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Robotic Spine Surgery

Ambulatory Spine Centers: Robotic Spine Surgery

ASCs are beginning to incorporate robotic spine surgery. Learn more about Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in Dr. Anthony Leone’s Knowledge Center.

ASCs or ambulatory spine centers are starting to see the benefits of minimally invasive techniques for the spine. Increasing numbers of upcoming surgeons are training to learn automated spine surgery. These surgeons are also learning how to safely perform many more procedures with the help of a robot. Because of this, the market is now seeing an increase in the frequency of surgeons willing to operate in outpatient settings. By implementing these new spine procedures with robotics, an increasing focus will also be paid to the safety around these devices.

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Techniques That Are Improving Spine Care

Learn about new techniques that are improving spine care and spine surgery. Learn more about Spine Care in Dr. Anthony Leone’s Knowledge Center.

There have been many recent advances in technology and techniques that are changing the way doctors approach spine surgery. Most notably, robotic spine surgery has revolutionized the surgical community. Surgeons are now able to treat patients under the same pretenses that have been taught for many years, while maintaining the healthy tissue that consists of the spinal area. The result are shorter hospital stays and quicker returns to normal life. Surgeons are now able to work in smaller teams or even individually as a result of the robotics assistance. Image guidance in tandem with new robotic systems has not only improved the surgical landscape, it has revolutionized it.

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Tools Used in Robotic Spine Surgery

The Mazor Renaissance® Software has unique tools for robotic spine surgery. To learn more search Dr. Anthony Leone’s Knowledge Center.

Special tools are available to doctors using the Mazor Renaissance® system including the skin incision tool. This tool is used by surgeons to plan precise locations along the spine for entry before the procedure. This not only ensures proper planning, but helps to improve incision accuracy. Additionally, by lining up the tulips using this tool, the surgeon can easily pass the rod.

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Robotic Spine Surgery Is Great For Surgeons Too

Robotic spine surgery offers many advantages for patients, but they aren’t the only ones who benefit. To learn more search Dr. Anthony Leone’s Knowledge Center.

Minimally invasive robotic spine surgery’s advantages for the patient are many. From smaller incisions and less recovery time to decreased pain and pin point precision, robotic surgery patients are reaping these benefits. But, spine surgeons are also benefitting from this amazing technological advancement. Accuracy is within 1.5 millimeters – this means the margin for error is extremely low. With Mazor’s Renaissance program, surgeons can plan for the surgery far in advance with help of 3D images and data. Couple these benefits with happy patients and it’s clear why this technology is quickly becoming sought after.

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Are You a Candidate For Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

Robotic spine surgery may be perfect for you if you have the following conditions. To learn more search Dr. Anthony Leone’s Knowledge Center.

Robotic spine surgery is making a steady increase in referrals from spine surgeons. Coupled with Mazor Robotics’ Renaissance program, patients can now enjoy the advantages that minimally invasive surgery offers. Specifically, patients who have been diagnosed with scoliosis, herniated discs, spondylolithesis, degenerative disc disease, or kyphosis are all prime candidates for the robotic spine surgery process. Have you been diagnosed with any of these spine-related complications? If so, contact us for a free consultation.

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Thoracic Pedicle Screws, Erie County

Learn more about Pedicle Screws here in our Knowledge Center of Dr. Anthony Leone.

The use of thoracic pedicle screws has become more widespread based on numerous reports of safe placement techniques and success in clinical practice. Pedicle screws offer several advantages over traditional hook and rod constructs. The pedicle is the strongest bony attachment to the vertebra and provides excellent purchase, even in osteoporotic bone. Pedicle screws provide fixation of all three spinal columns, which provides for better sagittal and coronal stability. This increased stability can decrease the number of levels included in a fusion construct.¹

¹R. Vaccaro MD, Alexander. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update. Rosemont: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2005.