It's a new story but an old story too: For-profit spine surgery centers recruit patients with promises of relieving their long-standing back pain with tiny cuts and high-tech lasers. Then comes a string of malpractice lawsuits from patients crippled by the surgery. Then the journalists mount the evidence: Big profits, many operations, little scrutiny from state or federal health regulators, and no evidence the high-tech stuff even works.
Bloomberg News just published this expose of malpractice issues at the Laser Spine Institute, which has surgery centers in Philadelphia, Tampa, Scottsdale and Oklahoma City.
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