Dr. Gregory Hoffman, a surgeon with Ortho NorthEast, on Thursday performed the Great Lake region’s first double spinal disc replacement using a procedure only recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
The procedure, performed at Parkview Ortho Hospital, was the second of its kind in the nation, Parkview officials said. The hospital participated in a trial that lead to FDA approval.
Trial success rates for the Two-Level Mobi-C cervical disc replacement were 70 percent compared to 37 percent success for patients whose discs were fused during surgery, Parkview officials said.
“As the industry evolves, quality of life is at the forefront of driving innovation in the orthopedic industry,” Julie Fleck said in a statement. Fleck is Parkview Ortho Hospital’s chief operating officer.