Dr. William Tobler performs 1st outpatient RIALTO SI fusion using O-arm technology: 5 highlights

Written by Megan Wood | September 20, 2017 | Print  |

A Cincinnati-based Mayfield Brain & Spine surgeon performed the first sacroiliac joint fusion at an outpatient surgery center utilizing Medtronic's RIALTO system in the United States.

Here are five highlights:


1. William Tobler, MD, performed the surgery.


2. The RIALTO system features O-arm and StealthStation technology for 3D navigation.


3. Dr. Tobler commented the O-arm technology offers real-time images of patients' anatomy.


4. Mayfield Brain & Spine acquired the O-arm technology in 2016.


5. Dr. Tobler completed his residency at University of Cincinnati Medical Center & Mayfield Clinic.


"Performing the SI fusion at the spine surgery center is significant, because it demonstrates our ability to perform more and more sophisticated surgeries at an ambulatory center," said Dr. Tobler.


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