Clinical Trials


Dr. Bernard Guiot is currently participating in two FDA clinical investigative studies.


The Superion Interspinous Spacer (ISS) is an investigational new device for the treatment of moderate lumbar spinal stenosis. Lumbar spinal stenosis is narrowing of the spinal canal that usually starts gradually and develops over a period of time. As the spinal canal narrows, it can compress and irritate the nerves that branch out from the spinal cord. This can create pain, numbness and weakness in the legs. This FDA clinical investigation is to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of Superion.

Superion ISS may offer a minimally-invasive alternative to spinal decompression surgery for patients who meet the study criteria and agree to participate in the study. For more information, visit or schedule an appointment with Dr. Guiot.

Alphatec Spine

The OsseoFix implant is an investigational medical device used in treating vertebral compression fractures (VCF). A VCF occurs when the bones of the spine (vertebrae) become broken. A VCF can be caused by osteoporosis, a tumor or trauma to the back. If you are suffering from back, neck and sometimes hip pain related to a vertebral compression fracture (VCF), you are invited to see if you qualify for our clinical study. For more information, visit