2 spine surgeons perform combined endoscopic and robotic surgery

Written by Laura Dyrda | November 15, 2018 | Print  |

Reston-based Virginia Spine Institute's Colin Haines, MD, and Christopher Good, MD, performed a spine surgery combining endoscopic and robotic-guided technology.

Virginia Spine Institute states this is the first time in the world a procedure of this nature has been performed.

Here are four things to know:

1. The combined technology includes preoperative planning to improve surgical accuracy, small incisions, decreased intraoperative radiation, less anesthesia and reduced postoperative pain and recovery time when compared to traditional spine procedures.

2. The patient, who had isthmic spondylolisthesis and symptomatic stenosis, underwent a minimally invasive anterior lumbar interbody fusion as well as a minimally invasive posterior surgery.

3. The surgeons used the joimax endoscope to perform a foraminotomy and then the Mazor X to perform a minimally invasive instrumentation and fusion.

4. Virginia Spine Institute takes a concierge approach to spine care offering regenerative medicine, pain management and physical therapy in addition to surgery.

"We are proud to lead the next chapter of advancements that utilize technology and surgical skill to more efficiently facilitate spinal procedures," said Virginia Spine Institute President Christopher Good, MD.

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