WIRE)–Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain Physicians (MASPP), the most comprehensive pain practice in the U.S.
diagnosing and treating spine and pain related disorders, announced today that
Dr. Frank J.E. Falco, M.D. performed the regions first procedure using the new
Epiducer™ lead delivery system. Dr. Falco has also been selected by St. Jude
Medical to train other physicians nationwide to use this device.
The purpose of the Epiducer lead delivery system is to offer
a less invasive option for introducing multiple leads and/or S-Series™ paddle
leads. Rather than requiring a needle stick for each percutaneous lead or
requiring a laminotomy for S-Series paddle leads, the Epiducer system enables
physicians to gradually dilate the ligamentum flavum through a percutaneous
approach, allowing unprecedented access to the epidural space.
“We are always looking for new methods to help treat our
patients spine and chronic pain related disorders,” said Dr. Falco, founder,
CEO and principal at Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain Physicians. “We have offered
the most advanced options for spinal cord stimulation treatments in the region
for some time now. With the introduction of this cutting edge procedure using
the Epiducer device, were now able to implant surgical paddle leads in a
minimally invasive way. This is a great alternative for patients looking for a
long term solution.”
The Epiducer lead delivery system is a 510(k) cleared device
that enables the introduction of multiple percutaneous spinal cord stimulation
(SCS) leads as well as a unique class of steerable SCS paddle leads through a
single percutaneous entry point.
Dr. Falco was recently involved in the first training
session on the East Coast to 40 pain physicians and neurosurgeons. He will
continue to provide training to other surgeons and pain physicians on the
Epiducer device and how it is used for the implementation of leads and paddles.
About Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain Physicians
Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain Physicians (MASPP) offers an enlightened approach
to treating spine and pain related disorders. The groups nationally recognized
team of experts, comprised of top-rated physicians, chiropractors, and licensed
practitioners, provide advanced surgical and nonsurgical treatment options for
a wide range of spine and chronic pain conditions. From initial consultation to
analysis, testing, treatment, and follow-up care, the group ensures consistent,
compassionate patient care. MASPP provides an array of services on site for the
convenience of its patients, including electrodiagnostic studies, diagnostic
imaging, therapeutic spinal procedures, minimally invasive spine surgery,
chiropractic care, physical therapy and a sleep lab. For more information,