Laser Spine Institute Locations Shut down – How do I Still Undergo my Scheduled Surgery?
Last Friday, March 1st, the Laser Spine Institute abruptly announced its closure, immediately shutting down locations and ceasing all operations at their Cincinnati, St. Louis, Scottsdale, and Tampa Bay locations. This has left both employees and patients in the dark as to their next steps. Many patients already had surgeries scheduled which won’t be performed, due to the closure of the Laser Spine Institute offices. What should patients effected by these closures do?
Fallout from Laser Spine Institute Shutdown
The Laser Spine Institute has been operating for the past 14 years, most recently spending a whopping $56 million on their headquarters in Tampa three years ago. Not a stranger to legal trouble, the Laser Spine Institute has paid out close to $300 million as ordered by the court in multiple lawsuits. In 2013, the institute drew national attention with they were sued by celebrity wrestler, Terry “Hulk Hogan” Bollea for ineffective treatments.
Now, with this abrupt closure, the Laser Spine Institute has drawn ire from patients and employees. Three employees have already taken legal action, filing federal lawsuits against the company in response the shutdown. However, the remaining question is: How will patients get the procedures they so desperately need?
Where can patients of Laser Spine Institute go for relief?
The most unfortunate aspect of the abrupt closure of the Laser Spine Institute is its effect on the patients. Many have already paid deposits and scheduled surgeries that they hoped would relieve a spinal condition and its painful symptoms. Left scrambling, patients are now desperately trying to schedule an appointment with other surgeons nearby the closed institute locations in Scottsdale, Cincinnati, Tampa, and St. Louis.
Though located in NYC, medical tourism is something to which Dr. Stieber and his team are well-accustomed. Patients seek out Dr. Stieber as being among the nation’s top spinal surgeons so often that they have established Global Concierge Services to assist patients with travel and accommodations.
Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and having trained at some of the top universities and medical programs, Dr. Jonathan Stieber, MD also serves and the Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at both NYU’s School of Medicine and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
The offices of Dr. Stieber at the Spine Center at OrthoManhattan are located on Madison Avenue in the heart of Manhattan. Featuring a state-of-the-art facility and technology, a highly-trained staff, and a modern, luxurious environment, Dr. Stieber is ready to accept patients effected by closure of the Laser Spine Institute and ensures the smoothest possible transition to ensure prompt relieve from pain.
If you are a patient who has been negatively affected by the closure of any locations of the Laser Spine Institute, please reach out to our team for a consultation. We are ready to help in any way we can.