Workers' Compensation Discussion Forums
BEWARE spinal laser surgery and Outpatient Surgery Centers - Printable Version

+- Workers' Compensation Discussion Forums (https://www.workerscompensation.com/forums/general)
+-- Forum: Category (https://www.workerscompensation.com/forums/general/forumdisplay.php?fid=3)
+--- Forum: Injured Worker Forum (https://www.workerscompensation.com/forums/general/forumdisplay.php?fid=4)
+--- Thread: BEWARE spinal laser surgery and Outpatient Surgery Centers (/showthread.php?tid=12180)



BEWARE spinal laser surgery and Outpatient Surgery Centers - 1171 - 05-05-2011

University of Michigan studies show that many of these two types of medical practices are primarily owned by physician investors.

"Looking at five common procedures at Florida surgery centers, they found that once doctors became investors, the number of surgeries they performed increased by 87 percent."

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-04/laser-spine-surgery-more-profitable-than-google-sees-surge-in-complaints.html



RE: BEWARE spinal laser surgery and Outpatient Surgery Centers - Cervical_Fusion - 05-05-2011

Supriseing you would mention Florida, I am in Ohio and my Ortho Surgeon here is an investor in a one of those spine surgical centers down there. What a suprise that you would mention that state.


RE: BEWARE spinal laser surgery and Outpatient Surgery Centers - 1171 - 05-05-2011

(05-05-2011, 02:25 PM)Cervical_Fusion Wrote: Supriseing you would mention Florida, I am in Ohio and my Ortho Surgeon here is an investor in a one of those spine surgical centers down there. What a suprise that you would mention that state.

just re-emphasizing that medicine is a business and many medical procedures are more about the doctor then the patient.
those who are in pain and desperate for relief are the easiest to con.
quakery is one of the oldest frauds on earth--just newer technology these days.




RE: BEWARE spinal laser surgery and Outpatient Surgery Centers - jayne - 05-05-2011

while we are becoming more and more dependant on narcs.....oh and fiber