Coliseum Northside Hospital now offers minimally invasive spine surgery through the Mazor X Robotics Guidance System. This revolutionary technology enables surgeons to perform safer and more accurate spine surgeries. For our patients, this means better clinical outcomes with less pain and fewer complications, enabling a faster recovery and return to daily activities.
How Mazor X Robotics Guidance System Works
Surgical treatment of the spine requires planning and precision; and each patient’s anatomy has unique challenges. Surgery with Mazor X Robotics’ guidance system enables surgeons to plan ahead before entering the operating room. During surgery it guides the surgeons according to the preoperative plan they created.
Surgeons use this advanced 3D planning software before surgery to create a unique surgical blueprint, which is the ideal surgery for each patient’s condition. During surgery, the surgeon does the actual work; the Mazor X Robotics systems guides the surgeon’s tools according to the surgical blueprint to place the implants safely, and with the highest level of accuracy in the exact preplanned locations. And since there is no need for additional X-rays during surgery, there is less exposure to radiation than with other surgical treatments.
State-of the-Art Treatment for Spine Conditions
Patients who suffer from unbearable spinal conditions such as scoliosis, degenerative disc disease, herniated disc, kyphosis or spondylolisthesis, may be candidates for spine surgery. The Mazor X Robotics Guidance Systems is used to treat patients suffering from debilitating back pain or limited range of motion caused by spinal deformities and degenerative conditions such as slipped vertebrae, scoliosis, and spinal nerve impingement (pinched nerves). To treat these conditions, surgeons use this technology in procedures such as placing spinal implants in spinal fusion, injecting bone cement in vertebroplasties, and performing biopsies.
Mazor X Robotics Guidance System is transforming spine surgery by advancing surgical techniques from freehand methods to state-of-the art, minimally invasive guided procedures. Minimally-invasive surgery with Mazor X Robotics technology offers the following benefits to patients:
- Increases accuracy
- Lowers complication rates
- Reduces postoperative pain
- Enables faster recovery and return to daily activities
How does my surgeon work with the Mazor X Robotics Guidance System?
Your surgeon will select the best treatment for your specific condition. Based on your CT-scan, your surgeon will use the Mazor X Robotic’s advanced 3D planning software to plan the optimal surgery customized for your anatomy and diagnosis. Once in the operating room, the robot guides your surgeon precisely to the preplanned anatomical location where intervention is necessary. The Mazor X Robot is not independent and does not cut or perform any action on your body. Only your surgeon performs the required procedures such as placing implants. Your surgeon is in full control of the system at all times. Also, at any stage, your surgeon can decide to continue without the assistance of the technology.
How safe is this technology?
The Mazor X Robotics Guidance System is powered by Mazor X Robotics clinically proven technology — used in thousands of surgeries worldwide, including placement of tens of thousands of implants. Like all Mazor X Robotics systems, it strictly adheres to international standards and has received FDA clearance in the USA and the European CE Mark.