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Dignity Health Mercy General Hospital Increases Precision of Spine Surgeries with Addition of Mazor X™ Robotic Guidance System

System can result in less blood loss, shorter hospital stays and smaller incisions

Sacramento, Calif. (February 2024) –  Patients needing spinal surgery in Sacramento may now benefit from the hospital’s addition of a new high-tech tool called Mazor X robotic guidance system. The system is a combination of specialized computer software and instruments that allows surgeons to visualize the patient’s anatomy, plan the procedure in 3D and perform with precision using robotic guidance.

“New technology allows us to build upon the care we provide at our facilities,” said Dr. Tina Johnson, President of Dignity Health Mercy General Hospital. “With the addition of the Mazor X robotic guidance system, patients can rest assured that they are getting the highest quality of care and getting access to the latest innovative technology to better suit their needs.”

Using the Mazor X system, surgeons can generate 3D images of an individual patient’s anatomy that aids in planning the placement and angle of implants. Through procedure simulations, surgeons can create a personalized care plan before the patient enters the operating room. Then, during the procedure, the system tracks the position of instruments in relation to the patient’s anatomy, enabling more minimally invasive approaches. Its robotic arm supports guidance of instruments and implants, and its range of instrument options and flexible applications means patients can be confident their surgeon has options to meet their surgical needs. 

Minimally invasive procedures that use the Mazor X system may result in smaller incisions, less blood loss and shorter hospital stays when compared to traditional open surgical procedures. Surgeons can also use Mazor X during traditional open surgical procedures. Mazor X robotic guidance system is developed by Medtronic, a global leader in medical technology.

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Mazor™ Robotic Guidance System

The Mazor X™ is indicated for precise positioning of surgical instruments or spinal implants during general spinal surgery. It may be used in either open or minimally invasive or percutaneous procedures. 

Mazor X™ 3-D imaging capabilities provide a processing and conversion of 2-D fluoroscopic projections from standard C-Arms into volumetric 3-D image. It is intended to be used whenever the clinician and/or patient benefits from generated 3-D imaging of high contrast objects.   

The Mazor X™ navigation tracks the position of instruments, during spinal surgery, in relation to the surgical anatomy and identifies this position on diagnostic or intraoperative images of a patient.


Do not use the Mazor X™ system with any patient who has been diagnosed or is suspected of having Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD).

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

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