Robotic Spine Surgery

The Spine Center of Baton Rouge

Orthopaedic Spine Surgeons & Pain Management Specialists located in Baton Rouge, LA

You have more than one option when it comes to treating back pain. Robotic spine surgery is a safe, effective alternative to get you back on your feet again. As leaders in high-tech care, The Spine Center of Baton Rouge delivers relief for many spinal conditions with robotic spine surgery. Their offices are conveniently located in Baton Rouge, Walker, and Prairieville, Louisiana. To find out if robotic spine surgery is right for you, call or schedule an online consultation today.

Robotic Spine Surgery Q & A

What is robotic spine surgery?

Technological advances are changing the way doctors treat back ailments. Robotic spine surgery is a minimally-invasive alternative to traditional methods like open surgery.  

Robotic spine surgery allows Dr. Kevin P. McCarthy and Dr. C. Chambliss Harrod at The Spine Center of Baton Rouge to map out your operation in a virtual 3D environment beforehand. They design a surgical blueprint that’s unique to you.

By using technologies to guide your doctor during spine surgery, robotic spine surgery offers a faster recovery time, lower complication rates, and less pain after surgery than open surgery. The result? You can get back to your daily life more quickly.

How is robotic spine surgery different from other spine surgery?

Before the advent of robotic technologies, surgeons performed either open surgery or minimally invasive surgery on your back. Each type of surgery comes with downsides. In open surgery, your surgeon needs to make a large incision to fully expose your spine and see clearly during surgery.

In contrast, minimally-invasive surgery requires smaller incisions—but surgeons can’t see as well through the tiny cuts. As a result, they have to use tools like fluoroscopy (X-ray) images to view their progress. Studies show this makes minimally-invasive surgery less accurate. Plus, prolonged exposure to radiation isn’t good for you.

Robotics technology offers a high degree of accuracy and the advantages of minimally-invasive surgery. During surgery, robotics surgery software guides your surgeon precisely to the area where you need treatment. This type of computer assistance is a big advantage in complex surgeries like scoliosis corrections. Robotic spine surgery is safe, and robotic technology is approved by the FDA.

What does robotic spine surgery treat?

If you have a debilitating spinal condition, talk to the surgeons at The Spine Center of Baton Rouge to see if you’re a candidate for robotic spine surgery. Here are some of the conditions treated by robotic spine surgery:

  • Scoliosis
  • Herniated disc
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Spondylolisthesis

Before recommending robotic spine surgery, the medical team at The Spine Center of Baton Rouge will explore other surgical and non-surgical options to find the treatment plan that’s right for you.  

If you’ve been considering back surgery, and wondered whether you might be a candidate for robotic spine surgery, call or schedule an online consultation today with The Spine Center of Baton Rouge. They take pride in answering all of your questions so you feel confident about your medical decision.