ORLANDO, Fla., April 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Last week, Neurosurgeon Andrew Cannestra, MD, PhD, performed Baptist Medical Center's 700th case with the Mazor Robotics Renaissance® Guidance System. The team at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville has two Renaissance systems and uses the technology to assist in both spine and brain procedures.
Dr. Cannestra uses the system for spine procedures, along with fellow neurosurgeons at Lyerly Neurosurgery/Baptist Health, Paulo Monteiro, MD; Michael Petr, MD, PhD; Javier Garcia-Bengochea, MD, and Bradley Wallace, MD, PhD. Dr. Wallace also uses the Renaissance system's brain module to assist in the planning and execution of electrode placement trajectories for cranial procedures. See how it works.
"The robotic system allows precise placement of hardware, enabling our patients to have better and more consistent outcomes," said Dr. Cannestra, director of the robotic spine surgery program at Baptist. "Seven hundred cases is a landmark in spinal robotic care and should be recognized as providing the best possible surgical option for spinal fusion." Watch this story of how he helped patient Bonnie Wilson lead a normal life again with Renaissance technology.
Mazor Robotics Inc. CEO Christopher Prentice, added, "We are honored as a company to have this prestigious team of surgeons using Renaissance on a near daily basis, and it is of great benefit being close to our Central Florida headquarters. Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville continues to be at the forefront of neurosurgical and spine care and we look forward to celebrating many more milestones together."
Baptist Health is a faith-based, mission-driven system in Northeast Florida comprised of Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville; Baptist Medical Center Beaches; Baptist Medical Center Nassau; Baptist Medical Center South; Baptist Clay Medical Campus and Wolfson Children's Hospital – the region's only children's hospital. Baptist Health is currently ranked as the "most preferred" health care provider in the Jacksonville area and has more than 350 primary care and specialty physician practices, including Lyerly Neurosurgery, which has pioneered neurosurgical care since its inception in 1934 as the first sole neurosurgical practice in Florida. Lyerly provides a full range of advanced neurological services for the brain, spine and nervous system. For more details, visit baptistjax.com.
Mazor Robotics (TASE: MZOR; NASDAQGM: MZOR) believes in healing through innovation by developing and introducing revolutionary robotic-based technology and products aimed at redefining the gold standard of quality care. Mazor Robotics Renaissance® Guidance System enables surgeons to conduct spine and brain procedures in a more accurate and secure manner. For more information, visit www.MazorRobotics.com.
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