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Which Houston Hospitals Do Best in Surgery?

Which Houston Hospitals Do Best in Surgery?

HOUSTON — When you need to have surgery, how do you know which hospital is the best? Consumer Reports came out with its first-ever comparison of hospitals and how they do in surgery, and the big and famous hospitals didn’t do the best. Consumer Reports rated nearly 2,500 hospitals for common surgical procedures. They used medicare billing records and compared 27 kinds of surgeries, including hip and knee replacement, back surgery and surgery to clear blocked arteries. “We rated hospitals based on the percent of...

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Performing Minimally Invasive TLIF Procedures: Q&A With Dr. Navin Subramanian of Houston’s Orthopaedic Associates

Performing Minimally Invasive TLIF Procedures: Q&A With Dr. Navin Subramanian of Houston’s Orthopaedic Associates

Q: What makes the TLIF procedure stand out? Dr. Navin Subramanian: The TLIF is a standard technique that has been described in literature as a variation of the posterior interbody fusion where you approach the spine diagonally through a neuroforamen to access the disc space through a posterior approach. The minimally invasive surgery is a newer technique where the surgeon uses fluoroscopy to do the procedure. Because the approach is less invasive, it decreases infection rates and blood loss and allows the patient...

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