Spine Associates Houston Spine Surgeon Dr. Richard Francis trains doctors in Robotic Assisted Spine Surgery Procedures using the Mazor Robotics Renaissance Guidance System at Westside Surgical Hospital in Houston, Texas.
Houston, TX / ACCESSWIRE / April 24th, 2014 / Houston Spine Surgeon, Dr. Richard Francis facilitates the only robotic spine-surgery training lab offered in Texas for spine surgeons.
In coordination with Westside Surgical Hospital in Houston, Texas and utilizing the Mazor Robotics Renaissance Guidance System, Dr. Francis, Director of Robotic Surgery, takes a visiting surgeon interested in performing robotic surgery through a complete live case study.
Westside Surgical Hospital has a dedicated Robotics Surgery operating suite that provides a dual console feature, which allows the visiting physician/surgeon to see exactly what Dr. Francis sees sitting at the Robotic console performing a spinal operation in 3D High Definition.
With Mazor Robotics Renaissance Guidance System, surgeons enjoy the comfort of pre-planning their surgery, executing the procedure with highly-accurate, state-of-the-art procedures and unparalleled accuracy, in a safer Operating Room environment with less fluoroscopy. It is also the only mechanical guidance system for spine surgery with FDA clearance and CE marking. To date, the Mazor Robotics Renaissance Guidance System has been used to place over 45,000 implants in thousands of spine procedures worldwide.
Mazor Robotics surgical guidance technology has been successfully used in a wide variety of spinal procedures–from routine cases to the most complex cases. The Company’s pipeline includes innovative products that will reshape the art of surgery. Among some of these developments are a unique, minimally-invasive spinal stabilization procedure enabled by Renaissance, an intraoperative 3D imaging system that is an add-on to C-arms (operating room imaging systems), and expanding clinical applications such as cranial procedures, i.e., cranial biopsies and deep brain stimulation implant placements.
Who can apply:
The Bioskills lab is open for all accredited surgeons who specialize in surgery of the spine or brain and are seeking to move to the next level in their careers by learning the procedure of robotic assisted spine surgery through the process of a hands-on experience.
What the lab offers to surgeons:
The Trainee or Student’s hands-on experience at a Westside Robotic Surgery Training Bioskills Lab for spine surgery cadaver lab allows surgeons to:
- Students have the opportunity to do a Case Observation alongside Dr. Francis,
one of the first surgeons in the nation asked to perform the artificial disc replacement and to use robotic assistance in spine surgery.
- Review and participate in pre-operative planning with the Renaissance system’s 3D software.
- Execute surgical technique with Mazor Robotics Renaissance Guidance System.
All Students who wish to participate must reserve their place and schedule their time for a live case study observation with Dr. Richard R.M. Francis, M.D. MBA, FRCS Ed., FRCS Ed. (Tr & Orth) Diplomat of the Intercollegiate Specialty Board in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery (UK). Dr. Francis has been practicing medicine for nearly two decades. Since founding Spine Associates in 2003, he has built a considerable reputation by maintaining a conservative approach to treating all spine conditions in both children and adults. He has made it his goal to stay at the forefront of technology, yet maintain a personal connection with patients and their families.
“I knew what I wanted to do from my first exposure to spine surgery in medical school. What grabbed me was that you could take a child with a severe deformity and—within just a few hours—correct it to the point where it was almost normal,” says Dr. Francis.
Dr. Francis is one of few spine surgeons capable of performing surgeries on children as well as adults and prides himself as one of the first surgeons in the nation asked to perform the artificial disc replacement and to use robotic assistance in spine surgery.
Please contact Marc Kessler, designated surgeon liaison, director and lead trainer for the Bioskills lab, at [email protected] to register for a Bioskills Lab.
Attend an Upcoming Renaissance Spine Surgery Lab:
Westside Surgical Hospital
4200 Twelve Oaks Drive,3rd floor
Houston TX 77027
Friday, April 18 2014 – One spot available
Friday, April 25, 2014
Friday, May 2, 2014 – One spot available
Friday, May 9, 2014
Friday, May 16, 2014 – Three spots available
Friday, May 23, 2014 – Two spots available
Visit http://mazorrobotics.com/physicians/bioskills-labs/ for more information.
Name: Keith Robinson
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