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SpineNevada Minimally Invasive Spine Institute is a multi-disciplinary spine center of excellence located in northern Nevada with locations in Reno, Sparks and Carson City. SpineNevada's Reno and Sparks locations are integrated spine care centers that combines non-surgical physical medicine physicians, fellowship-trained specialists in pain medicine and radiology, fellowship-trained spine neurosurgeons, and internal physical therapy gyms.

SpineNevada’s Sparks office includes InMotion Diagnostics. The spine diagnostics and radiology center offers the most advanced spinal imaging platform in the nation to assess instability through spinal motion. InMotion Diagnostics line of advanced radiology services includes the InMotion MRI, Vertebral Motion Analysis (VMA) and Digital X-rays.

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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

In contrast to traditional open back surgery that requires a large incision causing more damage to muscles and tissues, minimally invasive spine surgery has become the leading way to treat spine problems. Minimally invasive spine surgery also lessens the hospital stay, (many procedures can be performed as day surgery or 23 hour stay), reduces pain, results in less operative blood loss, allows for faster return to work and activities, and reduces the risk of infection than with traditional open back surgery.

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Clinical Outcomes
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The centers featured on Spine Center Network are the ONLY spine centers in the United States that collect and report clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction scores to external physician referral sources, employers, insurance company payors, case managers and consumers. Dating back to 1995, Prizm spine centers were the FIRST spine programs in the nation to produce and DISTRIBUTE Clinical Outcome Report Cards to external audiences. However, that is changing rapidly. With the proliferation of spine centers in the United States, and physicians and hospitals chasing after the lucrative spine patient, the race is on to publish outcomes for strategic advantage.

Prizm awards a Crystal Apple, entitled the Marcus Welby Award, for the doc who scores the highest for the three categories: time spent with the patient, medical explanation and genuine concern.

Patient Satisfaction

Patient satisfaction results using the most accurate survey method possible.

A phone survey is used to audit patient satisfaction — the most accurate survey method possible. That’s because mail surveys have an inherent sampling bias based on those who take the time to respond. Three months after the first visit an outside RN (not affiliated or employed by the center) calls a random sample of patients at home. The nurse then interviews patients on their satisfaction with the doctor seen, the time the doctor spends with the patient, the medical explanation provided, etc.

  • 89% of the patients studied are VERY or SOMEWHAT satisfied with doc's explanation.
  • 89% of the patients studied are VERY or SOMEWHAT satisfied with the time the doctor spent.
  • 88% of the patients studied are VERY or SOMEWHAT satisfied with GENUINE CONCERN.
  • 91% of the patients studied in this sample said they would recommend SpineNevada to a friend.
  • 91% of the patients studied are VERY or SOMEWHAT satisfied with the FRONT OFFICE STAFF.
  • 88% of the patients studied are VERY or SOMEWHAT satisfied with OVERALL CARE PROVIDED.
  • 89% of the patients studied are VERY or SOMEWHAT satisfied with the APPOINTMENT PROCESS.

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HOME REMEDY BOOK

As a free community service, this Spine Center of Excellence mails out Home Remedy Books on a limited basis to residents in the region. Home remedy books include information about the spine center, instruction on how to use the exercise book, various exercises to help alleviate back and neck pain, and other home remedies.

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GET A SECOND OPINION

For those back and neck pain sufferers who have exhausted nonsurgical treatment options, spine surgery may be the next step in resolving a spine problem. Because spine surgery is a serious decision, it is a good idea to obtain a second opinion from a board-certified and fellowship-trained spine surgeon before undergoing surgery.

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