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Vail-Summit surgeons perform first spinal disc surgery of its kind in the U.S.

Published January 10, 2019

Dr. Ernest Braxton and Dr. Jonathan Schoeff of Vail-Summit Orthopaedics recently performed the first trans-umbilical (incision at the belly button) lumbar artificial disc implant. "The effects and outcome of the surgery are the same, but there's significant improvement in cosmesis (a preservation of the body's original beauty)," Dr. Braxton said.

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Last change: January 10, 2019


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