The University of California, Irvine Medical Center has purchased Mazor Robotics’ SpineAssist surgical robotic system that enables surgeons to conduct minimally invasive and complex spine surgeries in a safe and accurate manner.
The UC Irvine Medical Center, known for adopting latest medical technologies, performs robot-assisted surgeries for a variety of medical conditions.
SpineAssist is designed to guide the surgeon, who performs the procedure manually with the help of the robotic arm.
The system has been scientifically proven to increase the accuracy of spinal implants and significantly lower rates of misplaced screws and neurological deficits, according to Mazor Robotics.
For patients, this translates to fewer complications and revisions; and the minimally invasive technique contributes to faster recovery, with less pain and scarring.
Additionally, use of SpineAssist results in less radiation exposure for the patient, surgeon and entire OR team during surgery.