AdventHealth is the first in Florida to use state-of-the-art robotic technology for spinal procedures

A doctor is using a robotic tool to conduct surgery.

Fla., ORLANDO, Fla., March 26, 2019 AdventHealth Altamonte Springs is the first in the state to use a technology to improve accuracy during minimally invasive spinal surgery. The Mazor X Stealth Edition Robotic Guidance Platform allows physicians to anticipate needs and develop a personalized surgical plan for each patient.

Minimally invasive surgeries only require small incisions, which lead to faster recovery and fewer complications. But smaller incisions can represent a challenge for surgeons due to the limited view of the patient’s anatomy. This new technology addresses this issue by integrating and streamlining three complex processes: image-based 3D planning of the surgery; intra-operative guidance using precision mechanics; and intra-operative verification of therapy placement using a specialized camera.

Before entering the OR, surgeons use a 3D simulation of the patient’s spine to plan an optimal surgery. Computer analytics provide the surgeon with data to plan the procedure, and with intra-operative guidance during the surgery. These technologies allow the surgeon to operate with precision, efficiency and confidence.

“Robotic spine surgery has been gradually evolving over the last 10 years, and I’m enthusiastic to see how far we’ve come with technologies such as the Mazor X Stealth Edition,” said Dr. Chetan Patel, orthopedic surgeon and spine specialist at AdventHealth Altamonte Springs. “I’m proud to be part of an organization that’s embracing state-of-the-art technology to provide the highest-quality care to all our patients.”

Dr. Patel and his surgical team at AdventHealth Altamonte Springs successfully performed their first procedure with the Mazor X Stealth Edition earlier this month.