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Neurosurgeon Pens Op-Ed on Non-Surgeons Performing Spinal Fusion Surgery

On May 21, The American Spectator published an op-ed by AANS/CNS Communications and Public Relations Committee member Richard Menger, MD, MPA and Anthony M. DiGiorgio, DO, MHA. Titled “Perverse Health-Care Incentives Endanger Spine Patients,” Drs. Menger and DiGiorgio voice their support of Louisiana HB 941, a bill that would allow only spine surgeons to perform spine surgery. This legislation stems from a position statement titled “Arthrodesis of the Spine by the Non-Spine Surgeon,” which the AANS and the CNS developed. On June 2, Neurosurgery Blog published a cross-post to amplify the message.