ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Laser Spine Institute, the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery, is proud to welcome native St. Louisan orthopaedic spine surgeon William O. Reed, Jr., M.D. to its St. Louis location. Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Reed will bring his commitment to helping patients find relief from neck and back pain to one of Laser Spine Institute’s new Midwest ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs).
“Dr. Reed was among the first surgeons to pursue minimally invasive spine surgery and we are proud to have his extensive experience on our team as we open the doors to the St. Louis center,” said Dotty Bollinger, President and Chief Operating Officer, Laser Spine Institute. “Attracting top medical talent who align with our high quality standards of patient care is a key component to Laser Spine Institute’s strategy as we enter new markets, and Dr. Reed perfectly fits with those high standards.”
Prior to performing surgery for Laser Spine Institute, each surgeon is required to complete a fellowship program, which includes intensive training and key learnings about the company’s surgical practices. As part of that process, Dr. Reed will train with surgeons at Laser Spine Institute’s Tampa center, including time spent under Dr. Michael C. Weiss, Chairman, Department of Surgery.
Prior to joining Laser Spine Institute, Dr. Reed practiced in Kansas City and served as a flight surgeon and orthopaedic surgeon for the Air Force. As a pioneer in expanding the use of minimally invasive spine surgical techniques, Dr. Reed introduced the benefits of arthroscopic surgery to the Rapid Deployment Force based at Ft. Bragg in North Carolina in the early 1980s.
Dr. Reed is a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a member of the North American Spine Society, Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Kansas Medical Society and American College of Healthcare Executives.
He received his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He completed his residency and served as a chief resident at Duke University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He also has degrees in Chemistry and Biology from the University of Rochester, and an MBA from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis.
Earlier this year, Laser Spine Institute announced it will offer increased access to its advanced procedures by opening new centers in Cleveland, St. Louis and Cincinnati. The facilities will grow the company’s national reach – increasing the number of U.S. residents residing within a 250-mile radius of a Laser Spine Institute center by 50 percent – and continue its mission of providing patients with an effective alternative to traditional open back surgery.
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About Laser Spine Institute
Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Laser Spine Institute currently operates four regional surgery centers across the country, in Tampa, Florida; Scottsdale, Arizona; Philadelphia; and Oklahoma City. Laser Spine Institute has helped more than 50,000 patients find relief from debilitating neck and back pain caused by spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, pinched nerves, bone spurs, bulging/herniated discs, sciatica and other chronic conditions. More than 97 percent of patients say they would refer a friend or family member to have surgery at Laser Spine Institute. Additionally, Laser Spine Institute has been repeatedly recognized by Voyance Health as a National APEX Quality Award Winner for outstanding patient satisfaction, and reports an enterprise patient satisfaction rate of more than 96 percent.
Laser Spine Institute has been named a top employer by Modern Healthcare, Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Bay Business Journal, Philly.com, okc.BIZ and a Most Admired Company by BestCompaniesAZ. Opening in Tampa in 2005 with one operating room and nine employees, Laser Spine Institute now has more than 850 corporate and health care professionals across the country.