Carolinas Center for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Ashraf F. Guirgues, MD, FAAOS
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery & Robotic Surgery located in Morehead City, NC, Jacksonville, NC & Swansboro, NC
Robotic surgery offers patients who need spinal surgery access to advanced, precision treatment that resolves back or neck pain with minimal tissue damage. Board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon Ashraf Guirgues, MD, and the Carolinas Center for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery team use the Mazor X™ Stealth Edition robotic guidance platform, a state-of-the-art system that allows them to perform the most accurate surgeries with faster postoperative recovery. Find out how you could benefit from robotic surgery by calling the Morehead City, Swansboro, or Jacksonville, North Carolina, location, or use the online booking tool today.
Robotic Surgery Q&A
What is robotic surgery?
Robotic surgery is an advanced form of technology that enables the Carolinas Center for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery team to perform spinal procedures with unrivaled precision.
The team uses the Mazor X Stealth Edition to perform robotic surgery. Mazor is a third-generation surgical robotic guidance system with eighth-generation navigation. Since its launch, Mazor has completed more than 100,000 surgeries.
The state-of-the-art Mazor robotic surgery system uses advanced robotic technology, instrumentation, and navigation to help the Carolinas Center for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery team deliver the highest quality care.
This approach to robotic surgery supports the team's commitment to precision guidance for surgical procedures, enabling them to carry out a range of minimally invasive spinal surgeries.
What are the benefits of robotic surgery?
The benefits of robotic surgery include:
Improved surgical planning
The Mazor X robotic guidance system features a preoperative planning suite that provides the spinal surgery team with 3D analytics and other procedure planning tools. These tools enable the team to consider the specific needs of each patient to ensure optimal results.
Lower blood loss and quicker recovery
In comparison to traditional open surgery techniques, robotic surgery causes significantly lower blood loss. The minimally invasive approach used by the Mazor X combined with its superior accuracy means your surgery only requires small incisions, resulting in less tissue damage and bleeding, and faster recovery.
Built-in 3D imaging
Mazor X has built-in navigation that provides the team with clear visuals of your surgery. Your surgeon can use the system's virtual tools and sophisticated 3D analytics to make sure the procedure follows the blueprint prepared for each patient beforehand. As a result, you need fewer X-rays, which means less radiation exposure.
What procedures can a robotic surgery system perform?
The Carolinas Center for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery uses the Mazor X robotic system to perform spinal fusion. This procedure can help treat problems such as:
- Broken vertebrae
- Spinal abnormalities like scoliosis
- Spinal weakness
- Spinal instability
- Chronic low back pain
The team uses a bone graft to fuse two or more of your vertebrae. The graft stimulates the osteoblastic processes in your body, creating bone growth in the vertebrae that joins the bones together permanently. Spinal fusion immobilizes the bones, preventing the nerve irritation and lumbar instability that so often cause back pain.
Robotic surgery enables the team to perform the most precise spinal fusion possible, minimizing pain, and promoting a fast recovery. This facility is available at the Carteret, Craven, and Onslow County practices of Carolinas Center for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. Call today for further details or book an appointment online.