Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has performed its first case using the Mazor X surgical assurance platform, which combines unprecedented pre-operative planning tools and analytics with intra-operative guidance, which improves safety and efficiency, while giving patients the most advanced spinal surgery options available.

Brian Hudson

Brian Hudson, DO, neurosurgeon with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point performed the surgery.

"After a comprehensive study of surgical guidance systems on the market, we chose the Mazor X system to provide the highest level of pre-operative assessment and intra-operative precision," said Dr. Hudson. "As spinal surgery has evolved, more focus has been placed on minimizing trauma to the body during surgery and expediting a return to function through the use of minimally invasive techniques.

Minimally-invasive procedures can mean less pain, less blood loss, smaller incisions, shorter hospitalizations and shorter recovery time for patients. According to Dr. Hudson, smaller incisions usually pose a challenge to surgeons due to the limited view of the anatomy. The Mazor X system helps to overcome this challenge with a 3D comprehensive surgical plan and analytics that provide information before the surgery even starts, resulting in greater precision and efficiency.

"Minimally-invasive surgery has been a major focus for us in recent years," said Joe Rudisill, COO of Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. "We believe in providing the most advanced technologies along with the highest quality care for our patients. Our analysis of surgical guidance systems showed that the Mazor X system would further enable our surgeons to achieve the best possible patient outcomes."