Humble, TX - December 6, 2012: Spine surgical teams at Humble Surgical Hospital have successfully performed two minimally invasive spine surgeries using Renaissance™ Mazor Robotics’ guidance system over the past few weeks. The surgical team is pleased with both the clinical results and the integration of Renaissance™ into their spine surgery program.
The prognosis for these patients is excellent. "Spinal procedures are usually complex," says Dr. Ngu, Orthopedic Surgeon at Premier Spine Institute in The Woodlands. "But these surgeries both went exactly according to plan, as confirmed by the postoperative imaging. In the past we would always worry about hitting a nerve when performing screw placement. With this system, we are more confident of our screw placement, with less chance of complications. I expect both Mrs. Parker and Mr. Loscuito to return to normal activity in a few weeks. These results are truly outstanding, considering that the expected recovery time for such procedures is usually four times long.”
Humble Surgical Hospital is the first in North Houston to offer this new form of spine surgeries to patients and one of the pioneers in the country to adopt this state-of-the-art technology. “We see Mazor Robotics technology as ushering in a new era in spine surgeries, the same way laparoscopies transformed general surgery in the ‘90s” says Debbie Cormier, Chief Administrative Officer at Humble Surgical Hospital. “We are proud to to be the exclusive provider of this technology for The Woodlands, Humble, Spring, Conroe and Cleveland.”
Renaissance™ is Mazor Robotics’ surgical guidance system for spine surgeries, ensuring consistent accuracy to 1 mm (1/25 inch) and a high level of safety for patients. Before entering the OR, surgeons use Renaissance™ to pre-plan the optimal surgery in a CT-based 3D simulation of the patient’s spine. During surgery, Renaissance™ guides the surgeon’s hand and tools to the precise pre-planned location with utmost accuracy. Investigators of a recent 14-site international multicenter study published in the peer-review journal Spine concluded that Mazor Robotics technology “offers enhanced performance in spinal surgery when compared to freehand surgeries, by increasing placement accuracy and reducing neurologic risks.” It also enables minimally invasive surgery with lower radiation.
Since opening its doors in 2010, Humble Surgical Hospital has performed close to 800 spinal surgeries. The physician-owned facility has a reputation as an established leader in spine surgery as well as in adopting the latest technologies for patient care.