Indiana hospital adds spine robot, imaging system


Columbus (Ind.) Regional Health added Medtronic's StealthStation S8 and O-arm systems, the hospital said Nov. 11.

StealthStation S8 is a spinal navigation system, and the O-arm is used for imaging, according to a news release. The systems combined help surgeons visualize a patient's anatomy in real-time.

"This is an exciting acquisition of technology for the surgical care of our patients at Columbus Regional Health," John Chambers, MD, a spine surgeon at the hospital said in the release. "Our ability to use Stealth navigation in the operating room further enhances our surgical patient care by allowing the utilization of minimally invasive techniques when appropriate and further improving patient care. The marriage of the surgeon’s intuition and expertise, combined with this state-of -the-art equipment and utmost accuracy, provides the safest environment and best possible outcomes for our patients."

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