Spinal Navigation

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A computer-assisted Spinal Navigation System for minimally invasive spinal surgery for more complicated procedures is an integral part of the Waterbury Hospital Center for Surgical Innovation.   The image-based technology used in spinal surgery uses scans of the patient's anatomy and instruments that are tracked by the Navigation System's camera. Navigation can help surgeons more precisely guide their instruments in more advanced and complex procedures.

Patient benefits of this minimally invasive technique for spinal surgery include:

  • Less post-operative pain
  • A lower risk of infection
  • Minimal scarring
  • Decreased blood loss
  • Faster recovery times
  • Earlier discharge from hospital

All of this combined means patients are able to get back to their lives more quickly.