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Mazor X—More Precise Spine Surgery with a Faster Recovery

Living with back pain can be debilitating, and recovery from spine surgery was once a long process. The Mazor X is changing how you look at back surgery. Spine surgery using the Mazor X technology can help minimize trauma to the body, reduce pain and make recovery time shorter. 

Working together, St. Elizabeth Healthcare and the Mayfield Brain & Spine surgeons were the first team in the region to offer you spine surgery using Mazor X technology.

Mazor X can be used to treat: 

  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated disc
  • Scoliosis or curvature of the spine
  • Vertebral fractures

Benefits of Mazor X Technology  

Compared to traditional spine surgery, Mazor X benefits include:

  • Enhanced precision minimizes the need for future back surgeries.
  • Increase surgical accuracy helps preserve surrounding healthy tissues. 
  • Increased precision can mean less pain during surgery and recovery, fewer complications and quicker return to improved back function.
  • Reduces radiation exposure from imaging used during traditional back surgery.

How Does Mazor X Work?

Mazor X is not a type of surgery but a guidance system that assists with the positioning of surgical instruments and spinal implants. It guides the surgeon before, during and after surgery. The Mazor X system offers:

  • Planning: Giving the surgeon the ability to pre-plan your spine surgery using 3D software. An individualized treatment plan is created prior to surgery based on the results of the 3D study.
  • Guidance: An arm mounted to the patient is used along with a 3D optical tracking camera to guide the surgical tools according to the surgical plan. This visualization system allows surgeons to more accurately place hardware during spine procedures.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Webinar

Ask the Expert: Mazor X Technology

Dr. Nichols discusses new Mazor X technology, a robotic tool for minimally invasive spinal fusion. St. Elizabeth is proud to invest in the first Mazor X in Ohio and Kentucky to improve patient outcomes.