An estimated six to nine million Americans are impacted by scoliosis – a curve in the spine that can present itself at any age, but is much more common in teens and pre-teens. Vertebral body tethering (VBT) is an innovative solution to treating scoliosis in pediatric patients that is less invasive than traditional surgical treatments.
The state-of-the-art facility was specifically designed for orthopedic and sports medicine surgery and will offer the most advanced anesthesia and pain techniques, resulting in less pain and a quicker recovery.
With the completion of the 1,000th heart transplant, Ochsner joins the ranks of 13 other prestigious health care systems across the United States to have reached this milestone – Cleveland Clinic, Duke University, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania, to name a few.
The iFuse procedure is designed to offer a minimally invasive solution for patients who are no longer responding satisfactorily to conservative care and the prospect of a traditional open surgery is not desirable.
LINX® consists of a small band of magnetized titanium beads wrapped around the LES located at the base of the esophagus. This band helps prevent gastric acids from pushing back up into the esophagus from the stomach, yet also safely allows the LES to open when required to allow for easy swallowing.