Point of Pride: Northwest Medical Center / by Joe Furia

Northwest Medical Center adds spine surgery to its list of surgical robotic surgeries performed. Earlier this year, our member performed its first spinal fusion surgery using a new robotic technology. This technology improves the accuracy of placing screws into the lower back, while reducing the need for x-ray exposure to the patient, OR staff, and surgeon during the surgery. Robotic technology will add tremendous value to many of the surgeries performed on patients because it provides better accuracy for placing screws into the spine. This typically leads to a better outcome of the spine fusion and could mean shorter recovery time as well as offer better overall patient-reported outcomes.