Robot-Guided Spine Surgery Available at Abington
Four out of five adults will seek medical treatment for back pain sometime during their lives. If you and your doctor decide fusion surgery is your best option, surgeons at Abington’s Orthopedic and Spine Institute now offer more precise, pioneering robotic-guided spine surgery.
Before entering the operating room, surgeons use this new technology to pre-plan the surgery using a CT-based, 3D simulation of the patient’s spine. During surgery, our robotics technology guides the surgeon’s hand and tools to the precise pre-planned location. In a recent multicenter study published in Spine journal, investigators stated that this technology “offers enhanced performance in spinal surgery when compared to freehand surgeries, by increasing placement accuracy and reducing neurologic risks.” It also may reduce the use of fluoroscopy in minimally invasive procedures.
The new system can improve spine surgery execution and outcomes in a variety of procedures, including:
- Minimally invasive degenerative repair
- Screw fixation for correcting spinal deformity
- Vertebral augmentation
Research shows that compared to open, conventional spine procedures, patients undergoing spine surgery with this technology had:
- A 27% reduced length of hospital stay
- A 48% reduction in complications
- Fewer post-operative infections
- A 46% reduced need for revision procedures
For more information about robot-guided spine surgery and all the services at Abington’s Orthopedic and Spine Institute and at Jefferson Health, call 1-800-JEFF-NOW (1-800-533-3669).