Computer Assisted Surgery

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We’re Seeing Spinal Surgery Like Never Before

AXIS Brain & Back Institute offers spinal surgery with more accuracy and precision than ever before. We use the most advanced computer assisted surgery (CAS) technologies available today, the BodyTom™ and Stryker NAV3i®. These technologies are revolutionizing spine surgery by taking visualization and surgical accuracy to new heights in the operating room, where precision is of the utmost importance and millimeters matter.

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Surgical navigation is much like a GPS system in an automobile. Surgeons utilize specialized Smart Instruments and computer software to track in real-time the exact position of the instruments and implants during surgery. Using cutting-edge imaging technology, the surgeon is presented with additional information through advanced CT visualization. Not only can the BodyTom™ deliver high quality bone and spine imaging, but high resolution soft tissue imaging not found with typical flat-panel fluoroscopic imaging. This may yield greater surgical precision with improved patient outcomes. It also allows the surgeon to assess any complications which may have formed during the procedure prior to taking the patient off the operating table.

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“Computer assisted surgery is cutting-edge medical technology that offers many benefits to both the surgeon and the patient. Potential benefits to the patient are numerous. They include pedicle screw placement, tumor removal or bone modification that are conducted with a calculated trajectory and depth, smaller surgical wounds, reduced trauma to nearby healthy tissue, and reduced complication rates. Computer assisted technology also may lessen patient morbidity and lead to shortened hospitalization, decreased need for intensive care, and shortened recovery time, all while contributing to a reduction in costs.” – Dr. Aryan

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