• New Study Shows Innovative Single-Position Technique Improves Outcomes for Patients

    New Study Shows Innovative Single-Position Technique Improves Outcomes for Patients

    In September of 2021, Dr. J Alex Thomas of Atlantic Brain and Spine (ABS) published a landmark study in the Spine Journal, alongside colleagues from other acclaimed institutions. In this paper, Dr. Thomas and his collaborators showed that both Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) and  Posterior Spinal Fusion (PSF) procedures can be performed while keeping…

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  • ABS’ Dr. Jeffrey Beecher Receives “Guardian Angel” Pin From Grateful Patient

    ABS’ Dr. Jeffrey Beecher Receives “Guardian Angel” Pin From Grateful Patient

    You restored the fullness of my life,” said Susan Reilly of Wilmington, NC as she presented Dr. Jeffrey Beecher, of Atlantic Brain and Spine (ABS), with a “Guardian Angel” pin. These pins are presented as a token of gratitude by patients who have donated to Novant Health in someone’s honor. Ms. Reilly was moved to…

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  • Surgical Innovation Saves Retired Marine From Back Pain

    Surgical Innovation Saves Retired Marine From Back Pain

    When Gunnery Sergeant Jeff Morin set out to train his recruits in 1993, he never expected to end the experience in a wheelchair. After a recruit fell from a rope ladder onto Morin’s shoulders, though, the Marine found himself with a paralyzed leg and in need of emergency back surgery. That surgical procedure, despite being…

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