Laser Spine Institute Creates Successful Outcomes
Between our world-class medical professionals, organization-wide dedication to patient care, and state-of-the-art technology, everything we do at Laser Spine Instituteis geared toward providing our patients with successful outcomes to their spine surgeries. And the numbers don’t lie: 91 percent of our patients report returning to work within 12 weeks of surgery, our infection rate of .1 percent is significantly less than the industry standard of 4.5 percent, and 87 percent of our patients report a quality of life improvement within three months of surgery, compared with only 60 percent of spinal fusion patients.
Statistics are great, but they don’t tell the whole story. What we really seek to provide at Laser Spine Institute is to give people their lives back, free from chronic back and neck pain. To that end, we spoke with Bill Horne, CEO of Laser Spine Institute, who is also a former patient. Here’s what he had to say about the life-changing procedure he went through at Laser Spine Institute.
“It obviously changed my life because it got me out of pain and suffering,” Horne said. “I was on all kinds of pain meds and I was visiting doctors every day, having family members rub my neck and shoulders. I was making their lives miserable couldn’t go to a restaurant and sit down and have dinner. Before the surgery, I would have to go and stand at a high-top table while they had dinner because if I sat down, any kind of forward lean would put my arms and neck and shoulders into spasms.
“Since that time I’ve had no pain. I do all of my normal, regular activities, and I’m back to playing golf and working out and doing all the things I enjoyed doing before I was injured. I really feel like Dr. St. Louis and Laser Spine Institute did give me my life back. Since that time we’ve performed 20,000 surgeries. We’ve given people that come in that same opportunity to get their life back. If you’ve never had spine pain, it’s unlike any other pain that people will describe. It’s unlike having knee surgery or a migraine headache or a toothache. It makes you hurt from head to toe and it’s debilitating.
“So we get to give people their lives back. The average length of time that a person comes to Laser Spine Institute that’s been in pain is nine-and-a-half years. Many of them have given up on life and they really don’t know what to do or where to turn. But when they leave Laser Spine Institute they’re in tears of joy, they’re hugging our neck. We get testimonials all the time and referrals from all these patients. It’s changed my life, and I’m happy to say that it’s changed thousands of other peoples’ lives as well.”