Baptist Health has the only Mazor Renaissance Robotic Technology between Atlanta and Orlando, bringing North Florida residents the latest tools for increased precision in minimally invasive spine surgery. Specially-trained spine surgeons use Renaissance’s advanced 3D planning software to create the ideal procedure for each patient’s condition. In the operating room, the surgeon is guided by a unique surgical blueprint to place the implants safely and accurately using minimally invasive techniques, whenever possible.
Scoliosis is a sideward curving of the spine. Often the patient’s vertebrae are twisted and abnormally small, which makes for a challenging surgery. The Mazor Renaissance can increase the surgeon’s precision by pinpointing the locations where intervention is needed.
Degenerative and Herniated Disc
If nonsurgical treatments are not effective for relieving pain from a herniated disc, minimally invasive surgery may be used to treat nerve compression. Some patients benefit from a discectomy, while for others, a fusion may be considered.
Spinal stenosis is narrowing of the vertebral column, a common condition that can cause pain, numbness, and muscle weakness. Minimally invasive treatment options may be recommended if imaging studies reveal that surgery is the best way to relieve the nerve compression.
To stabilize the fracture, relieve pain and help prevent further weakening of the spine, the Mazor Renaissance technology can help guide the surgeon’s tools as minimally invasive spine surgery is performed. This can result in faster recovery and smaller scars.
Reconstructive Spine Surgery
Spine disorders can cause vertebrae to collapse, resulting in compression fractures. The Mazor Renaissance technology allows the surgeon to plan the surgery, creating a blueprint for the Mazor robot to guide the surgeon in placing the implants with great accuracy.
Traumatic fractures from stress or high-impact injuries may occur through accidents, sports or work-related activity. Minimally invasive methods can be used to place rods and screws to stabilize many forms of traumatic spine injury.
The Mazor robot helps guide the physician in implanting electrodes that help to deliver electrical stimulation to targeted areas of the brain that control movement. Using deep brain stimulation can be effective for Parkinson’s Disease and essential tremor.
Mazor Bilateral Deep Brain Stimulation brings patients comfort
Brad Wallace, MD, PhD, a neurosurgeon with Lyerly Neurosurgery at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, describes bilateral Deep Brain Stimulation using the Mazor Robotics Renaissance Guidance System. Jerry Bliffen, of Orange Park, and Guy Leblanc, of Jacksonville, show how the surgery helped change their lives and stopped their tremors. Both Jerry and Guy have what is called essential tremor, which causes their hands to shake.
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Watch Guy's individual testimony
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Mazor Spine Surgery helps correct Bonnie’s scoliosis
Bonnie’s lifelong scoliosis was causing her tremendous back pain. After minimally invasive robotic spine surgery at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, Bonnie is now living an active, pain-free life. She was pleased with her quick recovery, small scars and most of all, a straighter spine.
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