Penn State Neurosurgery now offers the latest advance in minimally invasive spine surgery. The Mazor X Stealth™ Edition Robotic Guidance System allows our surgeons to perform less invasive surgical procedures with smaller incisions, faster recovery time and shorter hospital stays, ultimately returning patients to their active lifestyles faster.

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is the first hospital in central Pennsylvania to offer this leading-edge technology. If you are one of the many people who suffer from a debilitating neck or back condition, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery with the Mazor X™ Robotic Guidance System.

How the Mazor X Stealth™ Edition System works

This robot-guided spine surgery system enables our surgeons to create an individualized 3D surgical plan before setting foot in the operating room. During the procedure, the Mazor X™ automated robotic arm holds key surgical instrumentation in place for the surgeon. Robotic guidance then helps your surgeon execute the custom surgical plan with exceptional precision through micro incisions.

Like other robotic-assisted technologies, Mazor X™ enhances the surgeon’s human skills to deliver superior precision - all while the surgeon retains full control of the procedure.

Benefits of Mazor X™ robot-guided system

Surgery with Mazor X™ robotics technology has many advantages that lead to a faster recovery time compared to traditional surgery. This includes:

  • Improved surgical accuracy
  • Smaller incisions
  • Less risk for surgical complications 
  • Reduced postoperative pain
  • Less exposure to radiation
  • Shorter hospital stays

Conditions that benefit from Mazor X™ robot-guided spinal surgery

  • Complex scoliosis and kyphosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated discs

Spondylolisthesis - slipping of vertebra at the base of the spine Robot-guided spine surgery is also appropriate for individuals seeking a spinal fusion or revision surgery from failed prior surgery.