First implantation of Expanding Orthopedics FLXfit 3D expandable cage performed in New Jersey, USA


Jonathan Lewin of North Shore Forest Hills Hospital in New York has become the first surgeon in New Jersey, USA to adopt the FLXfit articulated and lordotic expandable cage for the treatment of minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS TLIF) surgery.

Lewin, director of Spine Surgery at North Shore Forest Hills Hospital in New York and director of the Center for Musculosketal Disorders in Englewood, New Jersey, is a leader in minimally invasive and endoscopic spine surgery, according to Expandable Orthopaedics.

Lewin states, “I was immediately impressed by the FLXfit’s immense footprint and was excited to finally be able to insert a big cage from the back through an MIS single portal incision.” He explains, “The FLXfit is the only cage available on the market that dials in lordosis within the disc space. This enables us to offer every patient a customised implant that will adapt to the patient’s unique anatomy and provide the best possible fit and stability.”

Lewin adds, “We are excited to adopt advanced new technologies for MIS surgery as we have expanded our practice with the addition of Seth Grossman and Vigmin Vora to cope with the increased demand for our services. Our goal is to become one of the leading MIS spine surgery teams in New Jersey. The adoption of such unique MIS technologies enables us to offer our patients the best possible treatment options leading to faster recovery.”