Reeves Has History in Medical Spinal Stenosis Treatment

By Glenn Kahl, MyRipon Journalist

Photo: Ripon Rotary past president Tim Reeves holds a Vertos Mild Device he took part in developing that cuts away tiny bone chips that cause spinal stenosis using a tiny rod requiring no invasive surgery.

Tim Reeves has done his part in medical science in the development of the Vertos Medical Spinal Stenosis Treatment Device Kit -- providing a mild decompression procedure to the spine. Reeves is a quiet Rotarian known for his bushy hair and calm demeanor led the Ripon Rotary Club at Spring Creek Country Club several years ago, but who has altered back pain for medical patients.

Hailing originally from Marina in Monterey County, Reeves holds a degree in Physiology initially focused on becoming a veterinarian, however he was drawn into the field of a research scientist. He then evolved into becoming a regulatory affairs professional focusing on the development of medical devices, eventually the Vertos Mild Device -- working with medical firms from Denver to New York over the years.

The Vertos Medical firm, located in Aliso Viejo, California, reports that its “Mild” device kit enables a minimally invasive procedure to remove the cause of stenosis through a portal in the back the size of a baby aspirin removing tiny pieces of bone between the di. The procedure requires no stitches, general anesthesia, implants or overnight hospital stays.

Reeves began his work with the major cardiac vascular firm in 1987 in the development of Angioplasty products and stents and worked at large medical institutes around the country such as Duke, Stanford, Harvard, Baylor and Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans as well as the Walter Reed Army Hospital and was also involved in animal research working in Europe and India.

His wife Karen serves as a clinical scientist for Quest and their daughter is currently at UC Davis in an Occupational Therapy program after graduating from the Modesto High School’s IB Program.

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