Dr. Camden Whitaker debuts robotics tech at Kansas hospital

Angie Stewart -   Print  |

Camden Whitaker, MD, is now using Mazor X Stealth Edition robotic technology at Wichita, Kan.-based Wesley Medical Center, according to a September announcement.

The Mazor X Stealth Edition platform is designed to help surgeons preoperatively plan surgery with a 3D rendering of the patient's spine, as well as to provide intraoperative guidance.

A provider with Wichita-based Kansas Joint & Spine Specialists, Dr. Whitaker said he utilizes the robotic guidance platform to improve visibility, precision and outcomes in spine surgeries.

"Procedures using this system provide patients with many benefits, including a quicker recovery than traditional procedures and less potential for postoperative complications," Dr. Whitaker said in a prepared statement. "The added capacity for precision also allows for more preservation of healthy tissue, which plays a part in helping patients have restored function as well as significantly less pain in recovery."

Dr. Whitaker has expertise in treating herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, scoliosis and spondylolisthesis, as well as experience performing reconstructive and revision spine surgery of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.

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