Orlando, Florida- April 12, 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.
Mr. Christopher Prentice, CEO of Mazor Robotics Inc. added “Dr. Poelstra’s experience with the Mazor X represents what we at Mazor believe is the optimization of spine surgery. The synergy between surgeon skill and enabling technology that maximizes patient benefit.”
Mazor Robotics (TASE: MZOR; NASDAQGM: MZOR) believes in healing through innovation by developing and introducing revolutionary technologies and products aimed at redefining the gold standard of quality care. Mazor Robotics Guidance Systems enable surgeons to conduct spine and brain procedures in an accurate and secure manner. For more information, please visit MazorRobotics.com.
About Sacred Heart
The Spine Center at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast provides comprehensive care for patients receiving spine surgery. Our healthcare team of board certified-orthopedic spine surgeons, nurses, social workers, and physical and occupational therapists offer each patient a highly individualized treatment plan to help our patients return to a higher quality of life. The center was founded by Dr. Kornelis Poelstra who is a pioneer of MIS pedicle systems, lateral interbody cages and reconstructive systems, serving patients across the United States and internationally