Dunes Surgical Hospital in Dakota Dunes, S.D., installed Medtronic's Mazor X for spine surgery, KTIV.com reports.
Three things to know:
1. According to neurosurgeon Hendrik Klopper, MD, Dunes is the only hospital in the state to install a robotic surgery platform.
2. Dr. Klopper said Mazor X allows more patients to be candidates for minimally invasive spine surgery.
3. Dunes Surgical Hospital has performed about 20 spine surgeries using the Mazor X robotic arm.