Virginia Spine Institute Surgeons Recognized Nationally for Use of Robotic Systems in Surgery
Released December 15, 2014 --
Becker's Spine Review names Virginia Spine Institute's Spinal Surgeons, Dr. Thomas Schuler and Dr. Christopher Good, among 70 national leaders in spinal health care. Their innovation in robotic technology for spine surgery has them leading the future of spinal health care for patients. This new technology aids spinal surgeons in creating a blueprint for the surgery, to which the surgeon will complement with the use of their skill and precision to perform the procedure. Among other robot-guided surgery recognition, Dr. Good pioneered a breakthrough in spinal health care by performing the first robot-guided sacroiliac (SI) fusion surgery to treat sacroiliitis. Furthermore Dr. Schuler and Dr. Good teamed up to perform the first robot-guided spine surgery in the Mid-Atlantic region. Virginia Spine Institute's team of experts, continue to explore alternate methods of utilizing technology to facilitate complex procedures to alleviate patients’ pain and return them to their daily lives.
“Robot-Assisted Surgery Represents A Major Technological Breakthrough For Patients. My Experience With Robotic Surgery Began Six Years Ago And It Is Very Exciting To See The Progress That Has Been Made. Robot-Assisted Surgery Helps Make Surgery Safer And I Am Proud To Be Able To Offer This Revolutionary Technology To My Patients,”
“This monumental advancement will reshape the future of spine surgery. It is rewarding to be able to elevate the level of safety for patients
while helping them recover faster and return to full active lifestyles again,“
Dr. Good presented, "Best Thoughts and Practices on Robot-Guided Surgery," at the 12th Annual Becker's Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference in June 2014.