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Minimally invasive spine surgery now available to Rochester

Choose the spine surgery technique that will improve your recovery

Minimally invasive spine surgery using state of the art robotics is the preferred way to perform many spine procedures in today’s medical world.

  • The technology provides a smaller, more accurate incision
  • The precise nature of the tool allows the surgeon to be less intrusive during the procedure. Less manipulation within surgery generally means less recovery time for the patient.
  • Patients recover faster after surgery

Dr. Anthony Leone is now providing minimally invasive robotic spine surgery to patients in the Rochester Area. Please contact us using the form below, or call us at 716-66-SPINE.

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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%.

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Pre-Operative Planning in Robotic Spine Surgery

Pre-operative planning can be advantageous to identify challenging anatomy. To learn more search Dr. Anthony Leone’s Knowledge Center.

With the help of the Mazor’s Renaissance® system, surgeons can plan the procedure long before the scheduled procedure. With this proprietary software, doctors can identify challenging anatomy like asymmetrical or hypoplastic pedicles that would traditionally make certain detailed surgeries difficult. Since minimally invasive procedures often have minimal line of sight, pre-operative planning can help reduce time. It can also increase the procedural efficiency of the specific surgical plan.

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.

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WATCH – Patient Testimonial to Robotic Spine Surgery

Western New York’s first minimally invasive robotic spine surgery is one for the record books. To learn more search Dr. Anthony Leone’s Knowledge Center.

WIVB.com
Marissa Perlman
November 29, 2016

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http://wivb.com/2016/11/29/first-robotic-spine-surgery-performed-in-western-new-york/

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Experiencing Drug Side Effects? Genetic Testing Can Help

Major improvements can be made to your way of life with genetic testing. The side effects of drugs can greatly harm our bodies. These side effects can fluctuate from person to person. To learn more about side effects and the benefits of genetic testing, search Dr. Anthony Leone’s Knowledge Center.

While the advance in medicine and technology has contributed to the extensive growth of medication, there are adverse side effects that can plague the patient. Because our bodies are all unique, each of us processes medication differently. Don’t waste away your time, energy, and money any longer. A genetic test can benefit you and your life. It’s quick, easy and is very likely to change the way medication is administered to you by providing unique information.

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Management of Low Back Pain

You may believe or were even told that your back or neck pain can only be alleviated by spine surgery. There are other, less invasive treatment plans available to patients. Improving daily posture can greatly impact the well being of these target areas. This along with stretching and exercise can help greatly.

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Severity of Injury

The first major issue regarding functional restoration of patients with chronic spinal pain is the severity of injury. Particularly in the industrial setting of workers’ compensation, the severity of a musculoskeletal injury depends much more on the patient’s disability and its chronicity than on the event that caused the injury.

¹Abitbol MD, Jean-Jacques. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Spine. Rosemont: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2002.

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Brown Sequard Syndrome

The pattern of neurologic deficit seen in this syndrome typically is caused by hemisection of the spinal cord from a penetrating injury such as a gunshot wound or a stabbing…Thus, unilateral lateral column damage results in ipsilateral muscle paralysis below the level of injury with spasticity, hyperreflexia, clonus, loss of superficial reflexes, and a positive Babinski sign.

¹Abitbol MD, Jean-Jacques. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Spine. Rosemont: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2002.

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Chronic Low Back Pain

In one randomized controlled trial, intensive exercise has been shown to be an effective treatment for patients with chronic low back pain. The outcome of chronic low back sufferers treated with two active exercise regimens and the positive effects of an active regimen were evaluated in another study. A third group, who were passively treated, served as the nonexercise controls and had a statistically significant poorer outcome.¹

¹Garfin MD, Steven. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update : Spine. Rosemont: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1997.

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