Edward DelSole, MD, has performed the first lumbar spinal fusion surgery with a lifetime guarantee at Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Community Medical Center.
The lifetime guarantee for the procedure was launched by Geisinger Health Plan and devicemaker Medacta Group.
Dr. DelSole performed the procedure using Medacta's M.U.S.T Pedicle Screw System and MIS MySpine MCpatient matched solution.
"This new guarantee allows us to expand our ProvenCare commitment for patients who qualify for spinal fusion surgery while offering them a sense of security on the clinical outcome when making the decision to have the procedure," Michael Suk, MD, chair of the department of orthopedic surgery at Geisinger, said in a March 8 press release. "By standing behind our world-class joint replacement, spinal surgeries and other orthopedic care options, Geisinger is demonstrating its commitment to making better health easier and more accessible for our patients and communities."