Robotic Spinal Surgery

Orthopedic Robotics Surgery

Orthopedic Robotics Surgery now being offered in Dallas/Fort Worth and Arlington Area

Orthopedic Robotics SurgeryThe providers at AOA Orthopedic Specialists are constantly staying up to date with medicine’s most innovative technology. We are pleased to announced that we will now Offer Robotic Assisted Spinal Surgery.

What is minimally invasive spine surgery?

A minimally invasive surgical tool that allows the surgeon to separate the muscles around the spine rather than having to cut through them. Then, the surgeon continues the operation as usual through small incisions along the spine.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery with Robotic Technology

Physicians often use Robotic Assistants in procedures that include posterior screw and rod fixation. On the day of surgery, surgeons take medical images and import them into the robot. The surgeon then uses these images to determine the size and placement of the screws and create a surgical plan based on each patient's anatomy. The surgical plan guides the robotic arm to a specific region of your spine, similar to the way a GPS shows a recommended route or pathway. The surgeon uses this pathway as a framework to accurately place screws using their surgical instruments.

Throughout the minimally invasive procedure, the robotic assistant continuously displays surgical instruments and implants on the screen for the surgeon and staff to view. This display also allows the surgeon to view live feedback during your procedure.

Why is orthopedic robotics surgery gaining popularity around North Texas?

Many people may wonder why robotics are now necessary to perform Spinal Surgery when they have never been needed before. So what are the benefits? Robotic intelligence allows our state-of-the-art surgeons to predict surgical outcomes before performing the actual surgery. The Robotic GPS provides surgeons with intraoperative data along with predicted post-operative data, in order to predict long term patient outcomes. The Robotic Assistant has flexible imaging modalities, including x-ray and imageless options, which allow surgeons and patients to reduce costs. Along with reducing costs, the precise imaging allows for preoperative planning with 2D to 3D bone modeling that customize to each patient’s unique anatomy.

How does Orthopedic Robotics Surgery work?

Created with the help of surgeons, Robotic workflow adapts to a surgeon’s exact technique.  These options include real time range of motion assessment, varus and valgus laxity measurements, and gap measurements. Imaging capabilities allows surgeons to conduct the surgery “virtually” which allows them to predict outcomes and implant placements before making any incisions.