Texas hospital adopts Mazor Robotics surgical guidance system

1 January 2013 (Last Updated January 1st, 2013 18:30)

Mazor Robotics's surgical guidance system, designed for use in spine procedures, has been purchased by Texas-based Foundation Surgical Hospital (FSH), a provider of surgical procedures and medical services.

Mazor Robotics's surgical guidance system, designed for use in spine procedures, has been purchased by Texas-based Foundation Surgical Hospital (FSH), a provider of surgical procedures and medical services.

The robotic system, Renaissance, delivers less radiation and is used in minimally invasive surgery to treat scoliosis and other complex spinal deformity cases.

Numerous peer-reviewed publications and presentations have also validated the accuracy, usability and clinical advantages of the Renaissance system, according to the company.

"The robotic system, Renaissance, delivers less radiation and is used in minimally invasive surgery to treat scoliosis and other complex spinal deformity cases."

Alamo Neurosurgical Institute executive director Dr Michael Leonard said as a neurosurgeon, he appreciates the benefits of robotic technology that allows surgery to be performed with more precision, accuracy and less risk.

"This technology is the wave of the future, and I'm excited about being on the forefront of its introduction to the spine surgery community in San Antonio," Leonard said.

"I'm thrilled to be working with Mazor and honored to be the first surgeon to bring robotic spine surgery to San Antonio."

Mazor CEO Ori Hadomi said; "FSH of San Antonio is well known for adopting the latest advancements in neurological and spinal surgery, and we are looking forward to working closely with Dr Leonard in utilising the Renaissance technology in his spinal surgical practice."

FSH is an associated facility of Foundation Surgical Hospital Affiliates (FSHA), a healthcare management and development company operating surgical hospitals.