ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Laser
Spine Institute, the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery, is
proud to welcome native St. Louisan orthopaedic spine surgeon William O.
Reed, Jr., M.D. to its St. Louis location. Certified by the American
Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Reed will bring his commitment to
helping patients find relief from neck and back pain to one of Laser
Spine Institute's new Midwest ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs).
"Dr. Reed was among the first surgeons to pursue minimally invasive
spine surgery and we are proud to have his extensive experience on our
team as we open the doors to the St. Louis center," said Dotty
Bollinger, President and Chief Operating Officer, Laser Spine
Institute. "Attracting top medical talent who align with our high
quality standards of patient care is a key component to Laser Spine
Institute's strategy as we enter new markets, and Dr. Reed perfectly
fits with those high standards."
Prior masters program to performing surgery for Laser Spine Institute, each surgeon is
required to complete a fellowship program, which includes intensive
training and key learnings about the company's surgical practices. As
part of that process, Dr. Reed will train with surgeons at Laser Spine
Institute's Tampa center, including time spent under Dr.
Michael C. Weiss, Chairman, Department of Surgery.
Prior to joining Laser Spine Institute, Dr. Reed practiced in Kansas
City and served as a flight surgeon and orthopaedic surgeon for the Air
Force. As a pioneer in expanding the use of minimally invasive spine
surgical techniques, Dr. Reed introduced the benefits of arthroscopic
surgery to the Rapid Deployment Force based at Ft. Bragg in North
Carolina in the early 1980s.
Dr. Reed is a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a
member of the North American Spine Society, Society for Minimally
Invasive Spine Surgery, Kansas Medical Society and American College of
He received his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
He completed his residency and served as a chief resident at Duke
University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He also has degrees in
Chemistry and Biology from the University of Rochester, and an MBA from
the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis.
Earlier this year, Laser Spine Institute announced it will offer
increased access to its advanced procedures by opening
new centers in Cleveland, St. Louis and Cincinnati. The facilities
will grow the company's national reach - increasing the number of U.S.
residents residing within a 250-mile radius of a Laser Spine Institute
center by 50 percent - and continue its mission of providing patients
with an effective alternative to traditional open back surgery.
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About Laser Spine Institute
Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Laser Spine Institute currently
operates four regional surgery centers across the country, in Tampa,
Florida; Scottsdale, Arizona; Philadelphia; and Oklahoma City. Laser
Spine Institute has helped more than 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 free chiro 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,
Philly.com, 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.