Hudson, Florida (January 5, 2018) – Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has performed its first case using the Mazor X™ surgical assurance platform, which combines unprecedented pre-operative planning tools and analytics with intra-operative guidance, which improves safety and efficiency, while giving patients the most advanced spinal surgery options available.
Brian Hudson, DO, neurosurgeon with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point performed the surgery.
“After a comprehensive study of surgical guidance systems on the market, we chose the Mazor X system to provide the highest level of pre-operative assessment and intra-operative precision,” said Dr. Hudson. “As spinal surgery has evolved, more focus has been placed on minimizing trauma to the body during surgery and expediting a return to function through the use of minimally invasive techniques.
Minimally-invasive procedures can mean less pain, less blood loss, smaller incisions, shorter hospitalizations and shorter recovery time for patients. According to Dr. Hudson, smaller incisions usually pose a challenge to surgeons due to the limited view of the anatomy. The Mazor X system helps to overcome this challenge with a 3D comprehensive surgical plan and analytics that provide information before the surgery even starts, resulting in greater precision and efficiency.
“Minimally-invasive surgery has been a major focus for us in recent years,” said Joe Rudisill, COO of Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. “We believe in providing the most advanced technologies along with the highest quality care for our patients. Our analysis of surgical guidance systems showed that the Mazor X system would further enable our surgeons to achieve the best possible patient outcomes.”
Physicians who perform currently procedures at RMCBP using the Mazor X™ are:
- Brian Hudson, DO
- George Giannakopoulos, MD
- Amir Ahmadian, MD
- Armen Deukmedjian, MD
Attached Photo: Brian Hudson, DO, PharmD performing procedure using the Mazor X™.
About Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point
Regional Medical Center Bayonet has been serving the community since 1981. We are a 290-bed acute care hospital located in Hudson, FL and home of the nationally acclaimed Heart Institute. We have more than 300 physicians, 1,264 employees and 400 volunteers on our integrated healthcare delivery team.
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has achieved distinction in the following areas:
- Level II Trauma Center
- Accredited by The Joint Commission
- Healthgrades Multi-Award Recipient
o Five Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 13 years in a row (2005-2017)
o Five Star Recipient for Back Surgery eight years in a row (2010 – 2017)
o Five Star Recipient for Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm for two years in a row (2016 – 2017)
o Recipient of Healthgrades 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award™
o Named among the top 5% in the nation for Patient Safety in 2017
o Five Star Recipient for Appendectomy for three years in a row (2015 – 2017)
- Certified Advance Primary Stroke Center – Joint Commission
- MRI, CT, Ultrasound, and Nuclear Medicine Accredited – American College of Radiology
- Accredited Community Cancer Program – American College of Surgery
- Joint Commission Disease-Specific Certifications: primary stroke center, sepsis
- Accredited Teaching Facility by the American Osteopathic Association, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point is located at 14000 Fivay Road, Hudson, FL. 34667. For additional information on Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point visit www.rmchealth.com or www.heartoftampa.com or visit us on Facebook.