Over the last two decades, spine surgery has come a long way. Quantum technological leaps have been achieved in this clinical area. Stem cell research and biologic agents have led to means by which accelerated patient healing can be achieved. But of all the advances spine surgery has seen in recent years, robotics must be the most spectacular and hopeful for those suffering from chronic conditions of the spine.
The robotic spine surgery revolution is being led by the Mazor Robots Renaissance Guidance System. On October 4, 2016, Dr. Payam Moazzaz wrote in the Times of San Diego:
“I am able to plan out the surgery for each patient on my computer ahead of time in a virtual 3-D environment. I tell my patients that a lot of their surgery is already done before they ever enter the operating room.”
It’s that 3D environment that makes the difference. It reveals the unique anatomical makeup of each patient’s spine. Provided with a real-time picture, the surgeon can literally see into the patient’s spine and precisely plan a surgical strategy. The surgeon thus arrives in the operating theater armed with information that’s specific to the patient on the table.
On the leading edge at Progressive Spine.
At Progressive Spine and Orthopaedics, we’re on the leading edge of innovations in treatment options for conditions of the spine, including robotic spine surgery. As one of the handful of clinicians in the northeastern USA with the knowledge and technology to perform robotic spine surgery, our director Dr. Joshua Rovner is a prized resource for chronic back pain sufferers.
Robotic spine surgery’s benefits are multiple. For one, the need for x-rays is radically reduced because of the precision of the technology and the 3D imagery provided. For the same reason, the incidence of complications is radically reduced. That’s also true of recovery time, following robotic spine surgery.
Robotics offer spine surgeons greatly enhanced precision for the placement of screws, meaning patient outcomes are enhanced. With robotic spine surgery, the risk of improper screw placement is reduced by up to 98%.
Is robotic spine surgery the right fit for you?
If you’re suffering from scoliosis, or need revision surgery, robotic spine surgery may be the right fit. The procedure is also highly effective for patients suffering from spinal fractures, or who require a minimally invasive intervention.
To determine whether robotic spine surgery is right for you, we advise a consultation with our director, Dr. Joshua Rovner. A board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Rovner can also offer you a free MRI review to determine the appropriateness of this intervention for your condition.
Book a consultation.
If you suffer from a spinal condition you feel requires surgery, the team at Progressive Spine and Orthopaedics can help. On the leading edge of contemporary advances in spine surgery technology, Dr. Rovnar’s command of robotic spine surgery is here to serve New York and New Jersey with up-to-the-minute knowledge.
Contact us to book a consultation and to find out if robotic spine surgery is the right fit for you.