NuVasive opens new office in Japan

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NuVasive has announced that it has opened a new office in Tokyo, which a company press release reports will “strengthen the Company’s ability to bring game-changing products, procedures, and services to the second largest spine market in the world”.

The Tokyo office will be headed by NuVasive’s executive vice president of Asia Pacific, Takaaki Tanaka. Tanaka-san has been with the company since 2009, and brings an extensive 20 years of experience in the spine industry.


“NuVasive’s formal presence in Tokyo is a testament to our commitment to surgeon customers and their patients in Japan. We look forward to improving patient outcomes with superior clinical results as we further introduce XLIF and our comprehensive spine portfolio to the Japanese market,” said Takaaki Tanaka.


NuVasive recently completed several of the first extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF) surgical procedures in key cities and markets as a minimally disruptive option for lumbar spine fusion to patients and surgeons in Japan.