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Three reasons why robotic-assisted total knee replacement is the best option for your surgery
Three reasons why robotic-assisted total knee replacement is the best option for your surgery 150 150 Dan Lieberman

Total knee replacement may be the best option for treating your knee pain if you have osteoarthritis. Usually, people try to avoid surgery because it’s invasive, but it can help…

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Does anterior total hip replacement shorten recovery time?
Does anterior total hip replacement shorten recovery time? 150 150 Dan Lieberman

My name is Dr. Dan Lieberman, and I’m the Medical Director at Phoenix Spine & Joint. During my time at Phoenix Spine & Joint, I’ve witnessed so many people benefit…

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Minimally invasive vs. traditional spinal fusion
Minimally invasive vs. traditional spinal fusion Dan Lieberman

My name is Dr. Daniel Lieberman, and I’m the Medical Director at Phoenix Spine & Joint. I graduated from the University of California San Francisco’s neurosurgery program, which is the…

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Robotic Knee Replacement
Robotic Knee Replacement Dan Lieberman

Time for a new knee? Make sure you get the robot! Well,  we have some good news and some bad news for you. The bad news is that nothing you’ve…

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Ambulatory Surgery Centers Have Lower Infection Rates than Hospitals
Ambulatory Surgery Centers Have Lower Infection Rates than Hospitals Dan Lieberman

The trend of outpatient spine surgeries being performed in specialized ambulatory surgical centers (ASC’s) rather than hospitals has been growing steadily in recent years— and for good reason. In the…

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The FUSION Word
The FUSION Word Dan Lieberman

Phoenix Spine is pleased to provide our blog readers with the following entry written by Board Certified Neurosurgeon, Dr. Dan Lieberman. His unique perspective and insight will help you understand…

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Smoking with Back Pain
Smoking and Back Pain
Smoking and Back Pain 1024 683 Dan Lieberman

There is no shortage of information on the health risks of smoking. But can smoking actually affect your back pain? For smokers, the lifetime risk of developing a spinal fracture…

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Stress and back pain
Stress and Back Pain: Cause or Effect?
Stress and Back Pain: Cause or Effect? 666 525 Dan Lieberman

Back pain and stress can become a painful cycle. Back pain can cause stress and that stress- if not dealt with quickly- can lead to even more back pain. The…

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The Benefits of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
The Benefits of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Dan Lieberman

For many years, there was only one widely accepted strategy to treat chronic back pain: traditional invasive spinal surgery. However, advances in modern technology over the past few decades have…

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Holiday Hacks That Wreck Your Back
Holiday Hacks That Wreck Your Back Dan Lieberman

We sat down with Dr. Richard Teff, one of our neurosurgeons, to ask about the injuries he commonly sees over the holidays, and his ideas on how to avoid them.…

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Narcotic Painkillers: Not Worth The Risk
Narcotic Painkillers: Not Worth The Risk Dan Lieberman

As media coverage continues to focus on the growing epidemic of drug abuse and addiction to opioid medication, it is important to take a deeper look at the root cause…

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Open Enrollment: What to Look for To Make Sure You’re Covered
Open Enrollment: What to Look for To Make Sure You’re Covered Dan Lieberman

During open enrollment time, you may be faced with a large variety of different health insurance plans to choose from. Our patients frequently ask us for advice on what the…

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