Here are six developments in the outpatient spine space so far in 2023:
1. The Center for Pain Management has acquired Indiana Spine & Pain Institute.
2. TriasMD, Newport Beach, Calif.-based DISC Sports and Spine's parent company, acquired Gateway Surgery Center in Santa Clarita, Calif. for the practice's ASC network.
3. Spine surgeon Lauren Matteini, MD, performed Illinois' first outpatient anterior-to-psoas lumbar spinal fusion.
4. Newport Beach, Calif.-based DISC Surgery Center inked a new contract with Blue Shield of California. The new contract will cover minmally invasive procedures including artficial disc replacement and other complex spine surgeries for Blue Shield members.
5. InSpan, an interspinous-interlaminar fixation device, has been implanted in thousands of degenerative spine disease patients since its FDA clearance in 2010 and has now been granted a patent for its interspinous technique and instruments designed for treating spinal stenosis and fusion in ASCs.
6. DISC Surgery Center at Newport Beach (Calif.) was recognized by the Validation Institute for its complex spine outcomes.