Richmond, Va. (Aug. 8, 2017) — HCA Virginia’s Johnston-Willis Hospital has performed its first case using the Mazor X™ surgical assurance platform, which combines unprecedented pre-operative planning tools and analytics with intra-operative guidance, giving patients the most advanced spinal surgery options available.
Joshua Herzog, M.D., orthopedic surgeon with Chippenham & Johnston-Willis Hospitals and OrthoVirginia performed the spine surgery.
“After a comprehensive study of surgical guidance systems on the market, we chose the Mazor X system to provide the highest level of pre-operative assessment and intra-operative precision,” said Herzog. “As spinal surgery has evolved, more focus has been placed on minimizing trauma to the body during surgery and expediting a return to function through the use of minimally invasive techniques, and this is where Mazor X can deliver its greatest value.”
Minimally-invasive procedures can mean less pain, less blood loss, smaller incisions, shorter hospitalizations and shorter recovery time for patients. According to Herzog, smaller incisions usually po se a challenge to surgeons due to the limited view of the anatomy. The Mazor X system helps to overcome this challenge with a 3D comprehensive surgical plan and analytics that provide unprecedented information before the surgery even starts, resulting in greater precision, efficiency and confidence.
“Minimally-invasive surgery has been a major focus for us in recent years,” said Zach McCluskey, CEO of Johnston-Willis Hospital. “We believe in providing the most advanced technologies along with the highest quality care for our patients. Our analysis of surgical guidance systems showed that the Mazor X system would further enable our surgeons to achieve the best possible patient outcomes.”