You probably have again ache, you are not alone — it afflicts tens of millions of individuals yearly and is likely one of the high causes Individuals see their physician. A few of these with extreme again ache might even want spinal surgical procedure to alleviate the discomfort. Actually, based on an iData analysis report, over 1.6 million spinal procedures are carried out every year utilizing surgical devices corresponding to screws.
Luckily, advances in know-how have made backbone surgical procedure extra environment friendly, efficient, and safer for sufferers.
Recognizing the prevalence of spinal surgical procedure and the necessity for the very best know-how, Iredell Well being System has acquired Medtronic’s Mazor X Stealth Version Robotic Steering Platform. The healthcare system is the primary in Iredell County to supply this state-of-the-art know-how for spinal surgical procedure.
Investing on this new robotic know-how is a part of our ongoing dedication to offering sufferers with the absolute best care and guaranteeing they obtain the absolute best remedy.
“The hospital has put a variety of effort and cash into retaining us updated with affected person care. The Mazor X Stealth represents a serious step ahead in offering affected person care extra successfully and safely,” mentioned Peter D. Miller, neurosurgeon on the Iredell NeuroSpine Middle, who makes use of the Mazor X Stealth.
To carry out operations with this new robotic system, Miller needed to full coaching workshops in Austin, Texas and extra coaching at Iredell.
With precision and accuracy, the Mazor X Stealth Version robotic steering system helps Miller deal with spinal problems, together with degenerative ailments and extra advanced deformities corresponding to scoliosis.
“The Mazor X Stealth robotic is a robotic arm and provides the flexibility to picture the affected person in 3D to permit for extra correct planning and instrument placement,” Miller mentioned.
The Mazor X Stealth Version platform allows planning throughout surgical procedure, exact robotic steering and real-time digital visualization of the affected person’s backbone throughout surgical procedure.
Mazor X Stealth improves minimally invasive surgical procedure
Miller usually performs minimally invasive surgical procedure that makes use of a small incision and permits the muscle to recuperate quicker.
“Most surgeons carry out what we name an open process, the place they make a big incision and strip the muscle on both facet to allow them to higher visualize the bones of the backbone. This may harm the spinal muscular tissues and it takes longer for the muscular tissues to recuperate after surgical procedure,” Miller mentioned.
In comparison with regular, open surgical procedures, minimally invasive surgical procedure causes a lot much less trauma to muscular tissues and smooth tissues and has a decrease danger of an infection. That is the place the Mazor X Stealth Version platform can supply its biggest benefits. With this new robotic, Miller is ready to see the affected person’s anatomy even with a small incision via real-time 3D imaging.
How does it work?
As soon as the affected person is positioned on the working desk for surgical procedure, the Mazor X Stealth scans the affected person and creates a 3D picture of the affected person’s backbone. Miller can then choose the specified space on the 3D picture and plan the place to put the surgical instrument or screw. He can modify and manipulate the place of the screw on the picture to make sure it’s positioned appropriately through the process.
Following this plan created by Miller, the robotic arm is aware of precisely the place to go and at what angle to put the screw.
“Because of this as a substitute of constructing an enormous reduce and stripping your complete muscle, we are able to make a small reduce on the pores and skin’s floor. The robotic goes in precisely the fitting place and we are able to flip the screw with out having to tug the muscle off,” he mentioned.
Surgical procedure utilizing the Mazor X Stealth has been proven to attenuate blood loss, cut back the chance of an infection and shorten the size of time a affected person stays within the hospital, permitting them to get again to life quicker. It additionally exposes the affected person to a lot decrease doses of radiation.
Miller explains that the time period “robotic surgical procedure” will be related to many misconceptions, however with the Mazor X Stealth he maintains full management over the robotic and the devices used.
“There are a number of totally different robots the place the surgeons do not even contact the affected person. It is not that sort of robotic,” Miller mentioned. “It is a robotic arm that helps me the place to go, however I nonetheless do all of the steps of the surgical procedure. For instance, I drill the outlet to place the screw in and insert the screw myself. The robotic merely guides me to the very best and most secure place. And since the picture is 3D, I can take it from the pores and skin’s floor and never via an X-ray.”
As we speak, the Mazor X Stealth Version Robotic Steering System is simply accessible in a small variety of backbone/orthodontic hospitals in the USA. Iredell Well being System is proud to be among the many first to supply our sufferers the most recent in surgical know-how to supply improved surgical care.
You probably have a session with Dr. Peter Miller at Iredell NeuroSpine, please name 704-954-8277. Iredell NeuroSpine has workplaces in Statesville, Mooresville and Hickory.
Pictured: Dr. Peter Miller first makes use of Mazor X Stealth at Iredell Memorial Hospital.