Explaining Mazor Robotics & Its Benefits

By September 19, 2017Blog, General

mazor roboticsNew technology is infiltrating operating rooms to create a safer, more successful environment. One of the most revolutionary pieces of equipment that the surgeons at Georgia Neurosurgical Institute use during spine surgeries is Mazor Robotics.

Mazor Robotics offers a plethora of benefits to patients. Learn more about the way this incredible technology is used:

How Mazor Robotics Works

Spine surgery with Mazor Robotics can be broken down into four simple steps:

  1. Pre-operative plan
  2. Mount
  3. 3D Sync
  4. Operation

During the pre-operative plan, the patient’s CT scan is uploaded to Mazor software. Using the software, the surgeon can view a 3D model of the spine. This allows the surgeon to see any potential issues or challenges that may arise. Additionally, the pre-operative plan enables a detailed blueprint to be developed for strategic placement during surgery.

After the pre-operative plan is complete, a mount is selected. Mazor technology offers four different types of mounts: clamp mount, multi-directional bridge mount, bed mount, and hover-t mount. The mount is attached to the patient’s spine. Once the mount is attached, a 3D marker is secured to the mount. The marker takes and sends pictures of the pre-operative plan in order to match the blueprint and the intra-operative anatomy.

Using the plan, mount, and 3D marker, the surgeon is now able to operate. The surgeon uses the instruments during the entire surgery to ensure complete accuracy.

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Mazor Robotics Benefits

In addition to a safer operating room and an exponential increase in accuracy, Mazor technology also provides additional benefits, such as:

  • 5 mm accuracy for pedicle screw placement
  • Faster procedures
  • Lower infection rates
  • Less anesthesia & trauma to the body
  • Reduced post-operative pain

Contact us today for more information about spine surgeries at Georgia Neurosurgical Institute. We look forward to hearing from you!

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