgery Center was founded in 2005 by Alan Moelleken, MD, who also founded and chairs the Tri-County Spine and Orthopedic Conference. There are several procedures performed at the two-OR facility, including lower extremity surgeries, general orthopedic procedures and interventional pain management. Surgeons also perform more unique procedures in the outpatient setting, including total knee replacements, minimally invasive posterior spinal fusions with posterior/transforaminal lumbar interbody fusions, sacroiliac joint fusions and cervical artificial disc replacements. Carrillo Surgery Center is accredited to keep patients for 23 hour stays, which allows for some of the more complex procedures.
Cedar Park (Texas) Surgery Center. Physicians at Cedar Park Surgery Center perform orthopedic, spine, pain management and general surgery procedures, as well as urology and gynecology. The surgery center was opened in 2011 and includes five operating rooms and medical office space. The 10,000-square-foot facility selected Arise Healthcare as its operating partner. At the surgery center, physicians can perform minimally invasive spine stabilization, advanced biologics in spinal reconstruction, artificial disc replacement, degenerative scoliosis surgery, rotator cuff repair, Bankart procedure and hip and knee replacements.
Citrus Park Surgery Center (Tampa, Fla.). This two-OR center covers spine and orthopedic surgery as well as pain management and plastic surgery. One of this center's surgeons, Robert Nucci, MD, is founder of the Nucci Spine and Orthopedic Institute in Tampa. Dr. Nucci focuses on minimally invasive outpatient lumbar fusions and multi-level outpatient cervical disc replacements. He was among the first physician to actively employ Bio-Plex in his surgeries, a standard that is now used in a wide range of orthopedic surgeries.
D.I.S.C. Sports and Spine Center (Marina del Rey, Calif.). This center, opened in 2007, features 20 physicians, including seven spine surgeons and eight orthopedic surgeons. The spine surgeons are able to perform total disc replacement. DISC recently opened a second surgery center in Newport Beach, Calif. DISC is the official medical services provider for the U.S. Olympic Team and the official sports and spine center for the United States Olympic Team, Red Bull America athletes and Los Angeles Kings. It is accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care.
Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery (Dallas). Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery was opened in fall 2011. The 9,255-square-foot surgery center includes two operating rooms and one procedure room. It was designed for surgeons to perform minimally invasive spine surgery and includes the O-arm Spine Surgical Imaging system with StealthStation Navigation. Minimally invasive discectomies, decompressions, cervical disc replacement and percutaneous lumbar fusions are performed at the ASC. Surgeons partnered with Meridian Surgical Partners to construct the center. It is a member of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.
Loveland Surgery Center (Loveland, Colo.). Loveland hosts about 3,400 orthopedic, spine, pain management and ENT procedures annually. It has seven physician-owners. The center's spine program was an early adopter of the level-three Prestige cervical disc replacement, the Coflex device, the multi-level NeoDisc replacement and the Dynamic Stabilization System for a posterior lumbar fusion, according to Sue Sumpter, administrator of the center. Loveland Surgery holds a convalescent license, allowing it to cover more complex surgeries. The surgery center is accredited by The Joint Commission.
Southeastern Spine Institute Ambulatory Surgery Center (Mount Pleasant, S.C.). Southeastern Spine Institute Ambulatory Surgery Center is South Carolina's only ASC dedicated specifically to spine health. The facility was designed by Don Johnson, MD, and Steve Poletti, MD, to address patients with spine-specific issues, including total disc replacement. Dr. Poletti and Dr. Johnson were among the first to perform artificial disc replacement in South Carolina. In addition to outpatient surgery, Southwest Spine Institute includes imaging, fluoroscopy and physical therapy. The surgery center is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care and Medicare-certified.
Surgery Center of Reno (Nev.). Surgery Center of Reno President and Chairman of the Board of Directors James Lynch, MD, was among the first spine surgeons in the region to perform artificial disc replacement for both lumbar and cervical spine procedures. The surgery center includes five operating rooms and two procedure rooms with the ability to accommodate for 23-hour stays. It consists of physician partners who have majority ownership, Saint Mary's Hospital in Reno and managing partner Regent Surgical Health. The surgery center includes orthopedics, pain management, general surgery and bariatric surgery, among other procedures.
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