United Hospital Center Pioneers Mazor Robotics with Mazor X™ Spine Surgery

United Hospital Center (UHC) is one of only a few hospitals in West Virginia to have the Mazor X™ surgical assurance platform in its neurosurgery service line. The Mazor X™ system combines unprecedented pre-operative planning tools and analytics with unparalleled intra-operative guidance, giving UHC patients the most advanced spinal surgery options available.

Allan H. Fergus, MD

Bill D. Underwood, MD, Ph.D.

What is the Mazor X™ system?

The Mazor X™ is a guidance system developed by Mazor Robotics that allows surgeons to perform spine surgery–from the simplest to the most complex–safely, accurately, and efficiently while optimizing clinical outcomes. Independent scientific research has shown that using Mazor Robotics technology in minimally-invasive surgery (MIS) increases surgical accuracy, lowers clinical complication rates, reduces pain, and enables faster recovery and return to daily activities.

What are the advantages of minimally-invasive surgery with the Mazor X?

Minimally invasive procedures can mean less pain, less blood loss, smaller incisions, shorter hospitalizations, and shorter recovery time for patients. Smaller incisions usually pose a challenge to surgeons due to the limited view of the anatomy. The Mazor X system helps to overcome this challenge with a 3D comprehensive surgical plan and analytics that gives the surgeon unprecedented information before the surgery even starts. The result? The surgeon may operate with greater precision, efficiency, and confidence.

How precise is spine surgery with Mazor Robotics technology?

The accuracy of Mazor Robotics technology has been clinically validated in studies worldwide. For example, a recently published study demonstrated 98.3 percent accuracy for placing 3,271 implants in 635 cases in 14 international medical centers.

How safe is surgery with Mazor Robotics technology?

Mazor Robotics’ clinically-proven technology has been used in thousands of surgeries worldwide, including placement of more than 100,000 implants. All Mazor Robotics systems strictly adheres to international standards and have received FDA clearance in the USA and the European CE Mark.

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