Arizona hospital first in state to use spine robot: 5 things to know

Megan Wood -   Print  |

The Abrazo Arrowhead Hospital in Glendale, Ariz., is the first Arizona hospital to use the Mazor Robotics Renaissance Guidance System, according to

Here are five things to know:


1. Edward Dohring, MD, and Issada Thongtrangan, MD, have both performed surgeries with the Mazor Robotics Renaissance Guidance System.


2. The robot helps with preoperative tasks, like creating a CT-based 3D simulation of a patient's spine.


3. During surgery, surgeons are guided by the robot to pre-determined locations where screws should be placed.


4. Patients with scoliosis, degenerative disc disease, herniated disc, kyphosis and spondylolisthesis may benefit from robot-aided surgery.


5. Using the robotic technology may result in fewer complications and a faster recovery.


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