Robot-Guided Spine Surgery utilizes an innovative tool that assists spinal surgeons in performing a variety of surgical operations with increased precision and accuracy.
BENEFITS OF ROBOT-GUIDED SPINE SURGERY
Robot-guided spine surgery has many advantages that lead to a faster recovery time, ultimately returning patients to their active lifestyles. This includes:
- Improved surgical accuracy
- Smaller incisions
- Less risk for surgical complications
- Less exposure to radiation
- Shorter hospital stays
WHY VIRGINIA SPINE INSTITUTE?
The Spinal Surgeons at Virginia Spine Institute were the first in the Mid-Atlantic Region to perform robot-guided spine surgery and have since participated in the first multi-center prospective study revealing the resounding benefits.
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WHAT IS ROBOT-GUIDED SPINE SURGERY?
Robot-guided spine surgery utilizes the Mazor Robotics’ Renaissance 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.
WHAT PROCEDURES ARE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH ROBOT-GUIDED SPINE SURGERY?
Many surgical procedures benefit from the Robotics’ Renaissance system including:
- Minimally Invasive Procedures
- Complex Scoliosis Reconstructions
- Osteoporotic Compression Fractures
- Spinal Fusion
Robot-guided spine surgery is a promising new technology that has many advantages. Innovative techniques allow our surgeons at Virginia Spine Institute to perform less invasive surgical procedures with smaller incisions, less operative bleeding, faster recovery time and shorter hospital stays. These procedures are performed with less radiation exposure to patients and health care providers. Robot-guidance also can increase the accuracy and safety of surgical procedures allowing for better outcomes and a healthier you.
The Mazor Robotics’ Renaissance system is one of the only robotic guidance products in the United States used for implanting devices during spine surgery. The Mazor Robotics system allows our surgeons to use images from a computerized tomography scan (CT scan) that is taken before surgery to create a blueprint for each surgical case. These images are loaded into a computerized 3D planning system allowing our surgeon to plan the procedure with a high degree of precision before ever entering the operating room. In the operating room, our surgeons do all the physical work of the surgery. The robot-guidance system helps guide the surgeon’s instruments based on highly accurate pre-operative planning of spinal implant placement. During the surgery, the robot is placed near the patient either by attaching it to the bed or directly anchoring it to the spine of the patient. The robot is approximately the size of a soda can with a small arm attached. It can bend and rotate in order to place its arm on the spine in a very specific location and trajectory. This ultra-precise guidance improves our surgeon’s ability to safely place implants, particularly when working through very small incisions or when dealing with complex anatomy.