Dr. Jiménez-Almonte is one of the few spine specialists qualified to perform robotic surgery in Florida. He uses the Medtronic Mazor Spine Robot to create a customized, 3D blueprint for your procedure and uses robotics to execute his pre-operative plan. This system offers a safer, more precise alternative to conventional spinal surgery using state of the art technique in robotic assisted spinal surgery.
Robotic spine surgery, or robot-assisted spine surgery, describes the use of robotic technology to assist with guidance during spinal surgery. Traditionally, spine surgeons have placed instrumentation in the spine “freehand,” relying on their knowledge of anatomy and on X-rays. In some cases, this has led to surgical complications, misplaced screws and implants, and re-operations.
With robotic assisted spine surgery images are used by Dr. Jiménez-Almonte to determine the size and placement of screws and other implants and create a surgical plan based on your anatomy. This pre-operative plan guides the robotic arm to the precise area of your spine, similar to a planned route on a GPS or cell phone application. This technology allows for real-time visualization of the implant entering the anatomy relative to the pre-operative plan. Dr. Jiménez-Almonte uses this route to accurately place screws and other implants using specific instrumentation.
Using our spine surgery robotic system and features such as customizable implant selection, optimal trajectory and 3D analytics; Dr. Jiménez-Almonte is able to create a personalized, 3D surgical outline tailored to your unique anatomy. This comprehensive pre-operative and intra-operative planning helps make surgery more predictable, safe, and efficient.
During your surgery, the robotic surgical arm guides Dr. Jiménez-Almonte place implants and screws with unparallel accuracy and precision. While the term “robotic spine surgery” sounds as if a robot is performing the procedure, Dr. Jiménez-Almonte is in full control of the movement of all the instruments during star to finish.
The surgical navigation system allows for real-time visualization of the patients’ anatomy and enables Dr. Jiménez-Almonte to precisely track the location of surgical instruments throughout the procedure and to adjust instantly as needed to ensure a perfect and predictable outcome.