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Fawcett Memorial Hospital First in Region to Utilize Newest Mazor Robotics Renaissance System

Port Charlotte, FL – Fawcett Memorial Hospital, an HCA affiliate, announces it is the first hospital in the region to perform robotic assisted minimally invasive surgery using the newest Mazor Robotics Renaissance® system.  This system allows for minimally invasive surgeries for spinal fixation, the process of two or more vertebrae fixed together, immobilizing them to prevent nerve irritation and instability.

Traditionally, surgeons perform this procedure with an open technique that requires a much larger incision. The Mazor Robotics system for minimally invasive surgery allows the surgeon to perform the procedure with minimal incisions leading to a shorter recovery time for the patient. Other benefits include less pain associated with the incision site, fewer complications, the ability to preserve healthy surrounding tissue, less blood loss, and minimal scarring.

“The Mazor Robotic system allows for me to perform minimally invasive spinal surgery for patients who may have previously needed an open incision. This allows for better patient care, and faster recovery time, so that patients can get back to living a better quality life,” said Dr. Gregory Gebauer, medical director of the spine program at Fawcett.

“To be on the forefront of this technically advanced surgery is an example of our commitment to deliver high quality, safe, and cost-effective healthcare within the community we serve,” said Bill Hawley, CEO of Fawcett Memorial Hospital.

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