News | April 7, 2011

Mazor Robotics' SpineAssist Successfully Completes 2,000th Surgery


Surgery Performed at the Texas Back Institute at the Texas Health Institute in Plano, Mazor's US Training Center, by Dr. Isador Lieberman

Mazor Robotics, Ltd., a developer of innovative surgical robots, announced that its flagship product, SpineAssist, completed its 2,000th surgery recently. Dr. Isador Lieberman, of the Texas Back Institute, one of the world's leading surgical orthopedists, performed the surgery at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

The 2,000th surgery firmly establishes the significant role of robotic surgical guidance in the medical industry and represents a new standard of care for spinal surgery. Out of the 2,000 surgeries performed with SpineAssist, the majority of cases have focused on spinal implant surgery. To date, about 11,000 implants have been successfully placed with SpineAssist.

"SpineAssist is no longer an experimental tool. It has proven itself as a valuable tool to improve the accuracy and efficiency of spinal surgery," said Dr. Lieberman. "After using it in dozens of surgeries over the last eight months, I am confident the system will become a standard of care in operating rooms throughout the United States."

SpineAssist is the world's only robotic system that provides surgical guidance for spine surgeries. The system consists of a robotic device that mounts above the patient's spine and interfaces with a workstation running advanced surgical planning software. The system is both FDA cleared and CE marked.

SpineAssist has been scientifically proven to increase the accuracy of spinal implants and significantly lower rates of misplaced screws and neurological deficits. For patients, this translates to fewer complications and revisions. More importantly, higher accuracy rates means that more people are able to live with less pain and debilitation, a reality made possible through the combination of Mazor's unique technology and the skill of the surgeons who use the system.

The system contributes to significantly lower rates of neurological deficits than free-hand procedures. In fact, in the thousands of implants placed by SpineAssist, none have resulted in permanent nerve damage in patients, which stands in sharp contrast to the current standard of care.

Numerous hospitals across the U.S. and Europe are currently using SpineAssist. Most recently, the University of California, Irvine Medical Center, world -renowned as an adopter of robotic technologies, has added SpineAssist to its portfolio. As many leading hospitals look to develop robotic spine programs, Mazor anticipates that it will significantly expand its presence in the United States and around the world.

About Mazor Robotics
Mazor Robotics is dedicated to the development and marketing of innovative surgical robots and complementing products that provide a safer surgical environment for patients, surgeons and OR staff. Mazor's flagship product, SpineAssist, is a specifically designed surgical robotic system that enables surgeons to conduct spine surgeries in an accurate and secure manner. The system has been successfully used in the placement of thousands of implants in the US and Europe. Multiple peer-reviewed publications and presentations at leading scientific conferences have validated the accuracy, usability and clinical advantages of SpineAssist. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Mazor Robotics, Ltd.