The independent reviewer for Marshall Steele, who surveys all of their Centers of Excellence, stated that, “Dr. Fabian was best in practice for lumbar fusion for several quarters.” For lumbar decompression/lami- nectomy, “Dr. Fabian was best in practice.”
Sending patients home prematurely just to keep hospital days and costs down is of no use if the patient has a postoperative problem and gets readmitted within 30 days. This has an adverse effect on the patient’s satisfaction and recovery, not to mention the overall cost of treatment. Under the direction of Dr. Fabian, our readmission rate has been less than 1%, with several consecutive quarters resulting in zero readmissions. This compares with a national readmission rate for spine surgery of >2.9%. Dr. Fabian is committed to keeping complications and in-patient treatment issues to a minimum to reduce length of stay (LOS) and readmission rates. The data shows the level of commitment to this goal and the overall success the program has had and continues to strive for.