Mazor Robotic Renaissance™ – Precision Guidance for Spine Surgeries

Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis is known for introducing several medical ‘firsts’ in Memphis and we continue that tradition by being the first and only hospital in the region to offer patients the benefits of the Mazor Robotics Renaissance™ guidance system for spine procedures.

Mazor Robotics Renaissance™ Guidance System has been used to perform thousands of procedures for a wide variety of spinal conditions, including scoliosis degenerative disc disease, herniated disc, and other complex spinal deformity cases.

Two doctors and a patientAt Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis we aim to provide you with everything you need to know about spine surgery. If you need a surgeon, try our free physician referral service.

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Robotics Spine Surgery
Renaissance™ is a robotic guidance system that allows surgeons to perform any spine surgery, safely, accurately and efficiently. This technology allows for a faster recovery for our patients.


How spine surgery works

How it Works
At Saint Francis Robotics Center we work closely with our patients from preoperative planning, through robot attachment. We are proud to create a custom blueprint that allows for a 1.5 millimeter accuracy.

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Our Center for Robotics Surgery is well known as a leader and innovator in robotic surgery. Our physicians are experts in the neurological and orthopedic fields.

What is the Mazor Robotics Renaissance™?

Mazor roboticsRenaissance™ is a robotic guidance system that allows surgeons to perform any spine surgery, from the simplest to the most complex, safely, accurately and efficiently. It can reduce radiation, lower complication rates, reduce pain and enable faster recovery for patients.

Mazor robotic technology allows surgeons to change from performing freehand spine surgery to highly accurate, state-of-the-art guided spinal surgery procedures that can improve patient outcomes and speed recovery. It is the only mechanical guidance system for spine surgery with FDA clearance and CE marking.

Types of spinal surgeries performed using the Renaissance™ include:

  • Scoliosis and other complex spinal deformities
  • Pedicle screws – short and long fusions
  • Transfacet screws and translaminar-facet screws
  • Osteotomies
  • Biopsies
  • Open, MIS and percutaneous posterior thoracolumbar approaches

How Robotic Spine Surgery Works

Surgery with Mazor Robotics’ Renaissance™ involves four major steps:

  • Preoperative planning
  • 3D sync of plan to patient
  • The Renaissance™ guided surgical procedure
  • Attachment of the robot

plan blueprintStep 1: Plan
Creating a preoperative blueprint of the ideal surgery for each patient in a virtual 3D environment.

3D fluoroscopyStep 3: 3D Sync
​Two fluoroscopy images of a unique fiducial array automatically synchronize the mounting system with the surgical blueprint.

mount the machine to the patientStep 2: Mount
Rigid attachment to the patient assures maximum surgical accuracy throughout the procedure.

tools and implants used to guide the doctor's planning Step 4: Operate
Tools and implants are guided to the planned location with 1.5 mm accuracy.

Mazor Renaissance™ Trained Surgeons

We are proud to feature the services of doctors who are expertly trained in robotic surgery. They are among a select group of physicians who are certified to use the latest Mazor™ surgical equipment.


J. Rodney Feild
MD, Neurological Surgery
Julius Fernandez
MD, Neurological Surgery
Sam Schroerlucke
MD, Orthopedic Surgery

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Getting Here

Saint Francis Hospital

5959 Park Avenue
Memphis, TN 38119


From I-240, Exit 15A