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Computer Assisted Spine Surgery

Inland Neurosurgery Institute (INI)

Neurological Surgery & Neurointerventional Surgeons located in Pomona, CA & Arcadia, CA

With advances in surgical tools and techniques, surgeons can perform complex procedures with better precision and flexibility. At Inland Neurosurgery Institute (INI) in Pomona and Arcadia, California, the skilled neurosurgeons use the most advanced tools and techniques available, so you get the best possible outcomes. This includes computer-assisted spine surgery, which improves visualization and precision during spinal procedures. To learn more about computer-assisted spine surgery, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Computer Assisted Spine Surgery Q & A

What is computer-assisted spine surgery?

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Computer-assisted spine surgery is one of the advanced surgical options available at Inland Neurosurgery Institute. For computer-assisted spine surgery, the neurosurgeons use the O-arm™ intraoperative CT imaging and navigation system. 

This advanced imaging system uses 3D technology that enhances your neurosurgeon’s visualization during your spinal surgery. 

With the innovative surgical tool, the neurosurgeons at Inland Neurosurgery Institute perform procedures with better precision, smaller incisions, and improved outcomes. 

Computer-assisted spine surgery makes complex procedures safe and shorter in duration. 

Am I a candidate for computer-assisted spine surgery?

Your specialist at Inland Neurosurgery Institute conducts a comprehensive evaluation to determine if you’re a candidate for computer-assisted spine surgery. If you need a spinal procedure, then you may be a candidate for the advanced surgical technique.

The neurosurgeons may use computer-assisted spine surgery when performing:

Computer-assisted spine surgery is a more advanced minimally invasive spine surgery that benefits you and your surgeon. 

What happens during computer-assisted spine surgery?

The neurological surgeons at Inland Neurosurgery Institute take an individualized approach to care. They customize your spine surgery treatment plan to match your diagnosis, health history, and ultimate goals. 

Your neurosurgeon spends time talking to you and your family about your diagnosis and treatment options so you know what to expect. 

Though less invasive than traditional open surgery, your neurosurgeon performs your computer-assisted spine surgery using general anesthesia.

During computer-assisted spine surgery, your neurosurgeon performs the procedure with the aid of enhanced real-time visualization that allows them to adjust their techniques as they go to minimize tissue damage and improve overall outcomes.

After the procedure, you spend time in the recovery room for monitoring. Some patients can go home the same day of their procedure, but many patients may need to spend a few days in the hospital during the initial recovery period. 

How long is recovery following computer-assisted spine surgery?

Recovery following computer-assisted spine surgery varies and depends on your diagnosis, type of surgery performed, and overall health. However, you can expect a faster recovery following computer-assisted spine surgery than with traditional open surgery. 

When using minimally invasive spine surgery, most patients can get back to most of their usual activities within four to six weeks. 

Call Inland Neurosurgery Institute or request an appointment online today.