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Dr. Frank Phillips, a minimally invasive spine surgeon, was an author of a paper that recently won an NASS Best Paper award.
Dr. Frank Phillips, Co-Director, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Minimally Invasive Spine Institute and Director, Division of Spine Surgery for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center, was featured in Becker's Spine Review discussing the future of spine surgery.
In a recent issue of Becker's Spine Review, Dr. Frank Phillips, director of the division of spine surgery at Rush University Medical Center and co-founder of the Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Minimally Invasive Spine Institute, talks about the current state of minimally invasive spine surgery and its future, including outpatient ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) and bundled payments or package pricing.
Dr. Frank Phillips, co-director of the MOR Minimally Invasive Spine Institute, conducted a study on return to play after spinal fusion that was recently published in SportsHealth. Dr. Phillips found that more than 50 percent of golfers return to play within one year of lumbar fusion surgery and some were even sooner. In general, most golfers returned to preoperative levels of performance (handicap) and frequency of play.