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Dr. Todd Peters and New Administrator Join DISC

Renowned spine surgeon Dr. Todd Peters joins as physician partner and surgical services pro Andre Schotte becomes the ASC's administrator.

DISC Surgery Center at Newport Beach ("DISC") continues to strengthen its team with two excellent new additions. Renowned spine surgeon Dr. Todd Peters has become a physician partner at DISC, while surgical services pro Andre Schotte assumes the role of ASC administrator. Both join the surgery center as it experiences a 20% annual growth over the last three years and prepares to expand its data-and-results-backed model throughout California and beyond.

"This is a pivotal moment in DISC's growth story, so it is crucial that we assemble a team with just the right combination of skill, leadership and commitment to quality to help lead us forward," said Karen Reiter, Vice President, Operations and Payor Management for TriasMD, DISC's parent company. Reiter, who helped Dr. Robert S. Bray, Jr. launch DISC in 2006, served as its administrator until she was promoted to her current role. "Dr. Peters and Andre Schotte absolutely fit the bill and we're excited to have them."

Todd Peters, MD is a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon recognized nationally for his leadership and innovation in minimally invasive surgical (MIS) techniques and regenerative biologics. Drawing from more than two decades of experience in top-to-bottom spine, he takes a highly personalized approach to patient care wrapped in a fierce commitment to minimalism. Highly skilled in the most advanced MIS approaches, he is able to use smaller incisions involving a smaller environment, which reduces tissue and muscle damage. His patients, as a result, experience shorter recovery time and better long-term outcomes, all with less pain and a quicker return to their active lives. Read his full bio HERE.

"Returning to Southern California after 10 years in Colorado, I wanted to join a team of staff and physicians focused on all aspects of treating problems of the spine," said Dr. Peters. "So I was naturally drawn to DISC, the area's largest growing collection of spine professionals in a truly next-level facility that can offer patients more options for the best treatments of their problems."

Andre Schotte brings DISC more than 13 years of combined leadership experience in ASC and hospital administration and has worked in spine and orthopedics since 2012. Most recently, he served as Director of Nursing and Administrator for the Center for Orthopedic Surgery in Van Nuys, a six-OR center for which he created a physician resident program with UCLA and secured the capital for 23-hour stay capabilities. Schotte's background also includes OR manager and various spine-lead positions with Presidio Surgery Center, SCA, Kaiser and several orthopedic and spine-focused facilities. Prior to his work as an administrator, he spent 10 years as a PICC nurse at Sharp and the County of Riverside.

"DISC is widely recognized as a leader in developing outpatient spine, and it's great to work with an organization so focused on quality first," Schotte said. "In my new role, I plan to continue to refine their specialized processes and protocols, ensuring that we always deliver a best-in-class model for spine."


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discmdgroup DISC Sports and Spine Center (DISC) is one of America’s foremost providers of minimally invasive spine procedures and advanced arthroscopic techniques. Our individually picked, highly specialized physicians apply both established and innovative solutions to diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate their patients in a one-stop, multi-disciplinary setting. With a wide range of specialists under one roof, the result is an unmatched continuity of care with more efficiency, less stress for the patient, and a zero MRSA infection rate. Read more articles by discmdgroup.

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