Robotic Surgery Specialist

Brain and Spine Institute of New York and New Jersey

Board-Certified Neurosurgeon located in East Brunswick, NJ, Bayonne, NJ, Midtown, New York, NY, & Bayside, NY

Robotic surgery elevates the precision, accuracy, and outcome of complex spinal procedures. At Brain and Spine Institute of New York and New Jersey, board-certified neurosurgeon Arien Smith, MD, FACS, uses robotic surgery to provide relief for people suffering from back and neck pain when conservative, non-surgical treatments fail. To learn if you’d benefit from robotic surgery, call one of the offices in East Brunswick or Bayonne, New Jersey, or their New York City offices in Bayside, Queens, and Midtown East, Manhattan. You can also schedule an appointment online today.

Robotic Surgery

What is robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery greatly improves the precision and outcome of spine surgery. Dr. Smith is in control of a robotic console during your entire procedure. 

This console manipulates tiny instruments that are controlled by Dr. Smith. A video screen shows the image of the surgical site on a large monitor in the operating room.

The tiny instruments have a greater range of motion than the human hand, making them especially effective when it comes to operating on delicate areas of the spine.

How does robotic surgery work?

Brain and Spine Institute of New York and New Jersey uses the Mazor X Stealth™ Edition robotic guidance platform. During surgery, Dr. Smith makes very small incisions at the treatment site through which a robotic arm directs a microscopic camera and tiny instruments to the treatment area. 

Dr. Smith can see inside your body via this camera and control how and where these instruments work to repair your spine.

Robotic surgery allows Dr. Smith to separate the muscles that surround the spine instead of cut through them to access damaged discs or vertebrae. As a result, you experience less trauma during your procedure and a faster recovery.

Robotic surgery provides a real-time image of exactly what’s going on in your body, greatly decreasing the chance for inaccuracies that may result in a failed surgery.

How does robotic surgery benefit me?

If you need spine surgery, robotic surgery offers numerous advantages, including:

  • Improved accuracy and precision
  • Smaller incisions
  • Shorter post-procedure hospital stays and faster recovery
  • Less tissue damage to areas surrounding your surgery

When you need spine surgery to relieve your pain and improve function, robotic surgery makes it a less invasive and less traumatic event.

When is robotic surgery required?

Dr. Smith only recommends robotic spine surgery when conservative treatments fail to resolve your pain, and surgical intervention can prevent progression or degeneration and improve function.

Issues usually resolved with spine surgery include:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spine tumors
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Injury from trauma

If you have back pain or a degenerative condition that needs spinal surgery, contact Brain and Spine Institute of New York and New Jersey to learn more about minimally invasive robotic options. Call the nearest location or book an appointment online today.