• Largo Medical Center Expands Spine Program to Include Surgical Robot

    LARGO, FL – February 2016) – The staff and physicians of the Florida Spine & Neuro Center at Largo Medical Center are proud to announce the Renaissance® Mazor Robotics guidance system as the latest addition to the hospital’s spine and robotics surgical programs. Christopher Koebbe, MD, Endovascular Spine Surgeon at LMC performed the first procedure at the hospital in January.
    “Acquiring this robot is part of our continuous commitment to delivering the highest standard of care for our patients,” explains Anthony Degina, CEO, Largo Medical Center. ” Adding robotic technology to our spine program is another step in our development of becoming a nationally renowned academic medical center, always providing compassionate care and service.”
    Before entering the OR, a surgeon will use the robot to pre-plan the operation with a CT-based 3D simulation of the patient’s spine.
    “We have learned this robot is one of the safest and most accurate minimally-invasive technologies for spine procedures,” said Dr. Koebbe. “Minimally-invasive procedures can mean less pain, smaller incisions, shorter hospitals stays and faster recovery times.”
    Additional safety features of this approach include enhanced precision though a pre-planned approach and a reduced risk of fluoroscopy.
    To learn more about this surgical robotic system, contact Tammy Robiconti, Director of Marketing & Public Relations at Largo Medical Center at 727-348-1896.
    About Largo Medical Center:
    Largo Medical Center is a 425-bed statutory teaching hospital serving Pinellas County from three campuses. The hospital provides Atrial Fibrillation Care at the AFib & Heart Rhythm Centers, Behavioral Healthcare, Breast Healthcare at the Florida Breast Institute, Cardiovascular Services, Clinical Research, Company Care Occupational Healthcare, Emergency Care at 3 campuses, H2U health and wellness program, Hepatobiliary Care at The Hepatobiliary Center, Imaging and Diagnostic Services, Kidney Transplants at the Transplant Institute of Florida, Limb Saving at the Florida Limb Saving Institute, Orthopedic Care at the Florida Orthopedic Pavilion, Inpatient, Outpatient and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Palliative Care, Robotic Surgery, Sports Medicine Care with the Florida Sports Medicine Center, Spine and Neurologic Care at the Florida Spine & Neuro Center, Surgical Weight Loss/Bariatric Surgery at the Florida Bariatric Centers and Wound Care with Hyperbaric Medicine. Largo Medical Center has an American Osteopathic Association Accredited Graduate Medical Education program that is the West Coast Academic Center for NOVA Southeastern University and is affiliated with the USF Morsani College of Medicine. The hospital is recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, a Certified Advanced Heart Failure Center and an Advanced Primary Stroke Center. We have an accredited AFib Center, Breast Center, Cancer Care program, Chest Pain Center with PCI, Inpatient Rehabilitation program and Bariatric/Surgical Weight Loss program. Learn more at LargoMedical.com. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.