Mazor X now utilized in 5 hospitals worldwide — 4 key notes

Written by Adam Schrag | March 09, 2017 | Print  |

Idaho Falls-based Bingham Memorial Hospital has advanced its spine surgery program by purchasing Israel-based Mazor Robotics' Mazor X, according to East Idaho News.

Here are four things to know:


1. The device allows surgeons to perform a more precise procedure with less exposure than traditional spine surgery.


2. Orthopedic spine surgeon Robert Johnson, MD, of BMH's Idaho Falls-based Idaho Back Institute said, "You're able to preoperatively plan exactly where placement of instrumentation is going, where skin incisions are made, and thereby increasing your precision and accuracy and allowing you to do it more minimally invasive."


3. Five U.S. hospitals currently utilize Mazor X. Dr. Johnson is one of five physicians worldwide trained on the system and helped develop and test it.


4. Mazor X reduces complication risks and helps patients recover faster.


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