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Geisinger Medical Center performs 1st lumbar spinal fusion with 'lifetime guarantee

By Admin | March 23, 2023

CASTEL SAN PIETROSwitzerland and DANVILLE, Pa.March 8, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Geisinger Health Plan and the Medacta Group SA, a Swiss company specializing in sustainable solutions for joint replacement, sports medicine and spine surgeries, announced the first lifetime guarantee for a lumbar spinal fusion surgery.

"This new guarantee allows us to expand our ProvenCare® commitment for patients who qualify for spinal fusion surgery while offering them a sense of security on the clinical outcome when making the decision to have the procedure," said Michael Suk, M.D.,J.D., chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. "By standing behind our world-class joint replacement, spinal surgeries and other orthopedic care options, Geisinger is demonstrating its commitment to making better health easier and more accessible for our patients and communities."

The first lifetime guaranteed spinal fusion surgery was performed at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton by Edward DelSole, MD. Dr. DelSole successfully completed the procedure using Medacta's M.U.S.T. Pedicle Screw System and MIS MySpine MCpatient matched solution. This technology allows for accurate and reliable decision making for the surgeon, as well as a less invasive procedure  and a faster recovery time for the patient.

A global leader in orthopaedic medical devices, Medacta provides tailored high-level educational pathways to support surgeons —  including those at Geisinger — in surgical techniques and the use of their specially-designed hip, knee, shoulder and spinal implants for minimally-invasive personalized surgeries. Medacta's innovative solutions and technologies, part of the MySolutions Personalized Ecosystem, are designed to improve patient outcomes and healthcare efficiency.

"Tailored medical education along with personalized solutions are at the forefront of all we do at Medacta with the aim of empowering surgeons and improving patient outcomes," said...(More)

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