Illinois neurosurgeon performs area's 1st multi-lumbar disc replacement

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Juan Jimenez, MD, of Kankakee, Ill.-based Riverside Neurosurgery Specialists, in late October became the first surgeon outside of Chicago to perform multi-lumbar disc replacements.

Dr. Jimenez is using Centinel Spine's motion-preserving Prodisc implant, according to a Nov. 16 news release. He is one of two surgeons in Illinois providing two-level replacements.

"For us, mobility is key," he said in a statement. "We want to make sure the patient has the best opportunity to return to their normal or better range of motion as possible while ultimately being pain-free."

Prodisc is the only implant approved for two-level disc replacement.

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