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DESTINATION PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT: Orthopedics

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Conditions we treat include scoliosis, spina bifida, limb deformities, cerebral palsy and sports injuries. Our team has been recognized worldwide for technological advances in robotically assisted pediatric surgery using the Mazor Robotics’ Renaissance System with over 300 successful surgeries.

Robotic Scoliosis Surgery

The biggest development in advanced surgery for spinal scoliosis is the accuracy and safety provided with robotic assistance. The precision and reliability of the robot significantly reduces OR time and blood loss, decreasing pain and hospitalization stay while improving patient safety and recovery. We have been a pioneer in robotic scoliosis surgery, performing Florida’s first robotic pediatric spine surgery in 2012 with the Mazor Robotics Renaissance robot. In July 2018 we marked another milestone, performing the world’s first pediatric scoliosis surgery with the new Globus Excelsius GPS robot. This state-of-the-art platform incorporates robotic assistance with real-time navigation. Imagine the capability of an autonomous robotic arm combined with the ability to operate using a 3D image of the spine - just like the GPS navigation unit in your car!

Sports Medicine

Our mission is to provide comprehensive care for pediatric and adolescent athletes in our communities. That’s why we have partnered with neighboring high schools like Bishop Moore Catholic and Edgewater to be the primary health care providers for their student athletes. Our sports medicine team, consisting of primary care and surgical specialists with advanced surgical and non-surgical training, provide sideline coverage for athletic events and work alongside the student body. We treat a variety of sports injuries and conditions including ACL injuries, shoulder and patella dislocations, concussions and fractures.

Pioneering the Globus Excelcius GPS Robot in Pediatrics

In July 2018, we became the first facility to perform scoliosis spine surgery using the Globus Excelcius GPS robot on a child. This robot and procedure had never been implemented to treat a child before and was more typically used to treat adults with arthritis or low back pain. Traditionally, this type of surgery was done without visual guidance, but technological advancements over the last six years or so have led to improved accuracy and precision, creating the best outcomes for our patients.

Heyden Lazo is an avid surfer and also the first-ever pediatric Globus Excelcius GPS scoliosis surgery patient.

Heyden came to AdventHealth for Children because he had scoliosis and after wearing a brace for numerous years, he realized that having surgery was absolutely necessary to improve his quality of life.

His first surgery was a smaller procedure to see if we could control his scoliosis, but unfortunately an additional surgery was needed. We had to evaluate the best type of surgery necessary to allow Heyden to continue to be active but cure his scoliosis at the same time.

Following Heyden’s surgery, he has an extremely hopeful future, with plans of going to college, backpacking (a feat he once thought impossible with two rods in his back), and of course returning to his first love…surfing.

Referrals

Ebony Curry Phone:

Call407-303-5687 opt 3 | Fax: Call407-303-0806

Ebony.Curry@AdventHealth.com

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