Dr. John Peloza performs 1st cervical decompressions with Carevature Medical technology: 5 things to know


John Peloza, MD, of Dallas-based Center for Spine Care, performed the nation's first cervical decompression procedures with Carevature Medical's Dreal system.

Here are five things to know:


1. Dr. Peloza began using the Dreal system in late 2016.


2. He performed a bilateral C4-5 foraminotomy via a small laminotomy opening.


3. Dr. Peloza also performed anterior cervical discectomy and fusion as well as corpectomy procedures, removing osteophytes from the vertebral bodies' posterior section.


4. The Dreal technology allowed Dr. Peloza to decompress spinal nerves without harming surrounding tissue.


5. Dr. Peloza specializes in minimally invasive spine techniques.



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