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COFLEX

The first and only motion-preserving treatment approved for degenerative spinal stenosis

 

coflex CSC's John Peloza, M.D. & Michael J. Musacchio, Jr., M.D., FAANS first in the country since FDA approval to use coflex, the first and only motion-preserving treatment approved for degenerative spinal stenosis

 

John Peloza, M.D. and Michael J. Musacchio, Jr., M.D., FAANS are the first in the United States since FDA approval to use the coflex Interlaminar Technology, a motion preserving, minimally invasive treatment for people with degenerative spinal stenosis. The first case was done November 5, 2012 at the Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery in Dallas.

For patients with lumbar stenosis or spondylolisthesis, which are both very painful conditions, this is a welcome and much awaited treatment. Stenosis is a painful condition caused by narrowing of the spinal canal, which puts pressure on the nerves causing pain in the groin, buttocks and down the leg. Spondylolisthesis is when one vertebra slips forward over the vertebra below it. Most often, this happens in the lower back because that part of the spine bears excess weight and absorbs significant directional pressures.

 

Coflex CSC’s Dr. John Peloza, Dr. Michael Musacchio, Jr., and surgical assistant Jeff Boutte in the operating room 11/5/2012. The doctors are the FIRST in the country since FDA approval to use the new coflex implant and will be training other surgeons across the U.S. on this new technology. If you have back pain, you may be a candidate for this or one of many other modern procedures that CSC offers.

 

 

 

 

The coflex device is used in conjunction with decompression treatment and provides stabilization to the spine and a unique "flexion" design that helps provide patients with more mobility. Until now, the standard treatment has been spinal fusion which can limit movement.

CSC Medical Director Dr. John Peloza, a pioneer of minimally invasive treatments for the spine, says the coflex device offers an exciting new way to treat patients with stenosis and spondylolisthesis. "Our goal at CSC is always to get patients back to their normal lives as quickly as possible," he says. "The minimally invasive co-flex achieves this with shorter operating times and hospital stays, quicker recovery time, faster pain relief, greater mobility at the treatment level, as well as natural movement at adjacent levels. For most patients, we can do the procedure in an ambulatory surgery center."

 

CoflexCSC's John Peloza, M.D. & Mike Musacchio, Jr., M.D., FAANS are the first in the country since FDA approval to use the new coflex device, a brand new minimally invasive technology for people with spinal stenosis. Stenosis can cause lower back pain, buttock pain, and pain down the leg. The doctors did the first procedure in the country on 11/5/2012!

 

 

 

 

 

CSC's Dr. Michael J. Musacchio, also a pioneer in minimally invasive spine treatments, is looking forward to treating many patients with the co-flex. "We do not offer patients with back or neck pain a 'one size fits all' approach to treatment," he says. "We are involved in numerous clinical research studies in helping develop the most modern technologies that provide relief. The coflex is an exciting new treatment and we are proud to be the first in the country to use it."

Both CSC physicians will be training surgeons across the country on how to use the new device. "I'm looking forward to training colleagues across the country on this modern technology so that they too can help patients heal quickly from debilitating back pain."

 

CoflexOne of the many reasons for you or your loved ones to select a CSC physician if you have neck or back pain: Because of their vast experience, John Peloza, M.D. and Michael J. Musacchio, Jr., M.D. are often invited to train other surgeons in new, minimally-invasive spine technologies. Pictured are Dr. Peloza & Dr. Musacchio after receiving recognition for being the first in the country since FDA approval, to use the coflex device on patients with lower back pain. Both doctors trained a group of surgeons last week on the new, modern device.

 

 

 

Since 1996, the Center for Spine Care has been on the forefront of many of the most modern, minimally-invasive technologies currently used to treat patients with back or neck pain. Utilizing these technologies as well as clinical research data provided on all of their treatments and procedures, CSC is able to diagnose and offer patients options based on this evidence based research.

 

CSC's Dr. Peloza and Dr. Musacchio are listed in Becker's "10 Recent Milestones for Spine Surgeons" for being among the first surgeons in the country to use the Coflex Interlaminar Technology since its FDA approval!

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Dr. Musacchio & Dr. PelozaThe biggest spine society meeting in North America, (NASS), was held in Dallas in October 2012! Dr. Peloza & Dr. Musacchio attended the Paradigm Spine “Train the Trainer” meeting for the recently approved CoFlex Interlaminar Stabilization device. Drs. Peloza & Musacchio are among a small, select group to be the first in the country to utilize the device post FDA approval, and both will be training other surgeons around the country. The CoFlex is an exciting new technology for patients with lumbar stenosis with or without back pain and is used in conjunction with lumbar decompression. In most cases, it is an outpatient procedure.

 

 

 

Dr. PelozaCSC Medical Director John Peloza, M.D., had a busy presentation schedule in October 2012 at the North American Spine Society meeting. Dr. Peloza conducted a presentation to colleagues regarding the new Co Flex stabilization device to be used for patients with lumbar stenosis in conjunction with decompression. Dr. Peloza and Dr. Michael J. Musacchio, Jr. are a handful of surgeons in the country using the NEW device post-FDA approval and will be training other surgeons!

 

 

 

Dr. PelozaCSC Medical Director John Peloza, M.D., conducting a presentation to colleagues regarding the new Co Flex stabilization device to be used for patients with lumbar stenosis in conjunction with decompression at the North American Spine Society meeting in October 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Becker's Spine Review

Center for Spine Care Drs. John Peloza, Michael Musacchio Use Coflex Device for Spine Surgery

CSC’s John Peloza, M.D. & Michael J. Musacchio, Jr., M.D. are in the news. Becker’s Spine Review recently did a story about Dr. Peloza & Dr. Musacchio being the first surgeons in the country to use the new & modern coflex device for spine surgery.

 

10 Recent Milestones for Spine Surgeons

CSC's Dr. Peloza and Dr. Musacchio are listed in Becker's "10 Recent Milestones for Spine Surgeons" for being among the first surgeons in the country to use the Coflex Interlaminar Technology since its FDA approval!

 

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