(Courtesy of CMD) As we have reported previously, the Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders became the first private practice group in the Northeast to acquire a spinal surgical robot, known as the Mazor Renaissance.
Upon its acquisition, the robot was placed within the offices at the Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders at 177 North Dean Street, Englewood, New Jersey. Severally first-ever minimally invasive procedures were performed at the center, including the first office-based kyphoplasty with robotic assistance.
In addition, multiple groups of physicians as well as schools, including Frisch, Yeshiva Ohavei Torah, Yeshiva Heichal HaTorah and others, were given private tours and didactic lectures concerning this technology. Of note, the robot is an Israeli technology, the product of the Mazor Corporation of Casarea, which has emerged as a leader in spinal robotics over the last 15 years.
Upon successful utilization in the office-based setting, the robot was then transferred to an ambulatory surgical site, Saddle River Surgical Center, where several lumbar fusions were done, with both screws and rods, which were successfully applied robotically.
Now, for the latest in its excursion trail, the robot, in conjunction with a joint venture with Hudson Regional Hospital of Secaucus, New Jersey, has now found its true home, which is the new Hudson Regional Hospital. This hospital was formerly known as Meadowlands Hospital and has been transformed with new ownership into a spinal regional center and, in particular, is the only robotic surgical hospital performing spinal surgery in all of Hudson County.
Yan Moshe, the new leadership of the hospital, is quoted as saying, “We are committed toward the advancement of Hudson Regional Hospital as a premier place for spine surgery as well as advancing the burgeoning platform of spinal robotic surgery. We believe that patients will benefit from better accuracy and decreased hospital stay and, of course, better outcomes.”
In conjunction with this, the Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders was named directors of the robotic problem, including physicians Dr. Jonathan Lewin, Dr. Seth Grossman and Dr. Vagmin Vora, who will all share roles in advancing the robotic platform.
Currently, of the thousands of spinal lumbar fusions performed in this country, probably less than 10 percent are performed robotically. That number is growing secondary to recent literature, which suggests a much higher accuracy rate and diminished complication rate.
Dr. Jonathan Lewin from the Center of Musculoskeletal Disorders is quoted as saying, “We have been amazed with this technology and have made a firm commitment, in partnership with the hospital, to advance it forward. The benefits will be felt and we expect this to become the standard of care in the near future.”
Dr. Seth Grossman and Dr. Vagmin Vora echoed these sentiments: “Gone are the days of guess work in spinal surgery and screw placement. This is akin to landing a 747 plane with a computer platform as well as an excellent pilot. Both need to be on board.”
The Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders, with offices in Teaneck and Englewood, is committed toward your spinal health. For an appointment, please call (201) 510-3777 or visit the website to hear more about the robotic spinal platform as well as to see informational videos concerning its utilization at www.njcmsd.com.