Laser Spine Institute Scottsdale Celebrates Second Anniversary

Laser Spine Institute Experiences Continued Success and Growth in Local Market

Scottsdale, AZ, December 12, 2010 --( Bill Horne, CEO of Laser Spine Institute (, the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery, has announced that the company will celebrate its two-year anniversary in the Scottsdale market next month. Since its grand opening in January of 2009, the surgical center has experienced tremendous growth and success, and achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) in July 2009.

As it experiences continued growth, Laser Spine Institute has named Heidi Gwynn executive director of the Scottsdale, Ariz. surgical center. Gwynn joined the company in 2008 as a seminar patient coordinator then transitioned into the role of consult specialist where she worked side by side with the Laser Spine Institute Arizona clinical team to facilitate the patient process.

In addition to naming a new executive director, Laser Spine Institute Scottsdale is celebrating the success of its chief spine surgeon, Michael C. Weiss, DO. The spinal surgery section of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics appointed Dr. Weiss as its president. He will moderate the section’s mid-year meeting in Scottsdale in May of 2011.

“There are so many people suffering from back and neck pain, and Laser Spine Institute is committed to continued growth so that we can offer our services to everyone in need,” said Horne. “We are very pleased with the great success that Laser Spine Institute Scottsdale has experienced in two short years. I am confident that our team and facility there will continue to grow and flourish under Heidi’s leadership.”

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- The AAAHC certificate shows that an organization is committed to providing high-quality health care, and that it has demonstrated its commitment by measuring up to the Association's high standards.
- Gwynn obtained her bachelor’s degree in international business from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyo and is active in the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce. Originally from Cody, Wyo., she resides in Scottsdale with her husband, Quentin.
- After 15 years of private practice in South Florida, Weiss joined the Laser Spine Institute surgical team in Tampa, Fla. as a senior spine surgeon in 2006 before relocating to Arizona to head up the surgical team at the Laser Spine Institute Scottsdale facility in 2008. Weiss is board certified in orthopedic surgery and a fellow of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics.
- Weiss received his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and completed his residency at Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital in Pontiac, Mich., where he became chief resident in 1991.

About Laser Spine Institute:
Laser Spine Institute offers a safe and effective alternative to open back and neck surgery, by using the latest techniques in minimally invasive procedures, alleviating the painful symptoms of sufferers from around the world. The leader in endoscopic spine surgery, Laser Spine Institute treats a variety of spinal conditions, including spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, pinched nerves, bone spurs, bulging/herniated discs and sciatica. Laser Spine Institute’s renowned medical team provides treatment at three accredited surgical centers in Tampa, Fla.; Scottsdale, Ariz. and Philadelphia, and consultation at facilities in Oklahoma City, San Diego, Beverly Hills, Calif., The Villages, Fla., and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For more information, visit

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