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Kettering Medical Center First and Only Midwest Hospital to Offer New Spine Technology

Kettering Medical Center is the first and only hospital in the Midwest to use Brainlab Cirq® Robotics arm for minimally invasive spinal surgeries. The robotic arm is a lightweight, surgeon-controlled device designed to increase precision in navigated spinal surgery procedures.

“We are excited to have this cutting-edge technology available to our patients,” said Mark Hoeprich, MD, neurosurgeon for Kettering Health Network.” “Being one of the first and only in the Midwest to offer this level of precision for spinal surgeries is a huge advantage to our patients.”

The robotic arm easily mounts directly onto a standard operating room bed rail to provide an avenue for precise spinal drilling and pedicle screw placement. In addition to precise drilling and screw placement, the robotic arm offers the following:

·       Tissue-protecting trocars for minimally invasive surgery access

·       Secure drill tube stabilization

·       Full drilling guidance with depth-control

Patients that have an operation using the robotic arm have several advantages for their recovery including lower surgical complications, smaller incisions, less exposure to radiation and a lower chance of needing additional surgeries.