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March 19th, 2014

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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

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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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Texas Health Resources

March 19th, 2014

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Fall 2004 Reaching New Heights in Back Pain Relief

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Fall 2005 Good News for Back Pain Sufferers

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THE NEW YORK TIMES July 6, 2005 When F.D.A. Says Yes, but Inurers Say No By BARNABY J. FEDER

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THE NEW YORK TIMES July 6, 2005 When F.D.A. Says Yes, but Inurers Say No By BARNABY J. FEDER

Medical device makers devote years and millions of dollars to winning regulatory approval for new products. But all that work does not necessarily produce the kind of data that persuades insurers to pay for the products once they hit the market. Take what has happened since the Food and Drug Administration gave Johnson & Johnson clearance last fall to sell an implantable spinal disk called the Charite (shar-ee-TAY). The initial reaction was just what the company had hoped. The few surgeons trained during clinical trials to implant the disk were peppered with calls from would-be patients who had been putting off the hazards of spinal fusion for years in the hope of getting a new disk. Hundreds of surgeons signed up for Johnson’s three-day sessions to learn how to perform the demanding procedure. Eight months later, though, most private insurers […]

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The U.S. News & World Report July 17, 2006

March 19th, 2014

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The U.S. News & World Report July 17, 2006

While minimally invasive surgery revolutionized the fields of orthopedics, cardiology, and gastrointestinal medicine over the past two decades, few people would have guessed that !his technology could be applied to spine surgery Pioneering work by specialists like John Peloza, M.D. of the Center for Spine Care, however, is proving that many neck and back operations can be performed with Minimal Access Spine Technology (MAST). “The benefits to the patients are significant,” explains Dr. Peloza, an internationally recognized spine surgeon who has performed more minimally invasive spine procedures than perhaps any other surgeon in the country. “Traditional surgery remains the gold standard of care for many conditions, but it causes damage to the ligaments, muscles, bones, joints, nerves, and blood vessels around the spine. Long scars are common. MAST allows us to perform the same techniques as we do during ‘open’ […]

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Dr. Peloza Voted one of D Magazine's Best Doctors In Dallas 2003

March 19th, 2014

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Dr. Peloza Voted one of D Magazine’s Best Doctors In Dallas 2003

Specialty: Spine Surgery When the topic of minimally invasive surgical techniques for the spine arises, chances are Dr. John Peloza’s name immediately comes to mind. In addition to the D Magazine honor, Dr. Peloza is one of only four percent of doctors in the U.S. voted “Best Doctors in America.” Dr. Peloza is on the forefront of the most leading edge techniques for treating back and neck problems. For patients, this is a huge relief as successful minimally invasive surgery means small incisions, no separation of surrounding muscles, less pain, and less recovery time. For starters, Dr. Peloza has performed more Sextant™ minimally invasive fusion surgeries than any other doctor in the country. He has been a clinical investigator for several Federal Drug Administration-approved clinical studies such as the BAK Interbody Fusion System and Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy. He is involved […]

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Dr. Peloza Voted one of D Magazine's Best Doctors in Dallas 2004

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Dr. Peloza Voted one of D Magazine’s Best Doctors in Dallas 2004

Specialty: Spine Surgery “It’s an exciting time to be a spine specialist as we are able to offer revolutionary minimal access spinal technologies (MAST) to our patients years ahead of others,” says John Peloza, M.D., a pioneer in micro-endoscopic surgical techniques for the spine, and medical director of the Center for Spine Care. In addition to the D Magazine honor for the second year, Dr. Peloza is one of only four percent of doctors in the U.S. voted “Best Doctors in America,” the gold standard of physician quality. In addition to MAST techniques, Dr. Peloza is on the forefront of motion technologies, artificial discs, and biologics. He is a clinical research investigator, a scientific advisor to international spine technology companies, and an instructor of these techniques to surgeons around the world. Dr. Peloza has performed more Sextant™ minimally invasive fusion […]

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Dr. Peloza Voted one of D Magazine's Best Doctors in Dallas 2005

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Dr. Peloza Voted one of D Magazine’s Best Doctors in Dallas 2005

Specialty: Spine Surgery Widely recognized in the industry as one of the most experienced spine surgeons in the country, John Peloza, M.D. is an innovator and pioneer of micro-endoscopic surgical techniques for the spine. The revolutionary minimal access spinal technologies (MAST) have dramatically changed the outcomes for patients with back and neck problems and continue to pave the way for future innovative treatments. Honored by D Magazine for the third year, Dr. Peloza is also one of only four percent of doctors in the U.S. continuously voted Best Doctors in America. the gold standard of physician quality. He was recently honored by being cited in the Consumers’ Research Council of America Guidebook as a Top Surgeon in America. In addition to MAST techniques, Dr. Peloza is on the forefront of motion technologies, artificial discs, and biologics. He is a clinical […]

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Dr. Peloza Voted one of D Magazine's Best Doctors in Dallas 2006

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Dr. Peloza Voted one of D Magazine’s Best Doctors in Dallas 2006

Specialty: Spine Surgery Clinical research investigator. Patient advocate. Scientific advisor to international spine-technology companies. Instructor and mentor to surgeons around the world. This is a glimpse of the impressive resume of John Peloza, M.D., widely recognized in the industry as one of the country’s most experienced spine surgeons. Dr. Peloza is an innovator and pioneer of micro-endosopic surgical techniques for the spine. These revolutionary minimal-access spinal technologies have dramatically changed the outcomes for patients. He is credited with helping launch the most recent minimally-invasive advances such as SEXTANT, MET-Rx, Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP), and the new Maverick artificial disc replacement. In addition, Dr. Peloza has performed more minimally-invasive fusion surgeries than perhaps any other surgeon in the country. The next frontier of modern spine treatment is Dynamic Stablization-stablizing the spine without fusion. Dr. Peloza is helping to hone this dynamic […]

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Stem Cell
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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.