Laser Spine Institute’s New Surgery Center Opens in St. Louis

The Greater St. Louis metropolitan area contains more than 1.1 million people with neck or back pain, according to the National Institutes of Health, The Burden of Musculoskeletal Diseases in the United States. Laser Spine Institute’s minimally invasive spine procedures have helped more than 50,000 patients find relief from neck or back pain since the opening of its first ambulatory surgery center (ASC) in 2005.

“We’re excited to expand our presence to the St. Louis area,” said Bill Horne, Chief Executive Officer, Laser Spine Institute. “This is the second new facility we have opened in recent months, which reflects our commitment to providing a high standard of medical and patient-centered care to new populations across the country.”

Laser Spine Institute has made nearly 30 local hires to date to support the St. Louis opening and is actively recruiting for another nine positions, with additional positions expected to open in the coming months. The anticipated incremental economic impact of the new center is more than $32 million to the local community.

The new center features the latest technological advancements and surgical equipment, including three Class C operating rooms, 10 clinic exam rooms, a diagnostic imaging suite, a patient café offering catered breakfast and lunch, flat-screen televisions and complimentary wireless Internet for patients and their Care Partners.

The new St. Louis center is the second of three new facilities opening in the Midwestern United States and comes on the heels of the opening of the company’s location in Cleveland. Together, the three new facilities will increase the number of U.S. residents residing within a 250-mile radius of a Laser Spine Institute center by 50 percent and continue Laser Spine Institute’s mission of providing patients with an effective alternative to traditional open back surgery.

The center is located at 450 N. New Ballas Road in Creve Coeur, Missouri.

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About Laser Spine Institute

Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Laser Spine Institute currently operates six regional surgery centers across the country, in Tampa, Florida; Scottsdale, Arizona; Philadelphia; Oklahoma City; Cleveland and St. Louis. Laser Spine Institute has helped more than 50,000 patients find relief from debilitating neck and back pain caused by spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, pinched nerves, bone spurs, bulging/herniated discs, sciatica and other chronic conditions. More than 97 percent of patients say they would refer a friend or family member to have surgery at Laser Spine Institute. Additionally, Laser Spine Institute has been repeatedly recognized by Voyance Health as a National APEX Quality Award winner for outstanding patient satisfaction and reports an enterprise patient satisfaction rate of more than 96 percent.

Laser Spine Institute has been named a top employer by Modern Healthcare, Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Bay Business Journal, and okc.BIZ and a Most Admired Company by BestCompaniesAZ. Opening in Tampa in 2005 with one operating room and nine employees, Laser Spine Institute now has more than 950 corporate and health care professionals across the country.


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