Neurosurgical Associates PC
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Birmingham, AL 35205

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Neurosurgical Associates PC and Mazor Robotics Renaissance Guidance System


The Mazor Robotics Renaissance Guidance System improves accuracy, minimizes recovery time

When it comes to spine surgery in Birmingham, Neurosurgical Associates, PC offers one of the most experienced teams in the world and the most state-of-the-art technology, providing patients with unparalleled precision and results. The surgeons of Neurosurgical Associates, PC are now the first surgeons in the state of Alabama using the Mazor Robotics Renaissance Guidance System for specific procedures to achieve even better accuracy and minimize recovery time for back pain patients.

In January, surgeons from Neurosurgical Associates, PC at St. Vincent’s Health System Birmingham performed complex spine surgery using the Renaissance system. This system allows them to pre-plan surgery in a three-dimensional field and helps guide the surgeon during surgery. The computer guidance allows superior accuracy, particularly if a patient’s anatomy shifts during surgery.

The surgeons at Neurosurgical Associates, PC are highly trained and experienced spine neurosurgeons. By utilizing the Renaissance system, they continue to raise the bar on implant accuracy and precision during spinal surgery, resulting in better outcomes for patients.

With the Renaissance system, doctors can plan the spine surgery before entering the operating room. That plan is then input into the Renaissance system, which helps provide the doctors with unparalleled precision, resulting in consistent, optimal results for spine surgery patients. In a study of 112 cases, compared to freehand surgery, Mazor Robotics technology[1] resulted in:

  • Improved implant accuracy
  • May have reduced fluoroscopy (56 percent reduction in this clinical case series)
  • Reduced complication rates, re-operations, and postop opioids
  • Reduced average length of stay

The Renaissance system has been used in thousands of spine procedures worldwide ranging from minimally-invasive surgery for degenerative disk disease to open surgery for scoliosis and other complex spinal deformity cases.

[1] Kantelhardt SR, Martinez R, Baerwinkel S, Burger R, Giese A, Rohde V. Perioperative course and accuracy of screw positioning in conventional, open robotic-guided and percutaneous robotic-guided, pedicle screw placement. Eur Spine J. 2011;20(6):860-868.