Melbourne Private Hospital hits 100 robotic surgery milestone
Since the introduction of the Mazor surgical robot in July 2016, Melbourne Private Hospital has completed 100 procedures using the state-of-the-art device.
Used for spinal surgery, the Mazor robot provides technology which is minimally invasive and results in a quicker recovery for the patient.
â€œTechnological advancements and access to new technologies such as the Mazor robot, continue to be an important aspect of Melbourne Private Hospitalâ€™s focus and strategy to support patient quality careâ€, explains the hospitalâ€™s General Manager, Leanne Umstad.
Consultant Neurosurgeon, Dr Andrew Morokoff explains that the 3D imaging platform allows the specialist to create a surgical blueprint and the bespoke guidance system provides up to 0.5mm accuracy.
â€œIâ€™ve conducted over 25 surgeries with the robot at Melbourne Private Hospital and the individual patientâ€™s results have been impressive. My patients have certainly benefited from the advancements in the technology,â€ explains Dr Morokoff.
A number of spinal robotic surgeries are scheduled at Melbourne Private Hospital in the upcoming months.