Neurosurgery Research

Cervical and Lumbar Fusion (NOC2 Registry)

National neurosurgical and orthopedic spine surgeons are conducting a long-term study of outcomes and safety associated with lumbar and cervical surgery. With the study we hope to determine which procedures, products and technologies have the best patient outcomes. Any patient undergoing fusion surgery with Dr. George Shanno is eligible to participate.

Carotid Artery Stenting (Sapphire Registry)

Stroke affects 700,000 Americans each year with a stroke occurring about every 45 seconds. One of the leading causes of stroke is untreated carotid artery stenosis. The carotid arteries are the two large blood vessels on either side of the neck and are the main source of blood to the brain. Carotid artery disease occurs when one or both arteries become narrowed or blocked by a buildup of plaque. This disease should be detected and treated as soon as possible to reduce serious risk for stroke.

Carotid artery stenting is a minimally invasive procedure that helps prevent strokes by re-opening the blocked artery. The stent is placed into the narrowed carotid artery and expands to re-open the blocked or narrowed artery thus restoring blood flow to the brain. This procedure is currently used as an alternative to carotid endarterectomy in patients felt to be at high risk during open carotid surgery.

Rebound Orthopedic & Neurosurgery is participating in a World Wide Clinical Registry to collect additional clinical outcome data for a Carotid Artery Stenting device already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).