Orlando, Florida- May 15, 2017 – Mazor Robotics. a pioneer and leader in the field of surgical guidance systems, congratulates Dr. Kornelis Poelstra, board-certified orthopedist and founder of the “The Spine Center of Excellence at Sacred Heart on the Emerald Coast”, for becoming the first surgeon to reach the milestone of 200 patient procedures using the newly launched Mazor X Surgical Assurance platform.
Dr. Poelstra, who is a pioneer of MIS pedicle systems, lateral interbody cages and reconstructive systems, has used the Mazor X to benefit patients in a wide variety of spinal procedures. Recently, he also performed the first ever Mazor X lateral procedure, which enables posterior instrumentation without requiring the patient to be repositioned from their side to a prone position during surgery, saving valuable operating room time.
According to Dr. Poelstra “The Mazor X has been utilized in over 90% of our minimally invasive procedures and has allowed for greater patient safety, shorter operating times and faster recovery for my patients. We believe that we are redefining the standard of spinal surgery in our facility.”