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Technology in Surgery

The Future of Spine Surgery
is Here

Technology Advancements In Spine Surgery

Technology in spine surgery is a game changer for millions of patients suffering from neck or back conditions. These advancements allow Virginia Spine Institute surgeons the ability to perform less invasive surgical procedures with smaller incisions, less operative bleeding, faster recovery time and shorter hospital stays.

Technology In Spine Surgery

Robotic-Guided Spine Surgery

Robot-guided spine surgery utilizes the Mazor X™ Stealth Edition system which allows our surgeons to plan and create a blueprint for each surgical case, all before setting foot in the operating room. Once in the operating room, our surgeons perform the procedure in its entirety with guidance from the computerized 3D planning system that pin-points each next step.


Augmented Reality

We are going to be using augmented reality guidance as part of our spine surgery procedures. Augmented reality means that the surgeon is wearing a pair of glasses during the surgery, the surgeon  can still see the patient and do the surgery without any obstruction to their view but also through the glasses, the surgeon can simultaneously see the patient’s CT scan and the surgical instruments. This is called “stereotactic guidance” or navigation which is something we have been using for years.


Benefits of Technology In Surgery

Using advanced technology in spine surgery has many advantages that lead to a faster recovery time, ultimately returning patients to their active lifestyles faster.

  • Improved surgical accuracy
  • Smaller incisions
  • Less risk for surgical complications
  • Less exposure to radiation
  • Plus, shorter hospital stays

Meet Our Spinal Specialists

Dr. Thomas Schuler

Spine Surgeon
Founder of Virginia Spine Institute
Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Christopher Good

Spine Surgeon
President of Virginia Spine Institute

Dr. Colin Haines

Spine Surgeon
Director of Research

Dr. Ehsan Jazini

Spine Surgeon

Videos About Technology In Surgery

Robotics & Technology in Spine Surgery

Exciting Results of Robotic-Guided Spine Surgery Study

NBC 4: Dr. Good Performs Most Advanced Robotic Spine Surgery

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