Laser Spine Institute Officially Opens Doors to New Cleveland Ambulatory Surgery Center

New center provides greater access to minimally invasive spine care; adds nearly 50 jobs to Cleveland community

CLEVELAND--()--Laser Spine Institute, the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery, opened the doors today to its new facility in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. The Cleveland region contains more than one million people with neck and back pain, according to the National Institutes of Health, The Burden of Musculoskeletal Diseases in the United States. The new center will address this need by providing greater access to minimally invasive spine care procedures throughout the surrounding region.

“We’re excited to be here and serve the Cleveland community,” said Dotty Bollinger, President and Chief Operating Officer, Laser Spine Institute. “Neck and back pain is a major medical problem in the U.S. At some point in time, more than 80 percent of the population will suffer from this condition, and it’s the single largest reason for patient visits to physician offices and hospitals every year. As we were planning to grow our reach to be more accessible for patients, we looked at existing need, and Cleveland rose to the top.”

Laser Spine Institute hired orthopedic spine surgeon, Jeffrey F. Shall, M.D., to perform minimally invasive surgeries at the Cleveland location. Board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Shall was selected for his commitment to helping patients find relief from neck and back pain through minimally invasive approaches. Dr. Shall is widely recognized for his early adoption of minimally invasive stabilization surgery, a technique he mastered through years of training.

Laser Spine Institute has made more than 30 local hires to date to support the Cleveland opening and expects the total employees hired to near 50 by May 2015. The anticipated incremental economic impact of the new center is more than $37 million to the local community.

The new Cleveland center is the first of three facilities opening in the Midwestern United States in the coming months. Together, these facilities will increase the number of U.S. residents residing within a 250-mile radius of a Laser Spine Institute center by 50 percent — and continue Laser Spine Institute’s mission of providing patients with an effective alternative to traditional open back surgery.

The center is located at 300 Allen Bradley Drive, Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

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About Laser Spine Institute

Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Laser Spine Institute currently operates five regional surgery centers across the country, in Tampa, Florida; Scottsdale, Arizona; Philadelphia; Oklahoma City; and Cleveland. Laser Spine Institute has helped nearly 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, and 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.


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Release Summary

Laser Spine Institute, the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery, opened the doors today to its new facility in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland.


Lara Blosser, 407-377-6651