Mazor Robotics has announced that Foundation Surgical Hospital (FSH) of San Antonio, Texas, USA has purchased its Renaissance system. This system sale marks the fifth Renaissance installation in the state of Texas and the 20th US installation in 2012.
Foundation Surgical Hospital of San Antonio is a 20-private suite facility that offers numerous surgical procedures and medical services. FSH of San Antonio is an associated facility of Foundation Surgical Hospital Affiliates (FSHA), a healthcare management and development company that partners with physicians to develop and operate surgical hospitals. FSHA manages four affiliate hospitals in Texas, including FSA of San Antonio.
“I’m thrilled to be working with Mazor and honoured to be the first surgeon to bring robotic spinal surgery to San Antonio,” said Michael Leonard, executive director of the Alamo Neurosurgical Institute. “As a neurosurgeon, I truly appreciate the benefits of an innovative technology that allows me to perform surgery with more precision, accuracy and less risk. This technology is the wave of the future, and I’m excited about being on the forefront of its introduction to the spinal surgery community in San Antonio.”
According to a company press release, the Renaissance, Mazor Robotics’ next generation surgical guidance system is transforming spinal surgery from freehand operations to highly-accurate, state-of-the-art procedures, with less radiation–even for minimally invasive surgery, scoliosis, and other complex spinal deformity cases. It is the only robotic technology for spinal surgery available in the marketplace.