New robot lands at Wollongong

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Illawarra patients now have access to the latest technology for complex spinal surgery.

Wollongong Private Hospital introduced the Mazor Robotics Renaissance Guidance System, the second robotic system in NSW.

Neurosurgeon Dr Jerry Day described the new technology as truly state of the art technology for spine surgery.

“The Mazor Renaissance system gives the surgeon the ability to precisely plan each procedure and subsequently conduct each patient’s surgery with confidence and consistently accomplish precision implant placement.

“This, in turn, decreases operative time and significantly improves patient safety,” said Dr Day.

The robotic system uses 3D imaging software to identify the precise placement of screws, any surgical challenges and helps develop a patient tailored surgical plan.

All spinal surgeons at Wollongong Private Hospital have now used the robotic system and have been impressed by the efficiency the new technology offers.

Acting Wollongong Private Hospital CEO, Mr Malcolm Passmore said he was pleased the state of the art equipment will further improve patient’s surgical outcomes.

“Installation of the Mazor Robotic System at Wollongong Private Hospital is great news for patients of the Illawarra.

“We anticipate this new technology will benefit more than 300 local private patients each year requiring surgical treatment for conditions such as spinal deformity, spinal weakness and chronic back pain,” said Mr Passmore.

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