Becker’s ASC Review compiled a list of 40 surgery center industry leaders who have made an impact on the field despite being 40 years old or younger. Dr. Richard Kube is selected as one of the leaders as he is gaining an international reputation in advanced spine techniques, including minimally invasive procedures and motion preservation techniques. He is the first spine surgeon in the world to successfully complete a Minimally Invasive Sacroiliac Joint Fusion using traditional orthopedic techniques including bone grafting and joint preparation using the SImmetry device. At the age of 38, Dr. Kube has secured his rank as a leader in the Ambulatory Surgical Center field as he has implemented spine surgery at three such centers in his career including building his own facility, Prairie SurgiCare in Peoria, Illinois.
Here is the entry on Dr. Kube: Dr. Kube is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon and founder of Prairie SurgiCare, which opened in April 2012. He led the project from blue prints to construction and full accreditation in three months as an addition to the practice he founded, Prairie Spine and Pain Institute. Dr. Kube was the first surgeon in Illinois to use the NuVasive PCM cervical disc replacement and among the first to perform two-level coflex procedures. He has a professional interest in minimally invasive spine surgery and has educated other surgeons on minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion technique. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Kube serves as a faculty member at the University of Illinois School of Medicine in Peoria and sits on the board of directors for the American Board of Spine Surgery.
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