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Featured in Spine Surgery Today, July/August 2014
This Feature Article at Healio discussed a recent presentation at the 2014 AANS Annual Meeting in San Francisco. A presented paper reported statistics taken from national administrative databases suggest lumbar spine fusion is on the increase, with the greatest increases occurring among patients with herniated discs or degenerative disc disease.
The paper raises questions about the accuracy of other studies which mine large databases of medical information regarding spine surgery. Spine Surgery Today sought the expert opinion of Dr. Goldstein to provide perspective to the questions raised by the study.
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Dr. Goldstein is recognized as one of the leading spine surgeons in New York. He is a Clinical Professore of Orthopedic Surgery and Neurosurgery at the NYU School of Medicine. His expertise is sought by television, media, and magazines. His practice is focused on surgical treatment:
Dr. Goldstein serves as Director of Education, Division of Spine Surgery and Director of the Spine Surgery Fellowship at NYU Langone Health (previously Medical Center Hospital for Joint Diseases.)
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