Robotic spinal surgery is an innovative minimally invasive spine surgery that combines cutting-edge computer navigation and robotic technologies to enhance surgical precision. Spine surgeries performed under robotic guidance involve smaller incisions, fewer complications, and limit the patient’s exposure to radiation, making them safer and more effective.
What is robotic spine surgery?
Meet Your Spine Surgery Specialist
Dr. Brian McHugh is currently one of the leading practitioners of robotic spinal surgery. He’s a board-certified neurological surgeon specializing in the latest cutting-edge minimally invasive spine surgery techniques, including robotic spine surgery on Long Island. He runs advanced diagnostic tests to diagnose the root cause of your spinal problems, creates a unique blueprint for your specific surgical case, and leverages his immense skills and experience to deliver predictable and reproducible results.
Am I a suitable candidate for robotic spinal surgery?
Dr. McHugh runs advanced diagnostic tests and physical exams to determine the root cause of all your problems. Robotic spinal surgery can treat most spinal problems, including spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, fractured vertebrae, spinal tumors, etc. However, you only qualify for a robotic spinal surgery if you’ve already gone through non-invasive treatment options.
You’re a suitable candidate for a robotic spinal surgery if:
- You have already gone through non-operative treatments, including corticosteroid injections, medications, and physical therapy.
- The non-invasive treatment options haven’t produced sufficient results.
- The spinal problems and symptoms are getting worse.
- You’re experiencing symptoms like loss of function, numbness, or loss of bowel/bladder control.
- Dr. McHugh recommends robotic spinal surgery.
"I had tears when I saw the X-rays of the amazing work he did to fix my scoliosis, truly an amazing doctor! His bedside manner is the best of the best, he is funny and down to earth as an added bonus! All in all, BEST SPINE SURGEON there is!”
What are the benefits of robotic spinal surgery?
- Smaller incisions than traditional surgeries.
- Minimal soft tissue damage to the surrounding skin.
- The spine can be accessed without cutting the muscles.
- Minimal loss of blood.
- Enhanced accuracy because of a real-time virtual view of the spinal anatomy.
- Heightened precision with implant placements.
- Minimal exposure to radiation because the procedure doesn’t involve x-rays.
- The procedure concludes faster than traditional surgeries.
- Minimal recovery period.
- Minimal postoperative pain and discomfort.
- The incision scars heal quickly.
What does robotic spinal surgery treat?
- Disc herniation
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal instability
- Spinal stenosis
- Spinal tumors
- Spinal Infections
- Fractured vertebrae
- Other degenerative problems