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Goodyear hospital gets new spine surgery robot

Abrazo West Campus in Goodyear is now one in all 9 hospitals to utilize the top-of-the-line Loop-X robot for spinal procedures.

GOODYEAR, Ariz — It seems like one thing out of a science fiction film, however one Goodyear hospital is getting a model new robot to assist with spinal surgery. Abrazo West Campus will probably be one in all 9 hospitals to make use of the new Loop-X spine robot and the primary in Arizona with the system.

Healthcare professionals purpose to make use of the robot to assist folks dwelling with extreme again ache by opening up new surgical choices for potential sufferers. And with the Loop-X coming to Goodyear, sufferers will not want to go away the state to get the care they want.

The Loop-X robot is a round imaging system that may transfer by itself across the affected person as a way to take 2D and 3D photos of their physique. Hospital employees will not want to maneuver the affected person throughout surgery, and the new gear will restrict their publicity to radiation.

Surgeons will have the ability to management the robot utilizing BrainLab software and modify the Loop-X in the course of the process.

“The system works in sync with other devices in the OR, moving with the procedure and on the surgeon’s command, enhancing the surgical experience,” stated Abrazo Spine Surgeon Dr. Brian Vernon.

“The device robotically aligns to the most critical patient anatomy, so patients do not have to be moved to be scanned with Loop-X. In addition, independently moving imaging source and detector panels help reduce the amount of radiation exposure,” he stated.

Abrazo West Campus is likely one of the first 10 hospitals to put in the system, which the FDA lately authorized. Hospital employees say the Loop-X robot and accompanying BrainLab system must be absolutely put in and operation by November.

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