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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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Could this procedure stop your low back pain?
Posted on May 14, 2018 by Cathy Brown

If you suffer from persistent low back pain, you may be able to get relief from a procedure called radiofrequency ablation (RFA).

Depending on what’s causing the pain, RFA can be a good solution when the usual treatments, like medication and physical therapy, aren’t working.

RFA is a procedure that essentially prevents the nerves in your back from sending pain signals to your brain. It’s used for people whose pain is coming from a facet joint. These are the joints that connect the vertebrae in your back. Several conditions, including spinal stenosis and a herniated disc, can...

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Dr. Giovanini now offering coflex® procedure for back pain relief
Posted on April 06, 2018 by Cathy Brown

Dr. Mark Giovanini recently successfully performed his first coflex® Interlaminar Stabilization™ procedures at Cornerstone Surgicare. In all three cases, the surgery was performed and the patients were discharged the same day. 

Dr. Giovanini is offering the coflex procedure as an alternative to traditional lumbar fusion surgery. In the procedure, the doctor uses a coflex device, a titanium metal implant that helps keep the spine stable after decompression surgery.

Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2012, the coflex device is strong and flexible enough...

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