TEL AVIV, Israel, June 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Carevature Medical Ltd., developer of advanced orthopedic surgery solutions, announced today the first cervical decompression cases using its proprietary dreal® system in the US. The procedures were performed by Dr. John Peloza of the Center for Spine Care, Dallas, TX.
Dr. Peloza, a world-renowned orthopedic surgeon specializing in advanced minimally invasive spine technologies, has been using the dreal® system continuously since late 2016. Dr. Peloza has successfully performed over 40 lumbar procedures at the Baylor Scott and White Medical Center, Frisco, TX, before employing the dreal® system in cervical spinal decompression for the first time in the US. The cervical cases included posterior decompressions, in which Dr. Peloza was able to perform a bilateral C4-5 foraminotomy through a small laminotomy opening; and ACDF and corpectomy procedures, where he was able to safely remove osteophytes from the posterior part of the vertebral bodies of the levels treated.
Using the dreal® system enabled Dr. Peloza to effectively decompress the spinal nerves with minimal damage to surrounding tissue, while maintaining a high safety profile.
“I was introduced to dreal® long before the system’s US approval, and was eager to start using it with my patients”, says Dr. Peloza. “The dreal® system fits with my philosophy: preserving as much healthy tissue as possible, making these procedures shorter and safer – and most importantly, improving patient recovery. This system is intuitive, it’s easy to use, and it has become an integral tool that I’ve been using in a growing number of spinal decompressions”.
“These cases demonstrate the huge commercial potential of the dreal® system”, says Robert (Bob) W. Cook, a seasoned spine industry executive, recently appointed as Carevture’s VP Marketing and Sales. “while innovative tools have been introduced for lumbar decompression, no other solution brings dreal®‘s ability to effectively decompress the entire spine, with minimum trauma and maximum safety”.