Tampa, Fla.-based St. Joseph's Hospital launched a robotic spine surgery program for pediatric and adult patients.
Here are three things to know:
1. St. Joseph's installed Medtronic's Mazor X robotic guidance system.
2. Mazor X's 3D planning software is designed to create a comprehensive, patient-specific surgical plan. Surgeons can use the system to guide tool and implant placement according to the blueprint, and the system's camera intraoperatively verifies the positioning.
3. Mazor X is designed to reduce radiation exposure to patients compared to traditional back surgery.