Many spinal approaches, such as ALIF (Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion), create a scar that, for many patients, is objectionable. NovApproach Spine’s patented surgical method has resulted in 100% of patients in an independent study (n = 35) reporting a "high degree of cosmetic satisfaction" with their surgical scar.1
We envision a time in the near future when qualified surgeons adopt natural orifice surgical approaches to the spine to improve patient-reported outcomes. This is an excellent way to achieve an improved surgical experience for their patients with a relatively straight-forward change to their current surgical technique.
1 "A Novel Scar-Less Surgical Approach to the Spine via the Umbilicus" by Sang Hyeop Jeon, MD, Sang-Ho Lee, MD. PhD presented at the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS), 2017
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