Jessica Noble felt so good after spinal fusion surgery in July, she attended a family party just two weeks later. The Oak Lawn woman had a revolutionary new kind of robotic spine surgery available only at Silver Cross Hospital. “Some of the party guests didn’t even know I’d had surgery,” she said.
Prior to the life-changing procedure performed by orthopedic spine surgeon Chintan Sampat, M.D., Jessica had near-constant lower back pain, caused by a college volleyball injury and made nearly unbearable by a head-on car collision last fall. The pain often radiated down her right leg, making standing and walking uncomfortable.
She tried physical therapy, pain medications and spinal injections to no avail. The working mom with a 3-year-old toddler was desperate for a solution. Then a cousin referred her to Dr. Sampat, and the rest is history.
The Midwest Institute for Robotic Surgery at Silver Cross is the first in Illinois and the entire tri-state area to use a navigation-guided robotic system to enhance the safety and accuracy of minimally invasive robotic spine surgery. And Jessica was the first patient to experience its benefits. The hospital’s new Globus ExcelsiusGPSTM system combines sophisticated robotic technology with an advanced navigation system to guide the surgeon during delicate spinal fusion procedures.
“The surgeon is still in complete control, but this new robotic instrument offers the added benefit of 3D-guided navigation, which allows for precision and success during robotic spinal fusion surgery,” Dr. Sampat explained.
Patients experience less pain, scarring, and blood loss, fewer complications, less radiation exposure and a faster recovery so they can return to doing what they enjoy.
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