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Swift Institute and HOPCo announced the recent acquisition of the Surgery Center of Reno located in Northwest Reno.
Swift Institute, the largest musculoskeletal care practice in Nevada, announces the acquisition of Nevada Hand Therapy, an occupational and certified hand therapy group in Reno and Carson City, NV.
The purpose of the Reno ALC clinic is to allow patients with ALS, their families, and caregivers to receive medical and support services all at one location on the same day.
Swift Institute recently welcomed neurology specialists Dr. Timothy Louie, a board-certified neurologist, Kimberly Pope, APRN-BC, and Lisa Hammargren-Kuykendall, APRN-BC, to the Reno and Sparks based team.
Swift Institute, Nevada’s premier spine and orthopedic practice, has announced the addition of board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic hand surgeon Dr. Michael Lilyquist to their practice.
Reno, NV (October 4, 2022) – Earlier in 2022, Spine Nevada (including Swift Urgent Clinic and Vein Nevada) and Tahoe Fracture merged to create Nevada’s most comprehensive musculoskeletal care platform. In partnership with Healthcare Outcomes Performance Company (HOPCo), the two organizations have since started collaborating to deliver specialty care throughout Nevada, offering specialized care in many clinical areas, including orthopedics, spine surgery, neurosurgery, interventional pain management, physical therapy, radiology, and vein care.  Today, we are pleased to announce a new brand name for our unified practice, Swift Institute.  “Moving forward, we will work even more closely to reshape musculoskeletal care...
Reno, NV, August 7, 2020 — Swift Spine Institute announced that Dr. James Lynch, a board-certified and fellowship-trained neurological surgeon, was one of the World’s first neurosurgeons to use the Augmedics xvision Spine System during surgery. The surgery took place on June 25. Fast forward to August 6, Dr. Lynch used the xvision Augmented Reality Guidance system in his 10th surgical case, becoming the first surgeon to use the Augmedics xvision technology in 10 cases. “It’s been an honor to work in partnership with Augmedics to improve and optimize the xvision system,” explains Dr. Lynch. The xvision system allows surgeons...
Reno, Nevada, July 27, 2021 — Dr. Edward Perry is the first surgeon in Nevada to use Nuvasive’s Modulus ALIF, a 3D-printed porous titanium implant for anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF). Benefits of the Modulus ALIF include: Proprietary Modulus titanium design: The porous surface architecture is engineered to participate in fusion and promote new bone on-growth and in-growth.1 The proprietary design also allows for enhanced visualization compared to solid titanium implants. Zero-step locking mechanism: This feature provides definitive tactile and visual confirmation, enabling confidence in a surgeon’s screw placement in the implant. Low-profile, versatile instrumentation: The device’s instrumentation can be utilized in both supine ALIF...
CARSON CITY, Nev., July 7, 2021 — Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic, the premier orthopedic and spine practice in Carson City, has announced that it is merging with Spine Nevada, the premier spine, vein and neurosurgery practice in Reno, to create the largest integrated musculoskeletal care platform in Nevada. The integrated practice will have more than 60 care providers and will bring the most comprehensive offering of musculoskeletal, neurological and vein care to Reno, Carson City, Lake Tahoe and the surrounding markets. The newly merged practice will continue to operate under its existing, well-known brands, which include Tahoe Fracture,...
Reno, Nevada, June 14, 2021 — Dr. Edward Perry surpasses placing 5,000 pedicle screws using the O-arm image-guided stealth navigation system. Developed by Medtronic, O-arm is the gold standard of care for intraoperative spinal imaging. It delivers reliable results for a wide variety of spine surgeries. “In my experience the O-arm has shown unparalleled accuracy. It provides me the information I need, exactly when I need it.” Of the 5000 pedicle screws placed by Dr. Perry, only 14 screws required intraoperative adjustments after placement; equivalent to a 99.72% accuracy rate. “Because we consistently perform a post placement spin, the 14 screws were...
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