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Source: UCLA Health

Dr. Don Y. Park, a surgeon at the UCI Health Comprehensive Spine Center, recently spoke to Becker’s Spine Review about advances in outpatient spine surgery that he foresees in the next five years.

Awake spine surgery techniques with epidural, spinal and fascial blocks can allow more patients to undergo spine surgery without the need for general anesthesia. This will allow older patients with more medical comorbidities to have endoscopic spine surgery performed in the outpatient setting.

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