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Spine surgeons on the screen: What entertainment gets right, wrong about the job Many shows on the big and small screens have tried to provide a glimpse into what spine surgeons and neurosurgeons do. Six spine surgeons told Becker's what they do and don't like about seeing their jobs on TV or in movies. Why spine surgeons should make investing a 2nd 'microcareer' Thomas Schuler, MD, spine surgeon, founder and CEO at Reston-based Virginia Spine Institute, told Becker's why it is so critical for physicians to learn how to properly invest their earnings to combat rising inflation and declining reimbursements. continued on page 12 continued on page 12 continued on page 5 Where are the women in orthopedics? The orthopedic industry is ever-changing, with new robots and surgical techniques seemingly always around the corner. But one aspect of this vibrant industry hasn't changed much since its conception — the lack of women in the operating rooms. 25+ STORIES INSIDE Good news, bad news for spine and orthopedic surgeons in 2023 p. 4 2 9 T H A N N U A L M E E T I N G The Business & Operations of ASCS October 26 - 28, 2023 | Swissotel Chicago SAVE THE DATE IN THIS ISSUE: The future of orthopedics in 1 word p. 11 OrthoIllinois, Rockford Spine Center integrate p. 15 10 private equity giants behind the ASC industry p. 18 Spine surgeon performs spinal fusion on 95-year-old patient p. 6 Here's what 3 spine surgeons are doing to keep practice costs lean p. 14 July 2023 • Vol. 2023 No. 4

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