United Regional Expands Spine Program to Include Mazor Robotics Renaissance® Guidance System

Continual commitment to improving patient care leads United Regional to acquire the advanced technology of Mazor Robotics Renaissance® Guidance System, a system transforming spine surgery.

United Regional is one of only 50 hospitals in the United States offering this state-of-the-art technology for spine surgery.

150_10014“Acquiring the robotic surgical guidance system is part of our continuous commitment to delivering the highest standard of care for our patients, ensuring that they receive the best treatment possible,” says Phyllis Cowling, president and CEO of United Regional. The robotics technology has been clinically validated to ensure 1.5mm accuracy for increased patient safety compared to freehand spine surgery. “We see spine surgery with this advanced technology as another way we are achieving our passion of providing excellence in health care for the communities we serve.”
Phyllis Cowling, president and CEO of United Regional


How the technology works:

Surgery of the spine requires planning and precision, and each patient’s anatomy has unique challenges. Surgery with the robotic surgical guidance system allows surgeons to plan ahead before entering the operating room.

Surgeons use the advanced 3D planning software before surgery to create a unique surgical blueprint, which is the ideal surgery for each patient’s condition. During surgery, the neurosurgeon does the actual work but the neurosurgeon’s tools are guided, according to the surgical blueprint, to place the implants safely and with the highest level of accuracy in the exact preplanned locations. And since there is no need for additional X-rays during surgery, with Renaissance™ there is less exposure to radiation than with other surgical treatments.

150_10020“We found this robotic surgical guidance system to be safer and more accurate for minimally-invasive technology for spine procedures,” adds Dr. John Reeves, neurosurgeon at United Regional. “Its advantages are notable in a wide variety of clinical applications, from minimally-invasive procedures to complex spinal deformity correction.”
Dr. John Reeves, neurosurgeon at United Regional