Are you are suffering with chronic back pain or have a spinal deformity and are looking to surgery as an option?

Surgery with Mazor X™ may be the right treatment option for you.

If you or someone you know is suffering from chronic neck or back pain, or has a spinal deformity, you want to know that your first choice for surgery is the right choice for the best possible outcome.

The Neuroscience Center at Riverside Community Hospital now offers our patients the latest advanced treatment options for spine surgery with Mazor Robotics X™,  allowing us to treat some of the most complex spinal and deformity cases better now than ever before.

Riverside Community Hospital is proud to be the first hospital in Southern California to use this new advanced technology for multilevel deformity correction.

Conditions Treated with Mazor X™

With the recent investment in the new state-of-the-art Mazor X™ Guidance System for spine surgery, we are able to provide hope to patients diagnosed with spine conditions such as:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Scoliosis or curvature of the spine
  • Herniated disc
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stenosis
  • Vertebral fractures
  • And more…

Patients with the conditions often experience symptoms of:

  • Pain
  • Muscle spasms/tension
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Weakness
  • Decreased sensation
  • Decreased deep tendon reflexes
  • Difficulty walking or standing
  • Restricted breathing (scoliosis)
  • Loss of height
  • Spinal deformity and disability
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control

In some cases, these conditions can lead to deformity of the spine and vertebra and your physician may recommend surgery to straighten and correct the spine with the use of implants.

What is Mazor X™?

Mazor X™ is an advanced robotic technology used as a tool by surgeons that allows the surgeon to help guide and simplify the surgery in more complex cases. Mazor Robotics technology has been clinically validated to ensure 1.5mm accuracy for increased patient safety as compared to freehand spine surgery. Before entering the operating room, surgeons use Mazor X™ to pre-plan the optimal surgery in a CT-based 3-D simulation of the patient's spine. During surgery, the robot guides the surgeon's hand and tools to the precise pre-planned location. In a recent multicenter study published in Spine journal, investigators stated that Mazor Robotics technology "offers enhanced performance in spinal surgery when compared to freehand surgeries, by increasing placement accuracy and reducing neurologic risks."1 It also may reduce the use of fluoroscopy in minimally-invasive procedures.

Mazor X™ further enables surgeons to overcome limitations more than ever.

It provides the surgeons with proper planning, guidance with assistance of the robot, accuracy and a greater verification process to assure greater predictability and precision during the procedure.

What is Spinal Fusion?

Spinal fusion is the process of two or more vertebrae being fused together, immobilizing them to create a single structure.  Spinal fusion is used to treat fractured vertebra, spinal deformity, spinal instability, or chronic low back pain. The process entails inserting screws, rods, or pieces of bone (known as a graft) to help hold the bone in place.

What are the advantages of Spine Surgery with Mazor X™?

Surgical treatment of the spine requires careful planning and a highly-customized surgical plan unique to each patient’s anatomy. Benefits to patient include:

  • Through the use of Mazor X’s 3D simulation of the patients spine, surgeons now have the ability to pre-plan the optimal surgery for each patients unique condition for the best possible outcome
  • The robot provides assistance to guide the surgeons tools to place implants safely and accurately into the patients spine through enhanced precision and the visualization system
  • Clinical studies have shown patients may experience less pain following spine procedures performed with the assistance of the Mazor X™ Robotic Guidance System
  • Patients may experience faster recovery time, allowing them to return to their normal activities in less time than those who received surgeries via traditional methods
  • Clinical studies based on surgeries performed with the Mazor X Robotic Guidance System have shown increased favourable patient outcomes, including lowered surgery complication rates
  • May lower the risk of exposure to radiation from imaging typically used during surgery
  • Minimizes the chances of needing future back surgeries

Talk to your doctor today to find out if you might be a candidate for surgery with Mazor Robotics Technology.

1Devito DP, Kaplan L, Dietl R, et al. Clinical acceptance and accuracy assessment of spinal implants guided with SpineAssist surgical robot: retrospective study. Spine. 2010;35(24):2109-2115.