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HackensackUMC adds robotic spine surgery to its capabilities

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A Mazor Robotics Renaissance Spine Surgery device.
A Mazor Robotics Renaissance Spine Surgery device. - ()

Robotic spine surgery is now available at Hackensack University Medical Center.

The Mazor Robotics Renaissance Spine Surgery is the first in New Jersey and allows for minimally invasive spinal surgery.

Robert Garrett, CEO and president of Hackensack University Health Network, said: “Both our neurosurgery and orthopedic teams will have the opportunity to use Mazor Robotics Renaissance to improve upon the award-winning surgical care that we provide. Both departments are able to share best practices to offer the best treatment plan for addressing back pain in patients.”

Mazor Robotics technology has been clinically validated to ensure 1.5 mm accuracy for increased patient safety as compared with freehand spine surgery, Hackensack UMC said in a statement. Before entering the operating room, surgeons use Renaissance to outline the surgery in a 3-D simulation of the patient’s spine.

A study in the Spine journal stated Mazor “offers enhanced performance in spinal surgery when compared to freehand surgeries, by increasing placement accuracy and reducing neurologic risks,” according to Hackensack.

“Spinal surgery should always be viewed as a last option, as there are always risks and complications involved in any type of surgery. However, our patients can rest assured knowing that if the need arises for surgery, HackensackUMC provides a minimally invasive procedure, using the most advanced technology available,” said Patrick Roth, chairman of neurosurgery at HackensackUMC.

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Anjalee Khemlani covers health care. You can contact her at anjaleek@njbiz.com.

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