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Robotic Spine Surgery Vs. Fluoroscopic Fusion

Studies show robotic spine surgery reduced length of stay. Learn more about Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in Dr. Anthony Leone’s Knowledge Center.

A study was conducted comparing the newer robotic spine surgery procedure to traditional fluoroscopic procedures in spinal fusions. it was concluded that minimally invasive robotic spine surgery procedures significantly reduced the radiation exposure and length of stay for all patients who underwent the procedure. Tissue trauma was extensive in the traditional surgical procedure and also yielded excessive blood loss, neurological damage, and postoperative pain. These same negative factors were not found in the group who underwent the robotic spine surgery.

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Radiation Exposure & Robotic Spine Surgery

Radiation exposure time is critical to patient health: Robotic spine surgery wins out. To learn more search Dr. Anthony Leone’s Knowledge Center.

Minimally invasive robotic spine surgery has been making great improvements in the spine surgery community with its high accuracy ratings and patient recovery. New studies have shown that robotic assisted surgeries have less reported blood loss when compared to fluoroscopic procedures. As if these advantages aren’t enough, minimally invasive robotic surgeries boast lower exposure to radiation compared to fluoroscopic surgeries. Overall, robotic-assisted surgical intervention has a leg up on specific traditional procedures involving fluoroscopy. With less exposure to radiation, patients can enjoy healthier procedures under the care of their doctor.

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Robotic Spine Surgery Vs. Fluoroscopic Surgery

Studies have shown that robotic spine surgery has certain advantages over fluoroscopic procedures. To learn more search Dr. Anthony Leone’s Knowledge Center.

Studies have shown that robotic surgery comes out on top in a myriad of ways when compared to traditional fluoroscopic surgeries. When minimally invasive procedures have been examined using robotically-placed screw, the percentage of accuracy was higher than patients who underwent fluoroscopy-guided screw insertions. In most of these procedures, the average procedure took a little more than half and hour with accuracy rates approaching 100%.

Robotic Spine Surgery – Less Exposure

Patients receive less radiation through robotic spine surgery. To learn more search Dr. Anthony Leone’s Knowledge Center.

While fluoroscopy is generally used to provide doctors and surgeons with a visual confirmation of location and other uses during surgery, its use during a surgical case involving robotic spine surgery is becoming less frequent. Compared to fluoroscopy guidance procedures in studies using the Mazor Robotics system, robotic technology boasted 74% less radiation exposure.¹

¹Barzilay, Schroeder, Hiller, Singer, Hasharoni, Safran, Liebergall, Itshayek, Kaplan. Robotic assisted vertebral body augmentation – a radiation reduction tool. Spine Journal: Volume 39, Number 2, pp 153-157.

Decreased Use of Fluoroscopy

The rate of fluoroscopy use has decreased with robotic spine surgery. To learn more search Dr. Anthony Leone’s Knowledge Center.

While fluoroscopy is generally used to provide doctors and surgeons with a visual confirmation of location and other uses during surgery, its use during a surgical case involving robotic spine surgery is becoming less frequent. In the first 27 cases involving surgeons and hospital staff there was an average of 1.3 seconds of fluoroscopy utilized per screw.¹

¹Onen, Mehmet Resid, Simsek, Mehmet, Naderi, Sait. Robotic Spine Surgery: A Preliminary Report. Turkish Neurosurgery: Volume 24, Number 4, pp 512-518.

Fluoroscopy in Robotic Spine Surgery

Fluoroscopy explained and how it is done in minimally invasive surgical procedures. To learn more search Dr. Anthony Leone’s Knowledge Center.

Fluoroscopy is referred to as the study of body structures using a continuous beam passed through the body. In spine surgery, it’s a tool used to image the spine and surrounding areas and enables surgeons to view many body systems at once and map the procedure. Thanks to the Maxor Renaissance® system, the use of tools used in fluoroscopy has decreased due to pre-operative planning and dead-eye accuracy of the robot. Across 14 medical centers and 3,271 implants there was a reduction of fluoroscopy by 50%.¹

¹Barzilay, Schroeder, Hiller, Singer, Hasharoni, Safran, Liebergall, Itshayek, Kaplan. Robotic assisted vertebral body augmentation – a radiation reduction tool. Spine Journal: Volume 39, Number 2, pp 153-157.