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Brandon Regional Hospital Announces First Surgery in Hillsborough County to Implant BRYAN Cervical Disc

Donna A. Saatman, MD is First Surgeon in Hillsborough County to implant the BRYAN® Surgical Disc

Brandon, FL – Brandon Regional Hospital announces that it has performed the first surgery in Hillsborough County to implant Medtronic’s BRYAN® Cervical Disc. The surgery was performed by Donna A. Saatman, MD, who was recognized by Medtronic for her skills and was chosen to bring the technology to Hillsborough County.

Dr. Saatman is a Diplomat of the American Board of Neurological Surgery. She received her MD degree from the State University of New York Health Science Center in Syracuse, New York. She completed her residency training in neurosurgery at the University of South Florida where she achieved the distinction of being named Chief Resident of Neurosurgery

The BRYAN® Cervical Disc System was approved by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of single-level cervical disc disease (radiculopathy and/or myelopathy).

The BRYAN® Cervical Disc is a titanium-polyurethane prosthetic device that is inserted between the vertebrae to replace the natural spinal disc. The BRYAN® Cervical Disc is designed to maintain range of motion in the neck which the potential alternative anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) does not. With the ACDF, the diseased disc is removed and the empty space is fused using a bone graft with a plate and bone screws which eliminates the range of motion in the operated segment of the neck. The BRYAN® Cervical Disc is designed to allow for motion of the cervical spine (neck) including flexion/extension (forward-backward rotation), lateral bending (side-to-side rotation), axial rotation (looking left and right) as well as translation (gliding).

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