Christus Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth in Beaumont has added a spine robot to assist surgeons with the implantation of pedicle screws among other techniques, ABC and NBC affiliate KBMT reported April 13.
1. The hospital said it has five surgical robots, three of which are "state of the art," according to the report. Robotic surgical systems are designed to improve efficiency and precision and accelerate the recovery time of patients.
2. Christus Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth established its robotics program in 2013 and has performed more than 4,000 robotic surgeries.
3. The global surgical robotics market is expected to hit $18.3 billion by 2028, up from $7.8 billion in 2021. Market growth will be driven by the rising need for automation in healthcare, improved efficiency and precision, flexibility and more control with surgical robots.