Medtronic's recently approved spinal cord stimulator, Vanta, debuted at Duluth, Minn.-based Lakewalk Surgery Center, according to a July 29 Linkedin post.
Chris Davies, MD, reportedly was the first to implant Vanta, according to a Medtronic sales representative. Dr. Davies works on the anesthesia/pain management team at the surgery center.
Vanta is a recharge-free implantable device with a battery life of up to 11 years. It has Medtronic's SureScan technology and AdaptiveStim. The device received FDA approval in June.