Leaders in Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery Open New Facility in the Greater Philadelphia Area

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 General News
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PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 10 After helping thousands of patients get their lives back through minimally invasive endoscopic spinal surgery at their facilities in Tampa and Scottsdale, the Laser Spine Institute announces the opening of a new medical center in Philadelphia. In the last four years, more than 1,000 residents of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and New York have traveled to LSI to gain relief from their debilitating back and neck pain. LSI is now able to provide innovative spinal procedures to meet the overwhelming demand from residents of the Northeast with the new Pennsylvania facility. The surgery center offers two comfortable patient lounge areas, four examination rooms, an open and revitalizing pre-op and post-op space and two state-of-the-art operating rooms with the most technologically advanced equipment available. Situated in suburban Philadelphia between Valley Forge and King of Prussia, the location takes advantage of the beautiful seasons of eastern Pennsylvania.

Jimmy St. Louis, VP of enterprise integration and development, notes, "Throughout the opening of our new facility, it was recognized that the greater Philadelphia area is a mature, professional, progressive, and quality conscious environment. We are proud to be able to share and add to this impressive atmosphere."

The LSI team is revolutionizing the landscape of endoscopic spinal surgery, drastically reducing the time it takes for patients to get back to doing the things they love, whether it's outdoor activities or simply bending down to hug a child or grandchild. The company performs more procedures each month than any spine surgery provider in the world.

With an incision measuring less than one inch, the team of medical professionals led by Dr. Vernon Morris can now treat a variety of back and neck ailments from degenerative disk disease and spinal stenosis, to herniated discs and spinal arthritis. Morris is a Pennsylvania native and renowned physician with 28 years of orthopedic and minimally invasive surgery experience who will now act as surgical and medical director.

The staff at LSI, Philadelphia is proud to bring the cohesive, patient-centric care, including heightened personal service that is a signature of LSI to the new facility.

Former LSI patient and Holland, Pa. resident Norman Sharp declares, "It has been a year since my surgery at LSI, and the pain down my leg is gone and my overall quality of life and health is greatly improved! I want to thank the staff for their professionalism, especially Dr. Morris and his team."

At the recent facility opening and ribbon cutting, CEO Bill Horne explained, "On several occasions, patients suffering from chronic back and neck pain have expressed concern regarding traveling long distances, which often involves being in confined positions for an extended period of time and sometimes exacerbates existing pain. In response to this consideration, coupled with the general growing demand for our minimally invasive procedures, we are making our services more geographically accessible with the opening of Laser Spine Institute in the greater Philadelphia area. We give people their lives back every day and plan to continue this commitment in the Northeast."

Potential candidates with back and neck pain can visit www.laserspineinstitute.com/pr or call toll free 1-866-761-5084 for more information on outpatient, minimally invasive spinal surgery and upcoming seminars in cities across the United States and Canada.

About Laser Spine Institute: Laser Spine Institute offers a successful alternative to traditional open back and neck surgeries. The orthopedic surgeons at LSI can treat painful ailments with endoscopic outpatient procedures. Chronic pain that stems from pinched nerves, herniated discs, bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, foraminal stenosis, spinal arthritis, bone spurs, scar tissue and failed open back or neck surgery can be alleviated with Laser Spine Institute's minimally invasive approach.

SOURCE Laser Spine Institute

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