Spine Archive: Percutaneous

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Robotic Spine Surgery: The Robot’s Job

What exactly does the robot do during robotic spine surgery? Learn more about Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in Dr. Anthony Leone’s Knowledge Center.

You’ve seen the green beverage-like canister on the robotic system, but what does it do? During surgery, it is placed near the patient either by his/her side or directly anchored to the spine. Attached to the canister is a small arm. This arm acts as an appendage for the robotic canister. The canister has the ability to rotate and bend to achieve precise positioning of the arm along the spine. This precision from the robot helps the surgeon with accurate implantation and with small percutaneous incisions.

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What is a Percutaneous Procedure?

Percutaneous procedures are often synonymous with robotic spine surgery. To learn more search Dr. Anthony Leone’s Knowledge Center.

Robotic spine surgeries today involve minimally invasive procedures that are advantageous for certain spinal problems. Percutaneous procedures refer to any procedure that involves using a needle-puncture to access internal organs in the body. The alternate typically involves “open” procedures using scalpels. These types of procedures often refer to areas of tissue that are exposed.