Mazor Robotic Surgery

Saint Francis Healthcare 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.

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What is the Mazor Robotics Renaissance™?

Renaissance™ 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:

  1. Plan - Creating a preoperative blueprint of the ideal surgery for each patient in a virtual 3D environment.
  2. Mount - Rigid attachment to the patient assures maximum surgical accuracy throughout the procedure.
  3. 3D Sync - Two fluoroscopy images of a unique fiducial array automatically synchronize the mounting system with the surgical blueprint.
  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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