The use of lasers in orthopedics has been exploding over the last few years. Surgeons and patients alike are recognizing that laser therapy is not only effective at managing chronic pain but post-operative pain as well.
There are a number of reasons why you as an orthopedic surgeon should think seriously about opening a laser center to provide relief for some of these patients, and in this blog post, we’ll look at the top five.
1. Alternative to opioid treatments
Anything that will help reduce the usage of opioids in this country is well worth doing. In fact, opioids themselves are of minimal value because they don’t really treat the underlying issue, but just mask the pain for a time. Laser therapy brings about healing and is a much more long-term solution to the problem of pain and inflammation. By providing an alternative solution to opioids, you would be doing a great community service in addition to realizing numerous personal benefits.
2. New revenue stream
If you’ve ever wondered how to grow your practice and increase profitability, this could be the answer. Opening a new laser treatment center will represent an entirely new revenue stream for you. There’s no question about there being an extensive market for patients who require treatment for pain.
3. Endorsement by AAOS
In its most recent set of recommendations for treating knee joint osteoarthritis, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) has solidly endorsed laser therapy as being a treatment that should be considered extremely effective. The actual endorsement was issued in this way, “Patients should expect to experience improvements in pain and function with the treatment. There have been no reports of serious side effects from laser treatment for pain control.”
4. Cleared by the FDA
The MLS M8 Robotic Laser technology, exclusive to OrthoLazer Orthopedic Laser Centers, is the most advanced laser therapy equipment on the market today, and it has been cleared by the FDA for the treatment of inflammation and pain. That means you’re on solid ground when administering laser therapy to your patients, and they can have confidence in the procedure before you even begin.
5. Minimal setup time involved
As an orthopedic surgeon, you probably have your hands full already, so how can you possibly commit time to the time required to open a new laser center? The answer can be very simple – by taking advantage of OrthoLazer’s business-in-a-box franchise system. With the OrthoLazer franchising setup, most of the work of starting up a new laser center will be done for you, right down to finding a suitable location, and staffing the center. You can be as involved as you choose to be, and you’ll always have outstanding support from the parent company because it’s in their best interests to have you succeed in your new venture.
OrthoLazer Orthopedic Laser Centers offer patients and their doctors an innovative and effective alternative pain management option to treat acute and chronic orthopedic conditions. Founded by Dr. Scott Sigman – the original opioid-sparing surgeon – our centers further his mission of providing his patients non-operative and non-opioid treatment options. If you’d like more information about OrthoLazer, please visit our website at ortholazer.com.