NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), a medical device company focused on developing minimally disruptive surgical products and procedures for the spine, is excited to announce their participation at the 81st American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Scientific Meeting from Saturday, April 27th, to Wednesday, May 1st, 2013, in booth #1845 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.

With over 3,000 neurosurgeons and healthcare professionals expected to attend, this year's theme is "changing our culture to advance patient safety." NuVasive will demonstrate a comprehensive spine portfolio featuring several of our newest game changers, including the VuePoint® II OCT System and the PCM® Cervical Disc.

"As a global medical device company, we look forward to partnering with AANS to further superior outcomes and patient safety with our newest game changing products," said Alex Lukianov, Chairman and CEO of NuVasive. "As an XLIF® patient myself, I know firsthand the safety concerns of most patients about to be treated with invasive surgery. Since NuVasive has redefined spine surgery with a revolutionary minimally disruptive approach, patients no longer have to undergo invasive spine procedures. Patients are often able to walk the same day of surgery, experience less blood loss, and spend less time in the hospital which helps patient's recover quickly and safely. We are very excited to participate at AANS to showcase XLIF and our entire portfolio of solutions for the spine."

AANS will host several leaders who pioneered the patient safety movement, including Donald Berwick, MD, former administrator of the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services and Carolyn Clancy, MD, Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

NuVasive is scheduled to participate in the following events at AANS:

NuVasive ® Exhibit Booth #1845: The NuVasive exhibit booth will feature a number of innovative, minimally disruptive products and procedures including: XLIF®, MAS® TLIF, MAS® PLIF, ALIF, ILIF®, Precept™, PCM® Cervical Disc, Biologics, and our NVM5® neuromonitoring system. AANS Practical Courses (labs): NuVasive will participate in practical courses on Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th. The courses include extensive, hands-on offerings. Please visit for more details. Clinical Papers: Numerous invited podium presentations and entire sections of the AANS scientific program will be dedicated to lateral approach surgery with an emphasis on XLIF® for both basic and advanced applications.

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About AANS
The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) is the organization that speaks for all of neurosurgery. The AANS is dedicated to advancing the specialty of neurological surgery in order to promote the highest quality of patient care.

About NuVasive
NuVasive is a medical device company focused on developing minimally disruptive surgical products and procedurally integrated solutions for the spine. The Company is the 4th largest player in the $8.2 billion global spine market. NuVasive's principal product offering is based on its Maximum Access Surgery, or MAS® platform. The MAS platform combines several categories of solutions that collectively minimize soft tissue disruption during spine surgery with maximum visualization and safe, easy reproducibility for the surgeon: a proprietary software-driven nerve avoidance system and intra-operative monitoring support; MaXcess®, a unique split-blade retractor system; a wide variety of specialized implants; and several biologic products to aid in the spinal fusion process. MAS significantly reduces surgery time and returns patients to activities of daily living much faster than conventional approaches. Having redefined spine surgery with the MAS platform's lateral approach, known as eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, or XLIF®, NuVasive has built an entire spine franchise. With over 80 products today spanning lumbar, thoracic and cervical applications, the Company will continue to expand and evolve its offering predicated on its R&D focus and dedication to outstanding service levels supported by a culture of Absolute Responsiveness®.