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MUSC Health Columbia Medical Center - Northeast Pioneers Use of Groundbreaking Robotic Guidance Platform for Spine Surgery

Advance With MUSC Health
October 26, 2021
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MUSC Health Columbia Medical Center - Northeast is one of the first in the region to add the Mazor X™ Robotic Guidance Platform. The Mazor X Robotic Guidance Platform combines pre-operative planning tools and analytics with intra-operative guidance, giving MUSC Health surgeons advanced spinal surgery options.

"The outcomes of spine surgery are critical to the patient's quality of life. This new robotic-assisted technology will add a layer of safety and accuracy that will ultimately improve patient outcomes," says Dr. Brett Gunter, Neurosurgeon with MUSC Health Columbia Medical Center - Northeast. "I find a lot of value in the ability to precisely plan my patient's spine surgery and help them to achieve their best quality of life after a spine surgery."

Hospitals choose the Mazor X™ Platform to provide surgeons with pre-operative assessment of a patient and intra-operative trajectory precision when treating that patient. As spinal surgery has evolved, more focus has been placed on minimally invasive techniques, and this is where the Mazor X™ Platform can deliver its greatest technological benefits, which include:

  • Improved surgical accuracy
  • Smaller incision
  • Less risk for surgical complication
  • Reduced post-operative pain
  • Less exposure to radiation
  • Shorter hospital stay

"We are proud to introduce this highly advanced robotic technology to our patients here," said Terry Gunn, MUSC Health Midlands Division CEO. This expansion demonstrates that we are committed to serving our community with new, innovative care."

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