Oct 6 2009
Laser Spine Institute, leaders in minimally invasive spinal surgery, is pleased to announce the accreditation of LSI Tampa by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. AAAHC accreditation distinguishes LSI's facilities in Tampa, Fla. and Scottsdale, Ariz. from other outpatient surgical facilities as providing the highest quality of care for patients and a safe work environment for medical staff and employees. Also covered under the Laser Spine Institute umbrella, are the consultation facilities, located in San Diego and The Villages, Fla. and soon to come in Fort Lauderdale and Beverly Hills.
"We believe our patients deserve the best and we strive to attain the highest level of care and safety possible," explains Bill Horne, LSI chief executive officer, "AAAHC accreditation means that LSI has reached for and met a rigorous set of national health standards ensuring our patients know when they come to an LSI facility, they will receive the best care possible."
AAAHC accreditation is specifically for organizations that provide diagnostic or medical care on an outpatient basis. To receive accreditation for both the Tampa and Scottsdale facilities, LSI underwent an extensive self-assessment of processes, policies and procedures, and a rigorous on-site two-day survey by the Accreditation Association team. LSI successfully met or exceeded all nationally recognized best practice standards established by AAAHC, providing the highest-level quality of ambulatory care available.
LSI's flagship Tampa facility boasts seven operating rooms, while it's 32,000-square-foot sister facility in Scottsdale has four state-of-the-art ORs, and patients at both have access to MRI imaging, radiology, physical therapy and exam rooms all with the most technologically advanced equipment available. With an incision measuring less than one inch, expert surgeons can correct a variety of back and neck ailments from degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis, to herniated or bulging discs and spinal arthritis. A streamlined 5-day process allows LSI patients to recover from their minimally invasive endoscopic procedure while enjoying resort amenities at the institute.
At LSI, patients receive all of their spinal health care needs in one location. From pre-operative imaging and diagnostic testing, to endoscopic laser surgery and post-operative physical therapy, patients receive the highest quality care combined with the most advanced treatments.
Former patient and mother, Cheryl Harper found relief and a new outlook after her successful surgery. "The pain took over my life from morning to night. I have two little boys and I was always tired. After surgery, I feel like I've added 10 to 20 years onto my life. Now I'm active and spending time with my family, especially my two little boys."
SOURCE Laser Spine Institute