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1Jun, 2016

Biotronic NeuroNetwork announces the acquisition of NuWave Monitoring, LLC in Homewood, Illinois.

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Biotronic NeuroNetwork announces the acquisition of NuWave Monitoring, LLC in Homewood, Illinois.  NuWave Monitoring is an intraoperative neuromonitoring company servicing patients, surgeons, and health care facilities in Illinois and Indiana.  NuWave employs highly trained and certified technologists and is dedicated to the highest levels of customer service. NuWave technologists will add to Biotronic’s strong presence in Chicago.  The acquisition will combine Biotronic’s industry-leading infrastructure including training, clinical management, and quality assurance program with NuWave’s presence in Chicago and northwestern Indiana. “Biotronic and NuWave are a natural fit for each other” […]
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2Nov, 2015

News from the Biotronic Research Department

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Two of Biotronic’s clinical leaders recently published research on the use of somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs) in the detection of sciatic nerve compromise due to lower extremity malpositioning.  Kent Rice and Andrew Scott of Biotronic and an industry colleague, Dr. Anne Guyot published “Detection of Position-Related Sciatic Nerve Dysfunction by Somatosensory Evoked Potentials During Spinal Surgery” in The Neurodiagnostic Journal, 55: 82–90, 2015. The study detailed three case reports demonstrating unique lower extremity position-related changes in lumbar surgery.  “These case reports suggest that when the stage of surgery does not […]
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27Oct, 2015

Biotronic Acquires Neurowave Monitoring

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Biotronic NeuroNetwork announces the acquisition of Neurowave Monitoring in Tustin, CA.  The combination of Biotronic and Neurowave results in a strong team of technologists with advanced competencies covering southern California.  Neurowave has been providing IOM services in Los Angeles and Orange Counties since 1995 and has earned the respect and trust of many hospitals and surgeons.  Biotronic has provided IOM services in many parts of the country since 1978 and includes research and training infrastructure as well as accreditation by The Joint Commission. “We are very proud to combine forces […]
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27Oct, 2015

Biotronic Chat Stat: Worth Chatting About

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Biotronic NeuroNetwork is pleased to announce the publication of research conducted by two of its clinical leaders and the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University. Arvydas Tamkus, MD, PhD, Biotronic’s Vice President, Risk Management, Clinical Research and Quality Assurance and Andrew Scott, MSE, Biotronic’s Clinical Regional Director for the Northeast joined with  Fahd R. Khan, MD to publish “Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring During Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) Placement Surgery: Retrospective Study of 111  Patients” the journal Neuromodulation. Study conclusion: “These initial   findings indicate that EMG activation and SSEP collision are effective […]
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27Oct, 2015

Biotronic In Chicagoland

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Preferred Provider: Biotronic NeuroNetwork continues to be the preferred provider and market leader of outsourced intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM)  services in the Chicagoland area. Working closely with academic and community-based hospitals, Biotronic’s 34 technologists dedicated to the Chicago area are experienced with a broad range of advanced procedures. The size, experience, and training of our  technologists make Biotronic uniquely positioned to provide quality care for patients in the Chicagoland area. “We are very  proud of our Chicago team”, said William J. Gecsey, President and CEO of Biotronic NeuroNetwork. “Their experience […]
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6May, 2015

Biotronic Chat Stat: CNIM Results Are In!

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Biotronic NeuroNetwork is pleased to announce that 100% of its eligible technologists have successfully passed their Certification in Neurophysiological Intraoperative Monitoring (CNIM) for the March 2015 administered exam.  We welcome these 8 newly certified technologists to Biotronic’s team of over 190 CNIM recipients and 9 Diplomates of American Board of Neurophysiological Monitoring (DABNM). Biotronic’s internally developed education and training program is an intensive competency based process.  Our commitment to quality is proven through this world-class education, and our proprietary Quality Assurance Program.  Biotronic technologists also have the added benefit of […]
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25Sep, 2014

Kathleen Howard with F.O.C.O.S.

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Recently I traveled to Accra, Ghana to volunteer with FOCOS to help correct severe scoliosis deformities. As cliché as it may sound, this trip honestly changed my life forever and I will always be grateful for this opportunity provided to me by Biotronic. Dr. Rick Hodes is an American physician who now lives in Ethiopia and refers the majority of the patients to FOCOS. You can see the actual patient’s pictures and curves we did during my two weeks on his website’s homepage: rickhodes.org **Rick Hodes also has an absolutely amazing story of volunteering in […]
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23Sep, 2014

Laura Muncie in Colombia

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My involvement with the Orthopedic Spine Trip to Colombia has been an incredibly rewarding experience and has enriched my life in countless ways. I have accompanied Dr. Mardjetko, Dr. Rinella, and Dr. Geck on 5 outreach trips and am eager to continue my involvement. It has been my great pleasure to provide the intraoperative spinal cord monitoring for the complex orthopedic procedures that are performed on this trip. I would like to share some of my experiences and provide a brief snapshot of the outreach program for potential volunteers. I […]
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23Sep, 2014

Lindsay Barrett and Mundana Rashidy in Ghana

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I was lucky enough to receive the opportunity to go to Accra, Ghana in November with FOCOS. This was a special trip and has made me grow as a clinician as well as a person. I was there for 2 weeks, the first week was joint week and the second was spine week. Upon arrival everyone immediately becomes family. You live in the same house, eat all your meals together, travel to and from work together and spend all day at the hospital together. This was one of my favorite […]
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