Spine Associates Pioneers Mazor Robotics Spine Surgery in Houston, Texas

Spine Associates will be the first Orthopedic Spine Specialty practice in Houston, Texas to offer Mazor Robotics spine surgeries, most of which are expected to be minimally invasive.
By: Spine Associates - Richard R.M. Francis, Md
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Feb. 15, 2012 - PRLog -- First Renaissance™ System installed in the spine surgery department
The state-of-the-art Renaissance™, Mazor Robotics’ guidance system, arrived at Houston Orthopedic and Spine Hospital for installation in the facility’s main operating room. Spine Associates will be the first Orthopedic Spine Specialty practice in Houston, Texas to offer Mazor Robotics spine surgeries, most of which are expected to be minimally invasive.
"After a comprehensive study of Mazor Robotics’ Renaissance™, we found it to be the safest and most accurate minimally invasive technology for spinal surgical procedures" says Dr. Richard Francis, CEO and founder of Spine Associates. "We are focusing on minimally invasive spine surgeries and this is where Renaissance™ delivers its greatest value. While minimally invasive means less pain, smaller incisions, shorter hospitalizations and faster recovery for the patient, these are also challenging surgeries due to the surgeon’s lack of direct line-of-vision, requiring many intraoperative X-rays to compensate for this. Renaissance™ overcomes these challenges, providing patients with the best possible clinical results, and with minimal intraoperative radiation.  The Mazor Robotics Renaissance™ also allows performance of complex open spine procedures such as spinal deformity correction, revision procedures and spinal osteotomies. "
"Minimally invasive surgeries have been a strong focus for Houston Orthopedic and Spine Hospital (HOSH) in recent years", says Andrew Knizley, CEO of HOSH. "We believe in providing the best medical technologies for our patients. Once we recognized the positive impact that Renaissance™ would have on patient outcomes, the decision was easy.”
Spine Associates is an established leader and pioneer in robotic spinal surgery and also has a reputation for adopting the latest technologies for patient care.
Mazor Robotics technology has been clinically validated and ensures the highest level of safety for patients by its consistent accuracy of 1 mm (1/25 inch). Before entering the OR, surgeons use Renaissance™ to pre-plan the optimal surgery in a CT-based 3D simulation of the patient’s spine. During surgery, Renaissance™ guides surgeons to the precise pre-planned location with utmost accuracy. Investigators of a recent 14-site international multicenter study published in the peer-review journal Spine concluded that Mazor Robotics technology “offers enhanced performance in spinal surgery when compared to freehand surgeries, by increasing placement accuracy and reducing neurologic risks.” It also enables minimally invasive surgery with lower radiation.
For more information about Mazor Robotics spine surgery with Renaissance™ visit www.spineassociatesofhouston.com

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