DALLAS, April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- North American Spine™, the exclusive provider of the AccuraScope® Procedure, was featured on Metro News Canada, April 2, 2015. The article featured the emotional journeys of Albertans who suffered from chronic back pain. Patients who initially sought local treatment were placed on outrageous hospital waitlists.
The article states that "according to Alberta Health Services, 90 per cent of Albertans in need of spine surgery face wait times between 26 and 37.4 weeks."
Harold Stumpf was one of those patients. He suffered from chronic back pain and opted for treatment in the U.S. where the wait was significantly less. Stumpf underwent his procedure at North American Spine in Dallas, TX.
"The minute I stepped off that table, I knew my life had changed," Stumpf said in the article.
Stumpf was one of many Canadians who found relief through North American Spine. Of the 217 Canadians treated at North American Spine, 164 of them were Albertans.
"The stories of patients who wait in agony is heartbreaking," said Jon Sasser of North American Spine. "Fortunately, North American Spine offers expedited services to these patients helping people achieve a normal life again."
To date, more than 8,000 AccuraScope procedures have been performed by board-certified physicians with specialty training. Medical research has shown that the AccuraScope procedure has an 82% success rate and saves patients an average of $23,190 in out-of-pocket costs over 5 years by reducing expenses including medical visits and medications.
"More than 70% of North American Spine patients travel out-of-state for the exclusive AccuraScope® procedure," explained Sasser. "If one trip meant ending your chronic back pain and returning to the things you used to enjoy, you'd go just about anywhere."
About North American Spine™
North American Spine™ is the exclusive provider of the AccuraScope® Procedure, a minimally invasive spine surgery—which typically lasts less than 45 minutes— to treat chronic back pain. To date, more than 8,000 AccuraScope procedures have been performed by board-certified physicians with specialty training. Medical research has shown that the AccuraScope procedure has an 82% success rate and saves patients an average of $23,190 in out-of-pocket costs over 5 years by reducing expenses including medical visits and medications.
North American Spine physicians are spine experts with specialty training in Orthopedic Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery, or Interventional Pain Management. Using tiny incisions and state-of-the-art visualization, these experts provide minimally invasive decompression and/or stabilization to patients using the least invasive means possible to alleviate their pain.
SOURCE North American Spine