News from LSU Health Shreveport

Dr. Anthony Sin First Neurosurgeon to Offer Robotic Spine Surgery in the Area

Dr. Anthony Sin now offers the latest in robotic spinal surgery technology to patients with the Mazor X Stealth Edition™ robotic guidance system, making the department the first in the area to offer this service.

Anthony Sin, MD, FAANS, Vice-Chairman, Professor, and the Director of Complex Spinal Disorders in the Department of Neurosurgery, has received advanced training and is certified to operate with the system on spine surgery patients that suffer from various conditions including degenerative, deformity, and spinal tumors. Dr. Sin sees patients at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport and Willis Knighton Health System.

Approved by the FDA in late 2018, the Mazor X Stealth Edition System™ combines three-dimensional surgical planning, robotic guidance and intraoperative navigation that is tailored to each patient’s spine and condition. The system allows spine surgeons pre-operative or intra-operative planning capabilities of complex surgical procedures with features such as customizable implant selection, optimal implant trajectories, and 3D analytics.

With the Mazor X Stealth Edition™, our team, led by Dr. Anthony Sin, uses 3D planning technology to develop the optimal surgical procedure in a CT-based 3D simulation of the patient’s spine before even entering the operating room. The computer analytics provide our team with pre-operative data for procedure planning and intra-operative guidance, allowing for improved patient outcomes and lessening the length of hospital stays for patients by an average of 2 ½ days.

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