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Back & Neck

Back & Neck

UT Health East Texas offers general treatment for pain management of the back and neck. Additionally, our UT Health Tyler facility offers Mazor Robotics Renaissance Guidance system for precision scoliosis treatment.

What is scoliosis?

Curvature of the spine, or scoliosis, is a problem that usually develops in adolescence and more often in girls. At a sensitive age, scoliosis can affect a young person’s appearance, posture, gait and self-image. In most cases it can be treated by close supervision and bracing. However, when those methods fail, surgery is the recommended option.

What is Precision Scoliosis Surgery?

UT Health Tyler leverages the state-of-the-art Mazor Robotics Renaissance Guidance System for precision scoliosis surgery. This advanced medical equipment, in the hands of a trained physician, helps correct the health-threatening condition of scoliosis before it can twist and cripple the life of a young person. Using the system’s software, surgeons create 3-D images of the patient’s curved spine, compare it with an ideal straightened spine image and map out a detailed plan to bring the patient’s anatomy into alignment. The robotic system then guides the surgeon’s precise placement of each pin and rod. Every patient has a customized surgery designed for that patient alone.

What are the benefits of the Mazor system?

  • It reduces time of the surgery.
  • It increases the accuracy of the surgery.
  • It improves outcomes for the surgery.
  • It reduces complications, infections and the need for revisions.
  • It reduces radiation exposure during the procedure.

For more information, call the UT Health East Texas Orthopedic Institute in Tyler at 903-596-3844.