Robotic-Assisted Spine Surgery

The next revolution in minimally-invasive spinal surgery is now available at The Spine Hospital of Louisiana.   The Mazor Robotics Renaissance® Guidance System system allows spine surgeons to perform complex procedures with never-before-seen precision. Combined with minimally-invasive technologies, like laser spine surgery, that minimize scarring and pain during recovery, the advanced spine surgery robotic system offers our patients higher success rates and shorter recovery times. With the launch of our new Robotic Spine Surgery program, The Spine Hospital of Louisiana became one of the only hospitals in the nation to offer both robotic and laser technology for the surgical treatment of common to complex spinal conditions.

 

WHAT IS ROBOTIC-ASSISTED SPINE SURGERY?

The Mazor Robotics Renaissance® Guidance System utilizes innovative technology that combines image-based pre-operative analytics with intra-operative guidance to design and deliver a highly-customized surgical plan for each patient with unprecedented accuracy and efficiency.  This advanced technology gives our team of neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons the ability to both pre-plan a patient’s surgery and perform the surgery with never-before-seen precision. Before even entering the operating room, surgeons plan an optimal surgery by using computerized tomography (CT) images to create a 3D ‘blueprint’ of the patient’s spine.  During surgery, and with the surgeon in full control, the robot uses this blueprint to guide the surgeon’s hands and tools to the precise and planned location of surgery.


BENEFITS OF ROBOTIC SPINE SURGERY

If you are one of the many who suffer from a debilitating spinal condition such as scoliosis, degenerative disc disease, herniated disc, kyphosis, or spondylolisthesis, you may be a candidate for spine surgery with Mazor Robotics Renaissance. Robotic-Assisted guidance seeks to improve spinal surgery. Improving screw accuracy and placement with higher confidence and safety in difficult areas is a goal in mind, as well as improving screw insertion times; especially in cases of difficult anatomy. The use of robotics isn’t limited, either. It can be used for all levels of difficulty: minimally-invasive procedures, percutaneous and complex/deformity cases.  Robotic spine surgery allows our patients to return to active lifestyles in a number of ways:

  • Improved surgical accuracy
  • Reduction in potential complications
  • Smaller incisions
  • Less tissue damage
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less tissue damage
  • Less painful recovery

Additionally, improved imaging of the new robotic system limits the use of x-rays needed to complete many spine surgeries—dramatically reducing the amount of radiation exposure endured by not just the patient, but the surgeon, and entire clinical teams as well.

ROBOTIC-ASSISTED SPINE SURGERY PROCEDURES

Robotics enhance surgical care for a wide variety of spinal conditions including:

  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative disorders
  • Spinal trauma
  • Compression fractures

Is Robotic-Assisted Spine Surgery Right for Me?

The surgeons at The Spine Hospital of Louisiana never view surgery as the first option.  However, if your pain is severe and debilitating, your neurosurgeon or orthopedic spine surgeon may recommend robotic-assisted spinal surgery as part of your surgical plan.