Leading interventional pain physicians from key U.S. centers gathered at a special clinical symposium to share their experience with Vertos Medical’s mild (Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression), the least invasive surgical procedure for treating lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS), with no implants left behind.* Their early clinical experiences suggest that mild may be an appropriate treatment alternative earlier in the LSS progression, as mild patients have shown favorable results when comparing post-treatment improvement at three months to open surgical procedure patient results at one year1. Moreover, mild leaves future surgical options open.
The June 29 symposium in Arlington, Va., was headlined by respected pain medicine experts Wade Wong, D.O., professor of Radiology and Anesthesiology and chief of Interventional and Spine Neuroradiology, University of California, San Diego; and Bohdan Chopko, M.D., Ph.D., clinical faculty member at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and practicing neurosurgeon at Mid-Ohio Neurosurgical Care, Mansfield, Ohio. Symposium content included a mild clinical experience review, a didactic on mild patient selection and procedure execution, and a hands-on cadaver workshop.