When your physician indicates that part of your treatment plan includes spinal surgery, you’re likely worried about the risks involved in a surgery that requires extreme precision. Thankfully, spinal surgery techniques have evolved extensively over the last decade, minimizing the risks of such a delicate procedure. The spine surgeons at West Valley Medical Center are leading the way by advancing surgical techniques from freehand methods to innovative, robotic-assisted surgeries.
West Valley Medical Center is able to provide our patients the latest tools for increased precision in minimally invasive spine surgery. Get back to a healthier you today by choosing the experienced spine surgeons at West Valley Medical Center.
How Robotic-Assisted Spinal Surgery Works
Surgical treatment of the spine requires planning and precision; and each patient's anatomy has unique challenges. Surgery with a robotic-assistance system enables our surgeons to create a customized 3D blueprint of the surgery before entering the operating room. Our experienced surgeons then make incisions and place implants with the highest level of accuracy and in the exact preplanned location, using the robotic-assistance system to guide their tools according to the surgical blueprint.
Patient Benefits of Using the Robotic-Assistance System
The robotic-assistance system takes spine procedures to the next level with its consistent accuracy and enables minimally invasive surgery by replacing the surgeon’s need for a direct field-of-view with a surgical guidance system. Independent scientific research has shown that robotic-assisted surgery:
- Increases surgical accuracy
- Lowers complication rates
- Reduces postoperative pain
- Aids in faster recovery with a quicker return to daily activities when compared to open, freehand surgeries.
Our job is to get you back on the road to recovery. And with the use of robotic technology, we’re able to do just that.