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How Robotics Is Making Spine Surgery Safer
Posted on July 03, 2018 by Cathy Brown

Today, robots can be used for everything from vacuuming your floor to helping build cars in factories. But did you know they can also make back surgery safer?

It’s true. Robotic spine surgery lets surgeons work more precisely and accurately, and it exposes patients and medical workers to less radiation from X-rays. There is less bleeding and a shorter recovery time than with traditional spine surgery, and studies have shown ...

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What Are the Advantages of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?
Posted on June 18, 2018 by Cathy Brown

When you think of spine surgery, you may envision a large incision in your back and months of painful recovery. This isn’t necessarily the case any longer. In many cases, minimally invasive techniques are now able to cut roughly in half the length of a hospital stay and recovery time required after spine surgery.

What exactly is minimally invasive spine surgery?

First, let’s look at how back surgery was traditionally performed, and how some procedures are still performed. In what is called “open” surgery, the surgeon makes an incision, perhaps 5-6 inches long...

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Dr. Giovanini performs first robot-assisted SI surgery at ambulatory service center in Southeast
Posted on May 21, 2018 by Cathy Brown

Dr. Mark Giovanini recently participated in the first robotically assisted sacroiliac (SI) joint fusion surgery performed at an ambulatory service center in the Southeast. The surgery was done at Cornerstone ASC. 

Dr. Giovanini performed the surgery using the Mazor X and Mazor Renaissance Robotics system, from Mazor Robotics. The system is a surgical assurance platform that offers pre-operative analytics, as well as intra-operative guidance and verification. Surgeons can review a full, 3D surgical plan with unique computerized alignment calculations to ensure accurate surgical moves...

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