Marathoner Regains Ability to Compete After Life-Changing Spine Procedure

 When Beth Sanden found Dr. Burak Ozgur, Director for the Hoag Spine Center, she was losing hope. After visiting 5 other doctors, she wasn’t sure anyone would be able to help her back injury. “She went in and had a consultation. I didn’t get to be there, but when she came home, she was radiant,” … Read More
Published On: May 31, 2023

Ophthalmologist Appreciates Spine Surgeon Who Keeps an Eye on Details

Hoag Ophthalmologist Robert Jones, M.D., hadn’t slept well in more than four years. Leg pain and foot cramping kept him awake. He’d also had back pain for decades. But the neurologists and other physicians he had seen over the years didn’t seem to pay attention to the details that troubled Dr. Jones most. In 2018, … Read More
Published On: May 26, 2023
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Hoag Spine Center First to Offer EOSedge™ for Spine Imaging

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (May 24, 2023) – Hoag Spine Center has become the first in Orange County to adopt the EOSedge System, a cutting-edge technology that combines multiple imaging techniques to better diagnose and treat back pain in adults. The EOS imaging technology combines X-ray, low dose radiation modulation, and an innovative open cabin design … Read More
Published On: May 24, 2023
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Hoag Spine Center Adds EOSedge Spinal Imaging System

Hoag Spine Center in Newport Beach, Calif. is the first in Orange County to install the EOSedge system for spine imaging, according to a May 24 news release. The EOS imaging system combines x-ray, low-dose radiation and an open design to take high resolution images. It uses Flex Dose technology to modulate radiation exposure and is designed … Read More
Published On: May 24, 2023

Patient Recruits Spine Surgeon to Join Her in Huntington Beach Race

Beth Sanden has completed marathons on all seven continents. And the North Pole. And Antarctica. But her role as a coach can be just as rewarding. In fact, she has convinced her spine surgeon to walk the Huntington Beach Doggy Dash Cause for Paws 5K with her on Saturday morning. Not only will Dr. Burak Ozgur, a … Read More
Published On: May 11, 2023

How the Pandemic Has Affected Spine Surgeons 3 Years Later

Three years after COVID-19 was deemed a global pandemic, some spine practices have made permanent the changes they had to implement. Here’s how five spine surgeons are looking back at the early months of the pandemic. Question: It has been more than three years since the WHO declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. What is an … Read More
Published On: March 23, 2023
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How 5 Spine Surgeons Serve Their Communities

Spine surgeons often spend time volunteering within their communities to provide medical care and for other causes. Five spine surgeons told Becker’s how they serve others outside of work. Question: What volunteer work are you involved with this year? Brian Fiani, DO. Mendelson Kornblum Orthopedic & Spine Specialists (Livonia, Mich.): I am establishing a charitable organization for spinal … Read More
Published On: March 16, 2023

Healthcare Workers, Here’s What Spine Surgeons Want You to Know About the Job

Like all specialties, spine surgery is unique and has its own set of rules and guidelines. Here are the things spine surgeons wish other healthcare professionals knew about the profession: Question: What’s something you wish non-spine surgeon colleagues in healthcare understood about your job? Brian Fiani, DO. Mendelson Kornblum Orthopedic & Spine Specialists (Livonia, Mich.): I … Read More
Published On: March 9, 2023

The Issues Spine Surgeons are Advocating for Outside of the Operating Room

Many spine surgeons do work to push for awareness and advocacy for their colleagues and patients. Ten spine surgeons told Becker’s about the issues that matter to them. Question: What areas of advocacy are you involved with for surgeon and patient concerns? Are there any issues you wish more spine surgeons would engage with? Brian Fiani, DO. … Read More
Published On: March 2, 2023

What’s Next for SI Joint Fusion? 8 Spine Surgeon Insights

Sacroiliac joint fusion continues to develop with new technology and recognition from payers. Here is how eight spine surgeons expect the procedure to develop in the near future. Question: What developments do you think will come next for sacroiliac joint fusion in 2023? Brian Fiani, DO. Mendelson Kornblum Orthopedic & Spine Specialists (Livonia, Mich.): The future is bright … Read More
Published On: February 16, 2023