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Hackensack First NJ Hospital To Have Mazor Robotics

Hackensack University Medical Center is the first hospital in the state to offer robot-guided spine surgery. Photo Credit: Mazor Robotics
Hackensack University Medical Center is the first hospital in the state to offer robot-guided spine surgery. Photo Credit: Mazor Robotics

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) is the first hospital in the state to offer robotic guidance for spine surgery.

Mazor Robotics Renaissance® has arrived for installation in the medical center’s main operating room, and will be implemented later this month.

President and CEO Robert Garrett said HUMC is committed to new technology and innovation for better patient care.

“Our medical center offers a world-class team of physicians who collaborate across specialties,” he said. “Both our neurosurgery and orthopaedic teams will be able to use Mazor Robotics to improve on the surgical care we provide to offer the best treatment for back pain in patients.”

Mazor Robotics technology has been clinically validated to ensure 1.5mm accuracy for increased patient safety, as compared to freehand spine surgery.

In a recent study published in Spine journal, investigators said Mazor Robotics technology “offers enhanced performance in spinal surgery when compared to freehand surgeries, by increasing placement accuracy and reducing neurologic risks.”

Patrick A. Roth, M.D., chairman of Neurosurgery at HUMC added, “Spinal surgery should always be viewed as a last option, as there are always risks and complications involved in any type of surgery. However, our patients can rest assured that if the need arises for surgery, HUMC provides a minimally-invasive procedure, using the most-advanced technology available.”

Minimally-invasive procedures can mean less pain, smaller incisions, shorter hospitalizations and faster recovery for patients.

For more information about Mazor Robotics spine surgery, click here .

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