Kankakee, Ill.-based Riverside Healthcare is reportedly the first hospital in the Midwest to use the Cirq robot for minimally invasive spine surgery, the Daily Journal reports.
"Cirq helps to set Riverside at the forefront of medicine as we continue to utilize technology and develop methods that most would expect to see in large metropolitan research hospitals," Juan Jimenez, MD, medical director of Riverside Neurosciences Institute, told the publication.
The robotic arm integrates with Brainlab's navigation and imaging technologies. It is designed to improve surgical precision, reduce radiation exposure and streamline workflow.
Cirq received FDA clearance for spine procedures in September 2019.