Robotic Spine
Surgery

What is Robotic Spine Surgery?

For patients requiring spine surgery who are not candidates for a motion-preserving solution, a stabilising spine fusion may be required for the best outcome.

In hospitals with leading spine centres, surgeons are now using state-of-the-art Robotic Spine Surgery to increase efficiency, accuracy and safety for otherwise lengthy and complex procedures.

As part of our largest international hospital in Thailand (and in the world) the Bumrungrad Spine Institute are celebrated for their advancements in Robotic Spine Surgery. They are 1 of only 3 hospitals in the world to offer the new Mazor-X Stealth robot, and as well as teaching surgeons from Western countries like Australia and the USA, elective surgery patients also visit from over 190 countries around the world.

What are the benefits of Robotic Spine Surgery?

Patients benefit from a highly accurate surgery, including safer navigation of delicate structures, perfect placement of hardware, and less time under General Anaesthetic. The latest Mazor Robotics System provides Pre-Op Analytics, with Intra-Op Guidance and Verification in ‘real time’. This is particularly important for patients undergoing complex surgeries involving multiple spine levels, such as severe spinal curvature correction (scoliosis).

Our Doctor explains:

Dr. Verapan Kuansongtham
Director | Bumrungrad Spine Institute

“Recently, we brought in the third generation of spine robots, and they provide us with more precision and planning before the surgical day itself. Robotic technology helps immensely when you have to put a lot of screws in patients. Regarding the accuracy rate, our hospital has placed over 2,400 spine fixation screws (August 2018) using this navigation system with only 0.1% misplaced. The aim of this technology is to carry out surgeries with higher accuracy.”

“But I must emphasize that despite the robots and the in-sync navigation system, our specialists are the ones ensuring the success of the operations. We use our freehand and the navigation to visualize and monitor what’s happening inside the patient. This allows us to understand any problems and fix it in real time. It’s important to say that our surgeons are still performing the operation, not the robots.”

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