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Top 20 surgical centers for spine surgery

In the past couple of years, CMS has removed around 300 musculoskeletal procedures from the inpatient-only list. This means these procedures can now happen in surgical centers, which typically have a lower spine surgery cost.

Several factors have contributed to this change. The rise of minimally invasive surgical techniques played a significant role in initiating this shift to ambulatory surgical centers. Additionally, advancements in anesthesia and post-operative pain management have made it possible to perform major joint and spinal surgery in surgical centers.

For this Healthcare Insight, we take a look at the top surgery centers for spine surgery. We’ve compiled a ranked list, pulled from our SurgeryCenterView product, of the 20 surgery centers in where the most total spine surgery procedures were performed in 2022.

Top 20 surgery centers for spine surgery

RankAmbulatory surgery centerCityState% of spine surgery procedures in U.S. in 2022Explore dataset
1Mayfield Spine Surgery Center (FKA Christ Hospital Spine Surgery Center)CincinnatiOH3.2%Explore
2Summit Orthopedics - Eagan Surgery CenterEaganMN1.9%Explore
3SurgCenter of Palm Beach GardensPalm Beach GardensFL1.7%Explore
4Swaid Clinic Neurological and Spine SurgeryVestavia HillsAL1.5%Explore
5Carolina Center for Specialty SurgeryCharlotteNC1.3%Explore
6Advanced Surgical Care (FKA the Pediatric Surgery Center at River Oaks)FlowoodMS1.3%Explore
7DISC Surgery Center at Newport BeachNewport BeachCA1.2%Explore
8Precision Ambulatory Surgery CenterBeverly HillsCA1.1%Explore
9Advanced Spine Center of WisconsinNeenahWI1.1%Explore
10Spine Surgery Center of Eugene LLCEugeneOR1.1%Explore
11Madison Outpatient Surgery Center (AKA Flowood Surgery Center)FlowoodMS1.1%Explore
12Proliance Surgery Center at Valley (FKA Proliance Orthopedic Associates Surgery Center)RentonWA1.0%Explore
13Wisconsin Specialty Surgery CenterKenoshaWI0.9%Explore
14Cascade Surgicenter LLCBendOR0.9%Explore
15Georgia Spine Surgery Center (AKA GNS Surgery Center)AthensGA0.8%Explore
16Lake Worth Surgical CenterLake WorthFL0.8%Explore
17Greensboro Specialty Surgical Center (FKA HealthSouth)GreensboroNC0.8%Explore
18Southern Illinois Orthopedic CenterHerrinIL0.8%Explore
19Orthopaedic & Spine Center of Southern ColoradoColorado SpringsCO0.7%Explore
20Advocate Surgery Center - LibertyvilleLibertyvilleIL0.7%Explore

Fig. 1. Data is from the Definitive Healthcare Atlas All-Payor Claims Dataset for the calendar year 2022. Claims data is sourced from multiple medical claims clearinghouses in the United States and is updated monthly. Accessed May 2023.

What are the top surgical centers in the U.S. for spine surgery procedures?

Mayfield Spine Surgery Center, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, holds the top position, conducting 3.2% of all spine surgery procedures at surgical centers in 2022. This specialized center focuses solely on outpatient spine surgery and pain management.

Following closely are two other prominent surgical centers: Summit Orthopedics – Eagan Surgery Center in Eagan, Minnesota, representing 1.9% of total spine surgeries at surgical centers, and SurgCenter of Palm Beach Gardens in Florida, with a share of 1.75% of spine surgery procedures performed at surgical centers.

What is minimally invasive spine surgery?

Minimally invasive spine surgery is a surgical technique aimed at treating spinal conditions with minimal disruption to the surrounding tissues. It involves using advanced technology and specialized instruments to access the spine through small incisions.

Spine surgeries are often performed in specialized ambulatory surgical centers or hospitals equipped with the necessary infrastructure and resources to ensure safe and effective procedures.

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