Melbourne Private Hospital introduces spinal robotics


A focus on cutting edge technology has led to the arrival of the Manzor Renaissance Robotic guidance system to Melbourne Private Hospital.

The system, for minimally invasive spinal surgery, adds to the innovative tools at the hospital, ultimately resulting in better patient outcomes.

Before entering the operating room, surgeons use the robotic system to pre-plan the optimal surgery in a CT-based 3D simulation of the patient’s spine. During surgery, the robot guides the surgeon to the precise pre-planned trajectory to execute the surgical plan.

"The Robot allows us to optimise workflow, save time and reduce intraoperative fluoroscopy time substantially. It is a great assistance in difficult, multi-level and complex cases,” explains Dr Andrew Morokoff, Neurosurgeon and University of Melbourne’s Head of the brain tumour and epilepsy laboratory.

Neurosurgeon and spinal services specialist Mr Badhu Kavar uses the Renaissance robot to perform spinal procedures at Melbourne Private Hospital.

“The new technology allows reproducible, accurate placement of percutaneous pedicle screws. It’s accuracy and efficiency is fantastic and substantially decreases any risk of injury to the patient,” Mr Kavar said .


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