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Guideline for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis

dr-v-portrait-in-suitThe North American Spine Society (NASS) assembled a group of experts in the field to develop evidence-based clinical guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis.

Dr. Alan Villavencio was among the contributing authors in developing the guidelines that were published in The Spine Journal. The published article features evidence-based recommendations for diagnosing and treating degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis.

The guideline is intended to reflect contemporary treatment concepts for symptomatic degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis. The NASS guideline on this topic is the only guideline on degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis included in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC).

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BNA is a Proud Sponsor of the North Boulder Little League (NBLL)

baseball-with-bannerFor more than 50 years, NBLL has delivered a fun, safe and competitive environment in which children aged 5-14 can play baseball. NBLL baseball provides unique opportunities for boys and girls to learn values such as sportsmanship and teamwork while simultaneously developing skills and passion for baseball and physical fitness. Recently, NBLL has added incredible achievements to its resume as well, with stirring multi-age victories at the district, state and interstate regional levels.

Protect Before You Pedal!

img_1084Boulder Neurosurgical & Spine Associates teamed up with Boulder Community Hospital Trauma Center to hand out and fit bike helmets for the 5th Anniversary Celebration of Valmont Bike Park held on Saturday, June 11th. Mike Kiley, BNA Physician Assistant, was on hand to help along with Joan Depuy and Josh Rubinsky from BCH. More than 25 helmets were given out along with medical ID stickers that are placed inside the helmet.

Dr. Kara Beasley Joins Davis Phinney Foundation Board of Directors

The Davis Phinney Foundation (DPF) invests in initiatives to support, inform and inspire people living with Parkinson’s disease to live well today. The Davis Phinney Foundation was founded in 2004 by Olympic medal-winner and bicycle racer, Davis Phinney, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2000 at the age of 40. Today, Davis is both a role model in the cycling community and an inspiration to the estimated 1.5 million Americans and estimated 10 million worldwide who are currently living with the disease.

Dr. Rajpal Featured in Platte Valley Medical Center Fall 2012 Magazine Article “Peace of Mind for Your Back and Neck Pain”

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Dr. Beasley Discusses Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease and Essential Tremor

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Dr. Alan Villavicencio Spoke at the 10th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Drive ASC Conference

Dr. Alan Villavicencio was invited to speak at the 2012 Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Drive ASC conference held in Chicago.  During his presentation, entitled “Minimally Invasive Outpatient Lumbar Fusions — A Study on Clinical Outcomes in the ASC,” Dr. Villavicencio discussed his experience performing spine surgery in an ASC and outcomes data collected over several years.

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Boulder County Business Report Features Dr. Rajpal and Dr. Villavicencio

The Boulder County Business Report published an article on new surgical techniques, rehabilitation regimes to reduce pain and recovery time.  The article featured BNA doctors, Sharad Rajpal, MD and Alan Villavicencio, MD.

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Dr. Alan Villavicencio Authors Chapter in the Book “Image-Guided Radiation Therapy. A Clinical Perspective.”

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Deep Brain Stimulation Offers Life-Changing Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease

The Good Samaritan Medical Center Foundation newsletter featured an article on Dr. Lee Nelson and the benefits of deep brain stimulation surgery for treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

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Dr. Villavicencio Presented at the NASS

During the 2011 NASS 26th Annual meeting in Chicago, Dr. Villavicencio presented “Higher Patient Expectations Before Surgery May Be Related to Improved Clinical Outcomes.”


BNA Physicians Featured on Colorado and Company

Dr. Alan Villavicencio and Dr. Sharad Rajpal appeared on the Channel 9 Colorado and Company show on October 20, 2010 to discuss minimally invasive treatments currently available for back pain and compression fractures of the spine.

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ORTHO Supersite Featured BNA Paper Presented at the 24th Annual NASS Meeting  “Alignment More Important than Graft Type for Anterior Cervical Fusion Success”

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BNA Physicians Discuss Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) Procedure

Drs. Lee Nelson and Alan  Villavicencio talk about the options for chronic and neuropathic pain.

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BNA Physicians Discuss the Advantages of CO2 Laser Scalpel for Spine and Brain Surgery


Dr. Villavicencio Was  Featured in an Article Published by the Denver Daily News

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Dr. Lee Nelson Featured in Scientific American Article  “Will a Bendable Laser Scalpel Make a Cut?”

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The Boulder Daily Camera Featured BNA Physicians in an Article “How to Fix a Painful Spine”

The article featured thy CHARITÉ® Artificial Disc

Dr. Villavicencio Featured in an Article by Boulder Community Health “I was Terrified when They Said I’d Need Brain Surgery. I was Relieved when Dr. Villavicencio Said I Might Not”

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Presentation by Sigita Burneikiene, MD at the Euro Spine Meeting in Geneva Featured in ORTHO Supersite “Less Blood Loss, Shorter Hospital Stays Seen with Minimally-Invasive Lumbar Fusion”

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Star-Spangled Barn: American Flag Will Return as Restoration Nears Completion

The Boulder Daily Camera feature an Article on Dr. Alan Villavicencio who purchased and is restoring the old Cito barn in Niwot.

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Flag-Painted Barn to Get New Owner, Face Lift

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Dr. Villavicenco Featured in Denver Post Article “Brushing Up on Patriotism”

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