Using the Latest Technology to Perform Robotic Spine Surgery
What Can Robotic Spine Surgery Treat?
Robotic spine surgery is a type of robot-assisted surgery that can help surgeons operate with greater precision and accuracy, which can ultimately lead to faster recovery time and smaller incisions.
Neurosurgeons at Raleigh Neurosurgical Clinic use a Globus Medical ExcelsiusGPS® Spine Surgery Robot, which is the first to combine a robotic arm and full navigation capabilities for precise alignment in spine surgery.
What Can I Expect from Robotic Spine Surgery?
Using imaging workflow built into the robotic system, the neurosurgeon is able to visualize and plan the surgical approach before beginning the procedure. Once the patient is in the operation room, the surgeon performs the physical work of the surgery, with the robot helping to guide the instruments.
The built-in imaging system also provides important feedback to the neurosurgeon during the surgery, which allows for greater navigational precision. Research has shown that using a robot-assisted surgical approach comes with less radiation exposure and less operative bleeding.
What Can I Expect After Robotic Spine Surgery?
Recovering from any kind of spine surgery is an ongoing process. Because robot-guided surgery typically results in smaller incisions and greater accuracy than traditional approaches to surgery, recovery is generally quicker. However, how fast you recover depends on the type of surgery you had, and moving and exercising correctly after the surgery.
You and your surgeon will continue to work together during your recovery. Before you leave, your surgeon may schedule follow-up visits with you, so that he or she can evaluate your progress, advise you about your activity level, and adjust any medications, if necessary. Your doctor may also recommend follow-up tests to make sure that you are healing properly.
Make an Appointment
To have one of our neurosurgeons assess your situation and see if you might be a good candidate for robotic spine surgery, make an appointment today.