AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 26, Number 1, 2017

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The Financial Impact of Concurrent Surgeries

The Financial Impact of Concurrent Surgeries

Maya Babu, MD, MBA | Financial Forethought

The topic of overlapping surgeries –  two surgeries that are ongoing on two different patients at the same time — is challenging for the surgical field. Patient advocacy groups suggest that overlapping surgeries place patients …

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When Running One Operating Room Just is Not Enough

When Running One Operating Room Just is Not Enough

Antonios Mammis, MD | Coding Clarity

The appropriateness of running multiple simultaneous operating rooms is a controversial topic that has been in the spotlight recently. While there are powerful arguments to support both sides of this debate, our focus today is …

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Ethical Principles of Concomitant Surgery

Ethical Principles of Concomitant Surgery

Luke Mugge; Jason L. Schroeder, MD, FAANS | Ethics in Practice

Concomitant, or concurrent, surgery, a potentially contentious practice, has been brought national discussion particularly after the publication of “Clash in the Name of Care” in the Boston Globe (1). This editorial explored the use of …

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Overlapping Surgery and the Golden Rule

Overlapping Surgery and the Golden Rule

Michael Schulder, MD, FAANS | Editorial License

When considering patients for surgery, most if not all neurosurgeons ask themselves, at some point, what they would want done for themselves or for their loved ones. Not a few patients and families ask the …

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