First Spine Surgery Center of Excellence to Open in North Carolina’s Triangle

Raleigh Neurological Clinic and Compass Partner in Raleigh Neurosurgical and Spine Surgery Center

June 17, 2021 – Raleigh, N.C.Raleigh Neurological Clinic (RNC) and Compass Surgical Partners form a partnership in the first spine-focused ASC in the Triangle, Raleigh Neurosurgical and Spine Surgery Center (RNSS).

Compass is honored to partner with RNC and its highly proficient spine surgeons that make up the practice. This new facility will be located at 5221 Six Forks Road and conveniently accessible from I-440. It will include one operating room and two procedure rooms for neurosurgery and pain procedures. RNSS will open in 2021, and Compass will serve as its operating partner.

Dr. Kenneth Rich, President of RNC stated, “We as a practice believe that it is our responsibility to serve our patients with the most advanced and cost-effective surgical techniques possible, and this ASC will allow us to continue to serve the greater Raleigh community with the highest quality neurosurgical and spine care. One defining, and exciting, factor here is that new surgery center will have staff specialized in spinal procedures which will enhance patient care.”

ASC-based outpatient surgery is substantially less expensive for patients and commercial payers than surgeries completed in hospitals. As a result, RNSS will offer high-quality surgical services at a great value to the community.

Compass Vice President Scott Bacon said, “As Medicare approves new spine codes in the ASC setting, there’s a huge opportunity to provide outpatient care to spine patients, driving down costs while maintaining exceptional care. We’ve known the surgeons at Raleigh Neurosurgical Clinic for a long time, so when the stars aligned for us to do a project with them, we jumped at the chance. This center’s focus on spine care will afford it unparalleled efficiencies and quality. It will be a true center of excellence.”

As with all Compass-managed surgery centers, RNSS will be a fully licensed ambulatory surgery center, certified by Medicare, and accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

About RNC
With more than 65 years of serving the community, neurosurgeons at Raleigh Neurosurgical Clinic have grown to become the leader in neurosurgery in central North Carolina, and one of the largest private neurosurgical group practices in the Southeast. RNC neurosurgeons specialize in the most advanced surgical and evaluation techniques in all areas of neurosurgery, including neurological conditions impacting the brain, spine, and peripheral nerves.

About Compass Surgical Partners
In partnership with exceptional surgeons, Compass Surgical Partners develops and manages surgery centers, with a specific focus on joint replacement and spine surgery. Compass strives to provide exceptional, high-value surgical services to local communities while also supporting the independent practice of medicine and surgery.

Our mission is to create strong partnerships that improve the lives of patients and providers.

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