Vertos Medical

The People Behind the mild® Procedure

Our Purpose

Unlocking Life Through Mobility

At Vertos, we empower healthcare providers and patients with minimally invasive treatments for LSS (lumbar spinal stenosis). After witnessing the impact that LSS has on millions of patients’ quality of life annually, it became not just our goal — but our mission — to help patients suffering from back pain reclaim their quality of life using the simplest, safest, most durable, and early treatment available.

Our Journey

The story behind the mild® Procedure

In 2005, the mild® Procedure was created to fill a treatment gap for patients who developed spinal stenosis but were not willing or able to tolerate spine surgery.

Our Values

At Vertos, we are driven to change the standard of care with durable, first-line treatments that improve quality of life for patients suffering from back pain
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We see the suffering that LSS patients endure and we want to make a lasting impact in their lives.

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We believe in the mild® Procedure, recommending it to friends, family and anyone who may benefit from it.

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We are in continuous pursuit to advance and provide optimal LSS care.

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We partner with the nation’s leading institutions and healthcare providers to ensure LSS patients have access to mild® as a treatment option.

Let's Get Moving

Offering decades of experience and expertise in the healthcare field, our team continues to advance minimally invasive technologies to help the millions of patients suffering from LSS return to a better quality of life.

Our Leadership Team

Eric Wichems

President & Chief Executive Officer

Rebecca Colbert

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer

Stephen E. Paul

Chief Commercial Officer

Mehrzad Khakpour, PhD

Chief Technology Officer

Mort Albert

Vice President of Product Development

Karen Davis

Vice President of Clinical Research

Kris Krustangel

Vice President of Sales

David P. Lalor Jr.

Vice President of Operations, Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance

Hugh Neuharth

Vice President of Finance

Matt Russo

Vice President of Human Resources

Heidi Younan

Vice President of Marketing

Major Investors

Our Board of Directors

Mike Boggs

Managing Partner, Revelation Partners

Ittai Harel

Managing General Partner, Pitango HealthTech

Hugo Harrod

Partner, MVM Partners LLP

Daniel Pelak

Operating Partner, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe

Zack Scott

General Partner, Norwest Venture Partners

Eric Wichems

President and Chief Executive Officer

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5-Year Study Demonstrates 88% of mild® Patients Avoided Surgical Decompression for at Least 5 Years While Experiencing Significant Symptom Relief

According to the study, the mild® Procedure significantly decreased the incidence of surgical decompression at the same treatment level(s) as mild® intervention during five-year follow-up. Nine out of 75 patients required lumbar surgical decompression at the same level during the follow-up period, making the annual incidence of same-level lumbar-decompression surgery just 2.4%. Subjects experienced statistically significant pain relief and reduction of opioid medications utilization at 3, 6, and 12 months compared to baseline. There were no major complications reported.

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Our Opportunities for Growth

Revolutionary Vision,
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We’re Always Looking for Top Talent

Make a Difference at Vertos
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At Vertos, we care. We care about patients. We care about the healthcare community. We care about our employees and we care about making a difference by changing the standard of care for the LSS community. If this resonates with you, and you’re a motivated and experienced professional, you may be a great fit for our team. We are proud to be an and would love to hear from you.

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Our Employees

Find out what our team has to say about Vertos and the mild® Procedure
To hear stories from patients about how they can walk, golf and spend more time with family is just incredible. I stand behind the mild® Procedure and love talking to anyone I can about it.
Initially I chose to work at Vertos because it offered the ability to create a market that really didn’t exist and a smaller company atmosphere/culture that allowed my voice to be heard as an employee.
The company has an incredible reputation around its culture for both performance and accountability. Team members are valued and there is a true opportunity to make changes in people's lives and within the company itself.
I was impressed with the strong sense of team and integrity, company-wide, as well as the vision and disruptive product that gives patients a safe yet effective option to address their chronic pain.
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