An advanced image-guidance system, TrackX is the only technology that eliminates the guesswork associated with conventional robotic and navigation systems, making spine surgery at AdventHealth Fish Memorial faster and more accurate.1
“With other systems on the market, we are relying on old information taken before the operation even starts. We know that the spine shifts during surgery, and really, that’s the point, to shift the spine into better alignment. Shockingly, TrackX is the only navigation system on the market that allows me to adapt as bones move during the course of an operation,” said Dr. Stephane Lavoie, orthopedic surgeon and expert at minimally invasive spine surgery at AdventHealth Fish Memorial.
When compared to traditional imaging, the TrackX technology improves instrument placement accuracy in the operating room while reducing time, radiation and the number of x-rays necessary.
Similar to GPS systems in cars, navigation systems help guide surgeons as they perform delicate and intricate procedures near a person’s spine. These computer systems require the surgeon to reference images taken before the operation begins to guide them as surgery progresses. TrackX is unique in that it is the only system that continually updates using real-time information taken during the procedure.
Studies show that being exposed to just three minutes of radiation increases a person’s lifetime risk of cancer by over 1 percent.2 Given this widespread concern, every major medical society has committed to limiting the amount of radiation that people are exposed to during x-ray-guided medical procedures. Over the last decade, this concern has expanded to include the operating room.
“Without a navigation system, everyone in the operating room, including my patients, are exposed to potentially significant amounts of radiation. Navigation systems can lower the amount of radiation that I receive, but unfortunately my patients continue to get really upsetting doses of radiation,” Lavoie said. “As a surgeon, I am constantly striving to improve my practice and provide better care for my patients. The TrackX technology has been shown to dramatically lower everyone’s radiation, including the patient, and in addition, gives me the increased accuracy and reliability that my patients deserve.“
About AdventHealth Fish Memorial
AdventHealth Fish Memorial in Orange City has 175-beds and is one of the six hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the AdventHealth Central Florida Division - North Region. Formerly known as Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, the organization’s parent company changed the name of all wholly-owned entities to AdventHealth on Jan. 2, 2019. Based in Altamonte Springs, AdventHealth is a connected system of care. With more than 80,000 team members, AdventHealth is one of the nation’s largest faith-based health care systems with nearly 50 hospitals and hundreds of care sites in nearly a dozen states. With the mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth Fish Memorial provides whole person care to heal the body, mind and spirit. For more information about AdventHealth Fish Memorial, visit http://AdventHealthFishMemorial.com.
Dr. Stephane Lavoie, orthopedic surgeon and expert at minimally invasive spine surgery at AdventHealth Fish Memorial, with the TrackX Technology. AdventHealth Fish Memorial is the first facility in Florida to use this advanced image-guidance system for spine procedures.
Similar to GPS systems in cars, TrackX helps guide surgeons as they perform delicate and intricate procedures near a person’s spine. TrackX is the only technology that eliminates the guesswork associated with conventional robotic and navigation systems, making spine surgery at AdventHealth Fish Memorial faster and more accurate. When compared to traditional imaging, the TrackX technology improves instrument placement accuracy in the operating room while reducing time, radiation and the number of x-rays necessary.