The best Spine surgeons from China and Taiwan met for a summer seminar which included top surgeons who have interest in Dr. Hynes's OLIF procedure. It was a great collaborative educational session with exchange of Ideas and surgical methods to improve the outcomes of spine surgery for patients. This was a special meeting with world renowned and famous surgeons including Dr. Lenke from Columbia University; one of, if not, the most well respected scoliosis surgeon in the world. Two of the most well known and experienced spine surgeons from France - Dr. Duboussett and Dr. Assaker - gave outstanding lectures and education and taught us some incredible surgical principles.
Shanghai is about only 600 miles from the capital city of North Korea and the largest population over 40 million people within a cosmopolitan area.
Dr. Hynes tries out the famous Memphis barbecued spaghetti during recent research trip. Memphis is the "City of Craftsman" and the home of the largest medical device company in the world.
A top neurosurgeon from Georgia visited Holmes to see Dr. Hynes and Dr. Wasselle perform OLIF procedure that they developed here in Melbourne.
Professor Ohtori and Orita from Chiba University in Japan came to visit and learn more about OLIF
Bonnie has gone though heck and back to get where she is!
Bonnie has gone though heck and back to get where she is! She is a strong and courageous patient who has made her way through the maze of complex spine deformity correction. She is also very thoughtful and kind to give Dr Hynes this doctor snowman with a very sweet personal message engraved on bottom!
“OLIF Technique Complication Avoidance and Case Points”
“OLIF Technique Complication Avoidance and Case Points” from the 3rd Annual Advanced Lateral Approaches to the Spine Course.
Some of the best surgeons from Chicago share OLIF experience with Dr Wasselle, Hynes and Velez.
Some of the best surgeons from Chicago share OLIF experience with Dr Wasselle, Hynes and Velez. Sharing experience and surgical insight is how surgeons continue to improve their skills to help their patients get the best results or outcomes.
Dr. Hynes' CBT technique featured on the cover of the Journal of Neurosurgery.
Another great pic with our visiting surgeons from Bangkok.
Top spine surgeons from Bangkok visiting Holmes Hospital with Dr Hynes and Dr Wasselle.
Dr. Hynes always has the right tools thanks to Alex, one of the best operating room technicians!
Dr. Richard Hynes of The B.A.C.K. Center Pioneer In the Treatment of Back Pain
Baby and Babydoll from Mississippi come to Melbourne to support their mom and dad with their spine care. Dr Hynes of course was not distracted one bit by how adorable they are!
Tequila is one of our top notch surgical technicians who helps us do the OLIF procedure at Holmes Hospital
A great visit to Melbourne with Dr. Paul Taylor.
A great visit to Melbourne with Dr. Paul Taylor, a leading spine surgeon from Perth, Australia who is an expert in the OLIF procedure and is collaborating with Dr. Hynes, Datta and Wasselle for continuous improvements in the MIS or Minimally Invasive Surgery.
I believe that physician-patient communication is necessary for a successful outcome. I make sure that my patients understand their issues and all of the treatment options available to them.
Dr. Billys is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and fellowship trained in spine surgery. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame and his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Dr. Billys completed his internship in general and thoracic surgery as well as his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the Duke University Medical Center
Contralateral psoas hematoma after minimally invasive, lateral retroperitoneal transpsoas lumbar interbody fusion: a multicenter review of 3950 lumbar levels
Objective Minimally invasive lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) via the retroperitoneal transpsoas approach is a technically demanding procedure with a multitude of potential complications. A relatively unknown complication is the contralateral psoas hematoma. The authors speculate that injury occurs from segmental vessel injury at the time of contralateral annulus release; however, this is not fully understood. In this multicenter retrospective review, the authors report the incidence of this contralateral complication and its neurological sequelae.
Perioperative Complications in 155 Patients Who Underwent Oblique Lateral Interbody Fusion Surgery
In treating lower back pain (LBP) and related neurological disorders refractory to conservative care, lumbar interbody fusion (LIF) surgery has been widely used as a viable option. Several open and minimally invasive lumbar fusion approaches are available, including anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) and posterior/transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (P/TLIF). Among these interbody fusion procedures, ALIF achieves effective indirect posterior decompression by recovering the intervertebral height followed by enlarging the foramen and spinal canal.
3rd Annual Advanced Lateral Approaches to the Spine - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - Seattle Science Foundation.
Course Description: The 3rd Annual Advanced Lateral Approaches to the Spine is targeted towards healthcare providers who treat surgical spinal conditions utilizing the lateral approach. Leading experts in the fields will come together to discuss spinal surgery management and the implementation of the lateral approach. The design is to focus on the future of spine surgery and pros and cons of lateral surgery with the goal of improving patient care and outcomes.
A very thoughtful Chinese visitor to Dr. Hynes OR brings a gift!
Calusa Ambulatory Spine Conference 2016
An invitation from the hosts Our industry is on the verge of a remarkable renaissance. Exciting new developments in technology, research and medical innovation have propelled ambulatory spine surgery to a premier platform. And its ignited our interest to collaborate with some of the most exceptional thought leaders in the field
Melbourne surgeon teaching world his back procedure
It may sound like the name of a burly Swede, but the OLIF procedure delivers more pain killing potential than even a Norse god ever could.
Developed by Dr. Richard Hynes of the B.A.C.K. Center in Melbourne, the surgical method is making headlines around the world as Hynes spends considerable time traveling the globe teaching OLIF to other specialists eager to implement it in their practices.
A lovely note from a patient - she looks fantastic!
Dear Doctor Hynes,
I came across this picture, one was 10 years ago before you performed a life changing surgery for me, and the other was last month. This would be a perfect "Poster Child" photo of before and after. If I didn't have the surgery, I wouldn't have been able to walk off all those pounds. And for this I thank you in my mind over and over again..
Dr. Hynes circa 1977 performing research experiments at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC.
A great aerial photo of the BACK Center taken by one of our patients flying their plane.
Dr. Hynes and Dr. Wasselle about to go into live surgery in Bangkok Hospital these were the only lead gowns they could fit into!
Dr. Hynes and Dr. Wasselle Teaching tour in Asia
Dr. Hynes and Dr. Wasselle teaching the OLIF procedure with Dr. Park, Professor of Spine Surgery in South Korea last week. In the past, Dr. Park has travelled all the way to Melbourne to observe the OLIF surgery at Holmes and now is helping teach the surgery to young aspiring Korean spine surgeons. Great collaboration continues as this operation that began in Melbourne is spreading throughout the world.
61 spine-driven ASCs to know
Our Crane Creek Surgery Center has made Becker's 61 Spine-Driven Ambulatory Surgery Centers to Know
Trevor Seck, FIT engineering school graduate, visits Dr Hynes in the OR at Holmes Hospital. Mr. Seck was the young engineer that developed the first OLIF procedure retractor system for Dr. Hynes new surgical procedure in Memphis, Tenneesse - a great reunion of the engineers work made into reality.
Castellvi Spine, Hawks Cay, Duck Key, Florida
Live from NYC...streaming live OLIF surgery course at Columbia
Dr. Hynes trying out new OKI technology only at TBC that measures how unstable your spine is.
L5 S1 OLIF Demonstration by Richard Hynes, MD
Dr. Shimizu visiting with TBC, and presented his research on Titanium coated implants for surgery. He is observing OLIF and CBT techniques which are increasingly popular in Japan which were originated at TBC by Dr. Hynes, Datta and Wasselle.
The B.A.C.K. Center proudly welcomes Dr. John Sassano to our team!
Disclosure of Industry Payments to Physicians: An Epidemiologic Analysis of Early Data From the Open Payments Program
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services? Open Payments program implements Section 6002 of the Affordable Care Act requiring medical product manufacturers to report payments made to physicians or teaching hospitals as well as ownership or investment interests held by physicians in the manufacturer. To determine the characteristics and distribution of these industry payments by specialty, we analyzed physician payments made between August 1, 2013, and December 31, 2013, that were publicly disclosed by Open Payments.
Spine surgeons need to learn adapt to outpatient spine surgeries
According to the CDC National Center for Health Statistics, the number of outpatient surgery visits in the United States increased from 20.8 million in 1996 to 34.7 million in 2006. The types of surgery involved are primarily endoscopic general surgery, ophthalmology, gynecology and orthopedic surgery, among others. Despite an increase in overall spine surgeries during the same period, outpatient spine surgery represents a minority for most spine practices in the United States.
Adult Spinal Deformity Patients Recall Fewer Than 50% of the Risks Discussed in the Informed Consent Process Preoperatively and the Recall Rate Worsens Signifi cantly in the Postoperative Period
Study Design. Recall of the informed consent process in patients undergoing adult spinal deformity surgery and their family members was investigated prospectively.
Objective. To quantify the percentage recall of the most common complications discussed during the informed consent process in adult spinal deformity surgery, assess for differences between patients and family members, and correlate with mental status.
Summary of Background Data. Given high rates of complications in adult spinal deformity surgery, it is critical to shared decision making that patients are adequately informed about risks and are able to recall preoperative discussion of possible complications to mitigate medical legal risk.
Dr. Hynes and Dr. Wasselle implant the first most minimally invasive device for low back pain and nerve pain in Melbourne CCSC for outpatient spine surgery. Dr. Hynes and Wasselle developed the operation that culminated in the development of this novel device that can use stem cells to create fusion to relieve pain in damaged disk.
The OLIF, Oblique Lumbar Interbody Fusion operation is becoming one of the most popular operations around the world and surgeons are visiting Melbourne every week to learn the operation for their patients. Patients are always looking for the least invasive and most effective procedures and out-patient spine surgery is increasing dramatically due to new technology like OLIF and centers like Crane Creek Surgery Center in Melbourne.
Dr. Watkins is a very well known spine surgeon who performs surgery on many high-level professional athletes including Payton Manning. In his newly published 3rd edition textbook, Operative Techniques in Spine Surgery, Dr. Hynes has written two chapters on OLIF which was created in Melbourne, FL at the B.A.C.K. Center. It is a minimally invasive surgical procedure done from the side of the patient.
Dr. Datta, Dr. Waselle and Dr. Hynes will be attending this course in May.
Congratulations to Dr. Datta who was inaugurated President of the Brevard County Medical Society.
The BACK Center welcomed Dr. Michael Dolphin, Dr. William Olson and Kelsey Nielsen, P.A. from Iowa as part of the Visiting Surgeon Program sponsored by Medtronic for observation and training in OLIF this past Monday, January 26.
The B.A.C.K. Center welcomed Dr. David Polly from the University of MN on January 7, and Dr. Neel Anand from Cedars Sinai in CA on January 8, 2015.
"Stability" by Tegan Weaver
Mayor of Melbourne, Kathy Meehan, presenting a Proclamation honoring Perioperative Nurse Week for the value and service to our community. Next Thursday at 5:00 pm the Brevard County will issue a similar Proclamation.
Retroperitoneal oblique corridor to the L2-S1 intervertebral discs in the lateral position: an anatomic study
Dr. Hynes, Dr. Datta and Dr. Wasselle all taught an OLIF51 course in New Orleans, LA. There were 34 attendees present to learn the OLIF25 and OLIF51 technique for lumbar fusion that as developed in Melbourne, FL by the surgeons at the BACK Center.
Ambulatory Surgery Center Day, Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
Dr. Datta's Korea Trip
Dr. Samy's Visit - May 2014
Dr. Datta enjoying some refreshments and good conversation at the Open House sponsored by CORA Physical Therapy.
As Part of the Visiting Surgeon Program Drs. Devin Datta and Joseph Wasselle proudly welcome
Appasamy Velu MD Orthopedic, Trauma and Spine Surgeon
Sri Kota Specialist Medical Centre Klang, Malaysia.
Friday, May 2, 2014
The B.A.C.K. Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Devin K. Datta has recently been installed at the President Elect of The Brevard County Medical Society. Also shown are Judge Michael Rushdill, presiding over the installation; Dr. Piyush Joshi, BCMS Treasurer; and Dr. Stephanie Haridopolos, BCMS President.
As Part of the Visiting Surgeon Program at The B.A.C.K. Center and Osler Medical, Drs. Richard Hynes, Devin Datta and Joseph Wasselle proudly welcome the following surgeons during the month of April 2014:
April 18, 2014 Dr. Ken Rich, Neurosurgeon
Raleigh Neurosurgical Clinic, Inc.
April 21, 2014 Dr. Manny Pinto, Spinal Surgeon
Twin Cities Spine Center
April 25, 2014 Drs. Dean Chou & Charles Eichler, Neurosurgeons
University California San Francisco Medical Center
San Francisco, CA
Ethical Decision Making: The
This year, SpineLine has published a series of articles on ethics and related subjects in spinal care. I would like to focus further on another ethical issue: decision making when a physician is discussing diagnostic and treatment choices with a patient.
The federal Sunshine Act requires Doctors and Industry or companies who manufacture products and supplies for surgery to make public payments, consulting fees, intellectual property, patents and any other exchange of goods for services. This is done to foster and protect the important relationship between medical doctors and affiliated companies so that they can collaborate to develop new and improved products for use in surgery.
As part of our continuing efforts to train spine and vascular surgeons worldwide The B.A.C.K. Center and Osler Medical proudly announce that Drs. Richard Hynes and Joseph Wasselle will be traveling to Frankfurt, Germany this week. They will be teaching OLIF procedure. Surgeons from France, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Turkey will be participating in this event.
By one of our patients - amazing and inspiring!
As Part of the Visiting Surgeon Program at the Crane Creek Medical Center, Drs. Richard Hynes and Joseph Wasselle proudly welcome the following surgeons from Melbourne Australia on Monday, March 10, 2014:
Dr. Matthew Claydon Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon
Dr. Greg Malham Neurosurgeon
Dr. Timothy Wagner Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon
As part of the Visiting Surgeon Program, Drs. Richard Hynes, Devin Datta and Joseph Wasselle proudly welcome Omar Jimenez, MD, Neurosurgeon from Regional West Physicians Clinic in Scottsbluff, Nebraska on March 7, 2014.
Spine has a great article about the screw insertion technique invented by Dr. Hynes (he is the first reference). The conclusion of the study is that the insertional torque using Corticle Bone Trajectory technique is 1.7 x higher than the transitional technique - therefore much more effective and stable. This study was performed in live patients.
We warmly Welcome Dr. Steven Ortiz to our team! Dr. Zeff is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, specializing in interventional pain medicine and has over 20 years of experience. Now accepting new patients, call 321-723-7716 for an appointment.
Dr. Hynes and TBC hosted three visiting surgeons from Japan. We proudly welcomed:
Orita Sumihisa, MD, PhD Associate Professor, Chiba University
Seiji Ohtori, MD, PhD Associate Professor, Chiba University
Shunsuke Fujibayashi, MD Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kyoto University
The BACK Center hosted Dr. Nestor Taboada, Dr. Roberto Diaz, Dr. Jorge Guzman, and Dr. Miguel Berbeo from Columbia to learn MIDLF/DLIF/OLIF procedures.
The BACK Center helped sponsor the 4th Annual Higher Power Car Show held on February 9, 2013. It attracted some fantastic vehicles and their owners for the fourth year in a row. This year 143 participants came out to show off their cars and trucks and support a great cause ? teen missions.
On February 8, The BACK Center hosted the Medtronic OLIF team, Dr. Mobasser and Dr. Cowan for a special training lab.
OLIF is a new procedure coming soon to the BACK Center
Great pic of Crane Creek Medical Center - thanks to James Werner for the photo!
2012 Spine Technology Awards
A new procedure (MAST® MIDLF™ Procedure) developed in conjunction with Dr. Hynes and Medtronic has been named one of the 10 Best New Spine Technologies of 2012.
Congratulations to Dr. Hynes on 20 great years at the B.A.C.K. Center!
Dr Hynes working on a cervical spine lab
Pre-Med Student Visits the BACK Center
Chad Harris is a pre-med student at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. He recently came to our office and shadowed Dr. Datta and Dr. Hynes. He plans to one day become a surgeon, and he is currently studying molecular biology with research in antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria.
Cortical Screw Presentation by Dr. Hynes at the North American Spine Society (NASS).
A beautiful ceremony with Mayor Harry Goode, Nancy Boyd, Carolyn Bayles and Melani Villa. Nancy proudly represented the 40,000 perioperative nurses throughout the US.
What do Mayo Clinic, Shands Hospital and Melbourne have in common?
The O-Arm Imaging System - now at Crane Creek Surgery Center.
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The O-arm™ by Medtronic brings 2-D fluoroscopy,M2D Multi-plane 2D and 3-D imaging to spine and orthopaedic surgery. It brings intra-operative imaging to a new level with superior image quality and field-of-view in 2 and 3 dimensions, allowing the surgeon to confirm precision of advanced surgical procedures before the patient leaves the OR. It will allow true minimally invasive surgery to be performed safely.
The B.A.C.K. Center is pleased to announce we will be dedicating our Meeting Center on Friday, April 9 in honor of Dr. August White, III, one of the most respected orthopaedic surgeons in the world.
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In our continuing quest to provide only the most up to date treatment, technology and highest quality of care at all times to our patients, The B.A.C.K. Center
would like to announce that we will be conducting a specialized product and technique training session at our Crane Creek Surgery Center. Our physicians and others from all over will be trained by Dr. Supler in the use of Medtronic's neurostimulation devices in our own Crane Creek Surgery Center, one of the few surgery centers to provide physician education.
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Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion - A Minimally Invasive Approach to Spinal Stabilization
Because it involves accessing the spine through the patient's side, the Direct Lateral approach to interbody fusion offers surgeons and their patients a less invasive option for spine surgery.
Crane Creek Meeting Center is now open for business! Located on the 6th floor of Crane Creek Medical Center with beautiful views of Downtown Melbourne, Crane Creek and more. Reserve our meeting center for your next event! Suitable for many types of functions.
A Google search with the key words "Spine Surgery" results in a list of individuals and "institutes" emphasizing the use of laser technology. The words "laser" and "spine surgery" top the list of paid sponsors.