Hoag becomes 1st West Coast hospital to offer Mazor X robot for spine surgery


Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hoag Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute became the first West Coast hospital to use Medtronic's Mazor X Stealth Edition robotic platform.

The Mazor X is designed for precise, efficient minimally invasive spine surgeries. It also reduces the need for X-rays and minimizes pain and recovery time, according to a March 2 news release. It provides surgeons with information from 3D preoperative planning tools and analytics.

"This robotic instrument allows the surgeon to be in complete control, but gives them the superior benefit of 3D-guided navigation in one easy-to-use tool," said Burak Ozgur, MD, chief of service for the neurosurgery spine program at PFNI.

Hoag has received recognition for its robotic-assisted surgery and has been designated as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery from the Surgical Review Corp.

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