CNSO Overview of Robotic Surgery
Over 4.83 million spinal operations are performed annually around the world, with 1.34 million operations taking place in the United States alone.1 In order to optimize and enhance surgeon performance, robot-assisted systems have been developed and deployed worldwide.2–5 In spine surgery, robotic technology has been utilized for spinal fusion and instrumentation procedures to aid intraoperative navigation, trajectory determination, and screw implantation (D’Souza M, et al. Robotic-Assisted Spine Surgery: History, Efficacy, Cost, And Future Trends. Robot Surg. 2019; 6: 9–23.).
The spine surgeons at CNSO are highly trained in robotic assisted spine surgery utilizing intraoperative spine navigation imaging systems. They have held academic positions at the top medical teaching universities, chief of surgery positions at top spine surgery hospitals, and neurosurgical society presidential positions. Together this team of word-class surgeons offer their expertise only in the state of New Jersey. They are the only board-certified multi-specialty team in New Jersey with proven success in treating patients using minimally invasive surgery techniques such as robotic and spine navigation imaging systems in New Jersey.
Images show two robotic platforms commonly used for spine surgery, the Globus Excelsius GPS (Globus, Inc) and the Medtronic MazorX (Medtronic PLC).