What is the Mazor Robotics’ Renaissance™ spine robot?
Renaissance is Mazor Robotics’ 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.
How safe is the Mazor robot?
Renaissance™ has been used in thousands of surgeries worldwide, including placement of over 15,000 implants, without a single case of permanent nerve damage (which can occur in about 1-2% of cases operated freehand).
Why should my surgery be performed using the Mazor robot?
Although statistics show that spine surgeries are generally quite successful, Renaissance™, Mazor Robotics’ guidance system, takes spine procedures to the next level with its consistent accuracy. Independent scientific research has shown that Mazor Robotics technology increases surgical accuracy, lowers complication rates, reduces pain, and aides in faster recovery with a quicker return to daily activities when compared to open, freehand surgeries.
What is the difference between traditional spine surgery and this minimally invasive procedure?
In open surgery, the spine is exposed through a large incision to allow a full view and access. Based on your CT-scan, your surgeon may be able to use Renaissance™’s advanced 3D planning software to plan the optimal surgery customized for your anatomy and diagnosis. Once in the operating room, Renaissance™ guides your surgeon precisely to the preplanned anatomical location where intervention is necessary.
Renaissance™ is not independent and does not cut or perform any action on your body. Only your surgeon performs the required procedures such as placing implants. Your surgeon is in full control of the system at all times. Also, at any stage, your surgeon can decide to continue without the assistance of the Renaissance™.
- Open, MIS, and percutaneous posterior thoracolumbar approaches
- Scoliosis and other complex spinal deformities
- Pedicle screws – short and long fusions
- Transfacet screws and translaminar-facet screws
Jumping Higher with Renaissance™
Fifteen year-old Danielle Penk went back to pole vaulting just six months after spine surgery with Mazor Robotics Renaissance Guidance System. This young athlete suffered from a bad case of scoliosis before having correction surgery with Dr. Dennis Devito of Atlanta, Ga. and has been nicknamed “Bionic Woman”.
Standing Taller with Renaissance™
Floyd Goodloe is a rancher in Capitan, New Mexico and he suffered from back pain for nearly 15 years due to a condition called spondylolisthesis. After a referral from his chiropractor, Floyd met Dr. George Martin at Southwest NeuroSpine Institute in El Paso and decided to have spine surgery with Mazor Robotics Renaissance Guidance System. This is his story of how he got his life back.