Experts in Managed Costs
Excellent Physician Knowledge Key to Cost Savings
Our physicians are experts in work-related injuries and spine procedures available to reduce the medical risks, rehab duration, and costs associated with invasive treatment options. We recognize the key to cost management is getting the diagnosis right the first time and providing surgical options which dramatically reduce operative and recovery costs. This experience helps insure the correct surgery is done the first time.
Our expertise includes careful evaluation of injury causation, timely turnaround of IME reports (within 24 hours of office visit), and providing the latest in cost-effective treatment options. We provide a “quick report” at the time of evaluation to improve communication.
Commitment to Both Patients and the Work-Related Injury Community
Our experts in work-related injuries and spine treatments available to reduce rehab duration, and costs associated with invasive treatment options. We recognize the key to cost management is getting the diagnosis right the first time and providing treatment options which dramatically reduce operative and recovery costs. This experience helps insure the correct surgery is done the first time.
Nurse case managers and adjusters representing these clients can count on us to share knowledge promptly in a spirit of cooperation to provide top-quality care for our patients while also managing the potentially staggering expenses of work-related injuries.
Proven Return-To-Work Strategies
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery for the Injured Worker
Minimally invasive spine surgery is an approach in which special surgical instruments are used to see inside the body and perform surgery without the need for a large incision. Although there are risks associated with any type of surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery offers several advantages over traditional open surgery approaches.
The advantages of minimally invasive spine surgery include:
- Less muscle injury
- Less blood loss
- Less post-operative pain
- Faster rehabilitation
- Smaller scar
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster return to work
Not all types of spine surgery can be performed using a minimally invasive technique, and minimally invasive spine surgery is not recommended for everyone. If your doctor has recommended spine surgery, ask whether minimally invasive spine surgery may be right for injured workers.
Aggressive Rehabilitation Strategies
We performed multiple biomechanical studies on various types of spinal instrumentation and presented his results at international meetings. This expertise allows him to place the strongest possible instrumentation constructs in his spinal procedures. The end result is most patients do not require pre or post-operative bracing. This can speed up recovery periods by 50% by minimizing post-operative muscle stiffness and weakness.