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Good Morning Texas - ABC Channel 8

March 21st, 2014

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Good Morning Texas – ABC Channel 8

Dr Peloza is featured as a regular part of the Health Segment of the program. This month, Dr. Peloza discusses Kyphoplasty™, a new, minimally invasive treatment for compression fracturws of the spine.

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Texas Cable Network - TXCN - Family Time

March 21st, 2014

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Texas Cable Network – TXCN – Family Time

Dr Peloza reviews a case study and discusses new minimally invasive surgery techniques with more predictable results.

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FOX 4 News - channel 4

March 21st, 2014

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FOX 4 News – channel 4

FOX 4 News Features Dr. Peloza on minimally invasive microdiscectomies.

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FOX 4 News - channel 4

March 21st, 2014

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FOX 4 News – channel 4

FOX 4 News Features Dr. Peloza on new minimally invasive spine surgery.

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Fox 4 News for August 2 2007

March 21st, 2014

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Fox 4 News for August 2 2007

FOX 4 News is there as Dr. Peloza implants the first-ever PRESTIGE artifical disc.

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Reader's Digest

March 19th, 2014

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Reader’s Digest

“…Sue Wayne’s life is happy today, but more than a year ago it wasn’t that way. Wayne, 55, suffered from degenerative disk disease. Traditional treatment would have meant fusing her spine, followed by a lengthy recuperation period. Instead, orthopedic surgeon John Peloza of the Center for Spine Care in Dallas used heat to repair the damaged tissue, and sent Wayne home the same day. In the still-experimental procedure, a catheter with a heating coil was inserted in Wayne’s back and guided inside the disk. The heat was gradually turned up until the catheter reached 194 degrees. “During this time,” says Peloza, “the collagen, the basic structural unit of the disk, contracted.” In doing so it sealed over the tear in the disk. Peloza has performed this procedure on nearly 80 patients with chronic pain, and more than 70 percent report […]

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Dallas Business Journal

March 19th, 2014

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Dallas Business Journal

July 6, 1998 by Lisa Tanner Dallas doctor uses pioneering back procedure A Dallas-based spine specialist is one of a handful of physicians nationwide to use a new medical procedure to treat patients with chronic back pain. The procedure, called Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy, is used for degenerated and herniated disc problems, which affect many individuals. The procedure helps by shrinking – not cutting – the areas within the disc that cause the pain. It’s done by inserting a catheter into the affected discs, which usually contain areas of tom collagen, putting immense pressure on the network of nerves. The catheter’s heat is used to shrink the tissue, which kills nerve endings and seals up the holes in the discs’ outer layers. There are many benefits to the procedure, including a significant decrease in pain and improvement in function, according to […]

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The Dallas Morning News

March 19th, 2014

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The Dallas Morning News

January 25, 1999 Surgical technique may ease sting of back pain A new, innovative medical procedure appears to be providing much-needed relief for chronic back pain sufferers. The minimally invasive technique, hailed by some as the spine’s version of arthroscopic joint surgery, is being used to treat degenerated and herniated disk problems – the gradual or sudden damage that causes discs to lose the ability to absorb the loads and shock placed on them. Intradiscal electrothermal therapy involves navigating a catheter via a needle into the affected discs, which usually contain areas of torn collagen that cause inflammation and place pressure on a network of nerves. The surgeon gradually administers heat to shrink collagen-laden tissue within the disc, killing nerve endings and sealing holes in the outer layers of the disk. The result for patients is a decrease in pain […]

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Orthopedics Today

March 19th, 2014

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Orthopedics Today

Monograph to the August 2002 issue Minimally invasive technique for spine fusion John H. Peloza, MD … the increase in soft-tissue damage secondary to surgical exposure and operating time has had a negative impact on outcome. Mechanical, discogenic low back pain that has failed conservative care has traditionally been treated by lumbar fusion. Fusion procedures have evolved over time. Fusions were initially performed through a posterior approach. This posterior procedure required the dissection of the paraspinal musculature off the bone elements. The dissection caused significant muscle injury and is informally known as “fusion disease.” The muscle damage is caused by direct compression of the muscle tissue by the retractors and is analogous to a tourniquet applied to the muscle of an extremity. This compression and damage causes decreased arterial inflow and decreased venous outflow to the muscle capillary beds with […]

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Orthopedics Today

March 19th, 2014

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Orthopedics Today

November 2003 Edition In the past five years minimally invasive spinal technologies have developed to offer alternatives to traditional open techniques for many patients. We are seeing similar benefits and changes in orthopedic spinal care to those our profession experienced with arthroscopy’s impact on approaches to many joint surgeries. These benefits include shorter hospital stays, less disruption and denervation of the adjacent tissue, less extensive rehabilitation nd potentially shorter operating times. The procedures necessary to perform an anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF), posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PUF) and transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TUF) are discussed throughout this monograph. The advantages and disadvantages of minimally invasive procedures for patients and surgeons are also debated in this discussion. I would like to thank the faculty and moderator, David Fardon, MD, for participating, and Medtronic Sofamor Danek for its support of this monograph […]

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Stem Cell
Therapy

Center for Spine Care offers stem cell therapy as a conservative treatment to promote natural healing for back or neck pain. Utilizing mesenchymal stem cells, this new method is used to treat patients with neck and back pain caused from degenerative disc disease.