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.
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.LEARN MORE
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.LEARN MORE
Using advanced technology in spine surgery has many advantages that lead to a faster recovery time, ultimately returning patients to their active lifestyles faster.
Reviewed by: Dr. Christopher Good, MD, FACS.