Forecasting what’s next in outpatient spine procedures

August 08, 2023

IN THE NEWS: Outpatient surgery is beneficial for patients because, among other things, it enables at-home recovery. But moving procedures into ambulatory centers takes time.

becker's spine review black and burgundy letters on white backgroundBecker’s Spine Review spoke to UCI Health spine surgeon Dr. Sohaib Z. Hashmi about which procedures might be done on an outpatient basis next.

“Prone transpsoas (PTP) lateral interbody fusion is most likely to have a larger footprint in ambulatory surgery centers (ASC). Single-level PTP procedures are currently performed in ASC settings, however, there are several factors why there will be an even greater shift of PTP to the outpatient setting… PTP will prove to be a safe and effective surgical option for patients at ASCs, offering the benefits of a minimally invasive approach, shorter recovery time and reduced healthcare costs compared to traditional hospital-based procedures.”

Hashmi is the director of Spine Trauma at the UCI Health Comprehensive Spine Program and an assistant professor of orthopedic and neurological surgery at the UCI School of Medicine. He specializes in the management of cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral spine disorders. He is the author or co-author of more than 40 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters.

Hashmi’s clinical interests include degenerative diseases of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, scoliosis, flatback syndrome, disc herniation and replacement, spinal stenosis, infections of the spine, traumatic spine injuries, athletic injuries, complex revision spine surgery and reconstructive spine surgery.

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