Is Robotic Spine Surgery Safe?
Robotic spine surgery has become a buzzword in the healthcare community. While the technology has been around for several years, it’s just starting to make its way into the forefront of spine care and has gained the interest of many patients who are looking for a less invasive way to address their back pain.
However, as is the case with most new technology, many people wonder how it works, how it differs from traditional, open surgery and whether or not it’s safe.
Robotic spine surgery is one of the safest, most accurate minimally invasive spinal procedures available. Robotic guidance has been used in over 29,000 procedures, helped place over 100,000 implants and been cleared by the FDA. Additionally, it allows surgeons to place implants with over 98% accuracy, reduces patient exposure to radiation and virtually eliminates error of the human hand.