Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at Sheridan Memorial Hospital
Minimally invasive spine surgery is a treatment that spine surgeons use to take care of patients with deteriorating spine conditions. The technology incorporates revolutionary robotic guidance for implant positioning and real-time visualization of patient anatomy. This helps surgeons operate through small incisions along the spine. The technique involves separating the muscles surrounding the spine to access the treatment site, rather than the traditional method of cutting through muscles, tendons and ligaments.
The guidance system is anatomically precise, eliminating the guesswork.
Screw placement, used to treat some spine conditions, can be technically demanding to place free hand. The robotic technology enables a 1.5 mm accuracy.
The robotic guidance system does not function independently. It cannot cut or perform any action on the body. The surgeon still performs the actual work during surgery and is in full control of the system at all times.