Robotic Technology for Spine Surgery Available at Centennial Hills, Henderson Hospitals

Friday, April 9, 2021

To provide advanced spine surgical care for patients throughout southern Nevada, Centennial Hills and Henderson hospitals now offer the Mazor X Stealth™ Edition Robotic Guidance Platform. The inaugural procedures at both hospitals occurred in March 2021.

The technology allows surgeons to create a customized surgery plan by using a CT-based 3D models of the patient’s spine prior to surgery. As part of the pre-operative planning, the personalized model allows the physician to determine exactly where implants should be placed. During surgery, the robotic arms use precise navigation to place and support the implants. Simultaneously, the surgeon can use real-time imaging feedback to ensure the complex spine surgery is proceeding as planned.

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“Mazor X Stealth Edition is an amazing, innovative platform that allows us to offer the latest surgical options for patients who need spine surgery,” said Kevin R. Sharif, MD, who performed the first case utilizing the new equipment at Henderson Hospital in March. “This technology combines computer navigation and robotics to deliver safe, reliable, and precise minimally invasive spine surgery in the Las Vegas Valley.”

“Surgical robotics is not the future – it is very much here, at the present time, and I believe it has become the standard of care at Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center,” said I. Michael Schneier, MD, who performed the first case at Centennial Hills Hospital last month.

Benefits of the technology include reduced exposure to radiation because of fewer needs for X-ray images to verify the placement of implants; a smaller and more precise area of operating on the spine due to the 3D imagery; an anticipated faster recovery time; and lower rates of infection.*

Conditions and Medical Procedures

Surgeons may use the Mazor X Stealth robotic surgery system to treat multiple conditions that require precise positioning of screws or other implants, particularly in lumbar and thoracic spinal fusions. Some conditions that can be treated include:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal fractures
  • Spinal implants
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spine deformity
  • Spine fusion
  • Tumors
  • Vertebrae fractures
  • Walking or movement deformities

*Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if robotic surgery is right for you.