Superion by Vertiflex

February 1, 2015 | Solutions

Surgical relief of Spinal Stenosis need not be so risky and invasive. Modern medical advancements offer an FDA-approved “Band-Aid” surgery to treat Spinal Stenosis. This procedure, called Superion, was developed by Vertiflex® specifically to offer a better surgical option for treating Spinal Stenosis or lower back pain.

Superion-Spacer-InsertionFor this procedure, Dr. Skaliy makes an approximately one-inch incision into the skin. A port about the size of your finger is inserted. A small implant is placed between the vertebrae to re-open the compressed area. This implant releases the pressure and relieves the pain caused by Spinal Stenosis.


This surgical alternative offers a comparable success rate to traditional fusion surgery. And, unlike Spinal Fusion surgery, this Spinal Stenosis treatment:

  • Is much less invasive and non-destructive
  • Leaves bones and ligaments intact
  • Places no permanent bars or screws in the spine
  • Can be easily reversed
  • Does not require general anesthesia
  • Most patients return home the day of surgery


Why is it called “Band-Aid” Surgery?

Superion-Spacer-PlacedThe entire procedure is performed through a finger-sized port in the back. Our specialized surgical and magnification equipment allows precise and effective surgical procedures with the least risk to the patient. Dr. Skaliy can perform the entire operation, stitch the port closed and cover the incision with a Band-Aid. This option means no general anesthesia during the procedure and much less discomfort to the patient during recovery.


READ BLOG: Could your lower back pain be caused by Spinal Stenosis?
There is no reason for you to endure the pain or risk permanent numbness, weakness or paralysis that can be caused by Spinal Stenosis. To learn more about Superion by Vertiflex, fill out the form below to schedule your consultation with Dr. Skaliy today.


Experiencing Spinal Stenosis Back Pain? from Dr. Mike Skaliy on Vimeo.

About the Author

Dr. Michael Skaliy

Throughout his career Dr. Michael Skaliy has felt that medicine is a rapidly changing field and he’s continued to stay up to date to bring the latest cutting edge therapies into his practice. Most recently, he introduced stem cell therapy and minimally invasive same day spine surgery, which is done through a small device the size of a pencil.

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