Providing you with the Latest Innovations at TriHealth Bethesda North Hospital
TriHealth has been a pioneer in the use of Robotic Spine Surgery and involved in the development of minimally invasive robotic surgery for spinal deformities and scoliosis. TriHealth is the only health system in the region and one of only a few in the U.S. to offer robotic-guided spine surgery for the treatment for adult scoliosis using the Mazor X Stealth™ Edition Robotic Guidance Platform. Jonathan Borden MD, a neurosurgeon with the TriHealth Orthopedic and Sports Institute and the TriHealth Neuroscience Institute, utilizes the latest innovation in spine surgery to perform minimally-invasive procedures at Bethesda North Hospital.
What is Scoliosis?
Scoliosis is an abnormal curving of the spine. Your spine is your backbone. It runs straight down your back. Everyone's spine naturally curves a bit. But people with scoliosis have a spine that curves too much. The spine might look like the letter C or S.
Symptoms of scoliosis include:
- Backache or low-back pain that goes down the legs
- Weakness or tired feeling in the spine after sitting or standing for a long time
- Uneven hips or shoulders (one shoulder may be higher than the other)
- Spine curves more to one side
A minimally-invasive Treatment Option
Robotic-guided surgical treatment provides Dr. Borden with pre-operative implant 3D planning and intra-operative trajectory precision when treating patients. As spinal surgery has evolved, more focus has been placed minimally invasive techniques. Minimally-invasive procedures using the Mazor X Stealth™ Edition spine robotic guidance system:
- Help help the surgeon with procedure planning by providing 3D images on your anatomy.
- Provide enhanced surgical predictability with robotic guidance.
- Enable the surgeon to customize the approach to match your specific needs.
- Visualize the anatomy in 3D and the placement of surgical instrumentation throughout the procedure.