Robotic spine surgery offers a lower risk of complications, faster recovery, and better precision and accuracy compared with traditional spinal surgery. At The Institute for Comprehensive Spine Care with offices in and around New York City, including Queens, the Bronx, and Manhattan, as well as Englewood and Jersey City, New Jersey, Gbolahan Okubadejo, MD, FAAOS, uses the latest advancements in robotic technology to relieve pain, repair injuries, and restore your quality of life. Schedule an appointment with The Institute for Comprehensive Spine Care over the phone or online today.
Robotic spine surgery involves minimally invasive surgery that Dr. Okubadejo completes using robotic technology. He controls a surgical machine containing robotic arms to achieve better precision and accuracy during your procedure. You might require robotic spine surgery if you suffer from:
Dr. Okubadejo often recommends conservative treatments first, such as physical therapy or spinal injections, but offers robotic spine surgery if you have a severe injury or long-lasting pain.
Robotic surgery is less invasive than traditional spine surgery and offers numerous additional benefits, including:
Dr. Okubadejo personalizes each treatment based on your unique needs and preferences.
To determine if robotic spine surgery is right for you, Dr. Okubadejo reviews your symptoms and asks questions about your medical history. He completes a comprehensive physical exam and may use blood tests, MRIs, X-rays, or other imaging procedures to diagnose the root cause of an injury or pain.
Before your spine surgery, arrange for someone to drive you home the day of the procedure. Follow pre-surgery instructions, which might include stopping certain medicines and avoiding foods and drinks the day of surgery. Dr. Okubadejo creates a highly customized 3D surgical plan before you arrive.
You’re given general or local anesthesia, so you don’t feel any pain. During the procedure, Dr. Okubadejo uses robotic technology to repair tissues with advanced precision. He guides the robot using surgical blueprints to enhance safety and accuracy. The length of time your procedure lasts depends on the complexity of the surgery.
Follow Dr. Okubadejo’s post-surgical instructions. Take it easy after surgery, as you might experience soreness at the incision site for a few days. Apply ice to the area as needed to reduce swelling and discomfort. Physical therapy can optimize healing and prevent re-injury.
Don’t let a spinal injury and chronic pain associated with it diminish your mobility and quality of life. Schedule an appointment with The Institute for Comprehensive Spine Care over the phone or online to determine if robotic spine surgery is right for you.