BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (May 30, 2013) – Flood International Consulting Agency (FICA), in partnership with Florida-based The Bonati Institute, has proposed the establishment of several spine surgery centers outside the United States. The agreement was facilitated by FICA Founder and President Dr. Jarrett Flood through his association with key government officials and healthcare providers in various foreign countries.

“In conversations with various officials and doctors, it was apparent there was a medical need outside the U.S. for the kinds of surgical procedures pioneered and perfected by The Bonati Institute,” said Dr. Flood. “We are pleased to enable more patients to receive life-improving spine surgeries as a result of this historic initiative.”

The plan calls for establishing surgical facilities in select countries, the training of foreign surgeons in The Bonati Institute’s proprietary techniques and instrumentation, and offering eligible patients in those counties advanced spine surgery procedures to correct problems of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.

The Bonati Institute was founded in 1985 by Chief Orthopedic Surgeon Alfred O. Bonati, M.D., who advocated for and pioneered arthroscopic surgery to minimize scarring, infection and bleeding and reduce recovery time. The Bonati Institute techniques are now practiced and accepted standards of care for orthopedic and neurosurgery patients across the country and overseas.

China and the State of Qatar are being evaluated as new surgery center locations.

The two organizations are also collaborating on other projects.

About The Bonati Institute 
For over 25 years, The Bonati Spine Institute has been the leader in minimally invasive outpatient spine surgery. Founder Dr. Alfred Bonati was the first to develop and patent methods and instruments for laser spine surgery to correct problems of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, known as The Bonati Spine Procedures. Their success rate of over 90% offers patients renewed hope. Available only at The Bonati Spine Institute, these gentle procedures have been performed successfully more than 40,000 times to treat conditions that include spinal stenosis, arthritis of the spine, herniated discs, bulging discs, whiplash, failed back surgery syndrome, and degenerative disc disease. For more information, visit

About Flood International Consulting Agency
Flood International Consulting Agency (FICA) is a full-service, results–focused consulting firm that provides its clients with strategic solutions, critical resources and reliable services to achieve their growth and profit objectives. FICA services include but are not limited to the following: Healthcare Planning, Development and Consulting, Healthcare Education, Business Development, Global Marketing, Corporate Branding, Government Consulting; and Public Relations and Community Development. A description of FICA’s background and services is available online at