California ASC 1st to perform biportal endoscopic spinal surgery

The Hoag Orthopedic Institute Surgery Center in Marina del Rey, Calif., was the first ASC in the U.S. to perform a biportal endoscopic spinal surgery, according to a Dec. 1 news release emailed to Becker's.

The procedure is a minimally invasive approach that offers physicians increased visibility, flexibility to address multiple pathologies, and a decreased risk of infection, the ASC said.

Hooman Melamed, MD, performed the procedure.

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