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Baxano Surgical to Train 35 Surgeons on Advanced MIS Techniques

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Baxano Surgical, Inc. (Nasdaq:BAXS), a medical device company focused on designing, developing and marketing minimally invasive products to treat degenerative conditions of the lumbar spine, today announced that the Company is participating in an MIS-based training course hosted by the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS), and co-chaired by Anthony Yeung, MD and James J Yue, MD.

The course, to be held September 12th-14th in Phoenix, AZ, will train 35 spine surgeons from around the world on advanced endoscopic and MIS techniques. The course will cover a variety of technologies and approaches including lectures from leading spine surgeons and peer-to-peer laboratory training for attendees featuring Baxano Surgical's AxiaLIF and iO-Flex products.

"Our MIS technologies are designed to achieve excellent patient outcomes while minimizing complications and shortening hospital stays," stated Ken Reali, President and CEO of Baxano Surgical. "Training new users on Baxano Surgical products is critical to our growth. We are proud to be a sponsor of the ISASS training course which will help us expand our user base."

About Baxano Surgical, Inc.

Baxano Surgical, Inc. is a medical device company focused on designing, developing, and marketing minimally invasive products to treat degenerative conditions of the spine affecting the lumbar region. Baxano Surgical currently markets the AxiaLIF® family of products for single and two level lower lumbar fusion, the VEO® lateral access and interbody fusion system featuring the REVEAL retractor®, the iO-Flex® system, a proprietary set of flexible instruments used by surgeons during spinal decompression procedures, the iO-Tome® instrument, which rapidly and precisely removes bone, specifically the facet joints, which is commonly performed in spinal fusion procedures and Avance, an MIS pedicle screw system used in lumbar fusion procedures. Baxano Surgical was founded in May 2000 and is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, visit www.baxanosurgical.com.

AxiaLIF, VEO, REVEAL®, iO-Tome and iO-Flex are all registered trademarks of Baxano Surgical.

CONTACT: Baxano Surgical Inc. Tim Shannon, Chief Financial Officer 919-926-8762 or Stonegate, Inc. Casey Stegman 214-987-4121 casey@stonegateinc.comSource:Baxano Surgical, Inc.