7 Advantages of Robotic-Assisted Surgery

Published on November 1, 2019 by The Spine Center

Lower back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, affecting 10% across the globe. If you’re among the unlucky one in 10, you may be facing spinal surgery to restore your mobility.

When you need surgery, you want to choose a surgeon who’s current on the most advanced technology. The team at The Spine Center of Louisiana uses the Mazor Robotics Renaissance® Guidance System to give you the best possible procedure and recovery. Here, we explain more about the advantages of robotic-assisted surgery.

The robotic-assisted surgery process

The Mazor Robotics Renaissance system allows your surgical team to plan out the entire procedure in advance, using software that precisely maps your spine to provide specific data about your diagnosis and unique physiology. 

Once the blueprint is created, the robotics technology used during the surgery guides the movement of tiny tools used to repair your spine. Your surgeons are in full control, but the technology lets them be even more precise than their own skilled hands can accomplish. 

Advantages of robotic-assisted surgery

Using Mazor Robotics Renaissance, our doctors can give you a better surgical experience, not just with greater precision in tool and screw placement, but in improved recovery. This robotic surgery technology provides:

1. Faster surgeries

Because the surgery is mapped out in advance, and every movement can be done more accurately and swiftly, you spend less time under anesthesia and have a lower likelihood of complications. 

2. Smaller incisions

Thanks to the tiny tools used in tandem with the robotic-assisted surgical system, the surgery is minimally invasive. You have smaller incisions and less visible scars as a result.

3. Less tissue damage

Using smaller tools and small incisions means less trauma, too. The surrounding tissues aren’t damaged as severely as with traditional surgery, and you have less swelling and pain afterward.

4. Less blood loss

With this type of spine surgery, you won’t lose as much blood, meaning fewer transfusions and a quicker recovery.

5. Shorter hospital stay

A shorter hospital stay generally means your recovery is swifter, and you also reduce your chances of developing a hospital-acquired infection.

6. Reduced postoperative pain and less medication

Because the trauma of surgery is significantly reduced with robotics, you have less pain after surgery. This also means less need for strong postoperative painkillers.

7. Faster return to normalcy

With a minimally invasive surgery, your healing is faster and you can get back to your normal life more quickly.

If you’re interested in learning more about robotic-assisted surgery, contact one of our convenient locations in the greater Baton Rouge, Louisiana, area or set up a consultation with one of our spine specialists using our online booking tool.

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