David P Stonko

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BACKGROUND Studies have investigated the impact of obesity in thoracolumbar surgery; however, the effect of obesity on patient-reported outcomes (PROs) following anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is unknown. OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between obesity and PROs following elective ACDF. METHODS Consecutive patients undergoing ACDF(More)
INTRODUCTION Current health care systems are rapidly transitioning from the "fee-for service" to the "pay-for performance" model. With this paradigm shift, the providers and payers are constantly striving to determine tools to provide cost-effective and high-quality patient care. Therefore, it is vital to account for the complications and their effects on(More)
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