Tampa, Florida (August 7, 2018) – Memorial Hospital of Tampa is proud to announce that it now offers spine procedures using the Mazor X™ surgical assurance platform. The procedure was first performed at Memorial Hospital by Samuel Joseph, MD, orthopaedic surgeon, board certified in spinal surgery. The Mazor X™ Assurance Platform 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.
“I am particularly pleased that Memorial Hospital had acquired the Mazor X™ system because of the highest level of pre-operative assessment and intra-operative precision,” said Dr. Joseph. “As spinal surgery has evolved, more focus has been placed on minimizing trauma to the body during surgery and expediting the return to function of the use of minimally invasive techniques,” he added.
Minimally-invasive procedures can mean less pain, less blood loss, smaller incisions, shorter hospitalizations and shorter recovery time for patients. According to Dr. Joseph, smaller incisions usually pose a challenge to physicians due to limited view of the anatomy. However, the Mazor X™ system helps to overcome the challenge with a three D comprehensive surgical plan and analytics that provide information before the surgery even starts, resulting in greater precision and efficiency.
“Advanced surgical technology has been a major focus for us our hospital in recent years,” said Sonia Wellman, Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Hospital of Tampa. “We believe in providing the most advanced technologies along with the highest quality of care for our patients. Using the Mazor X™ system will further enable our surgeons to achieve the best possible patients’ outcome,” she added.
Attached photo: Samuel Joseph, MD
The spine surgeons utilizing the Mazor X™ system at Memorial Hospital are: Samuel Joseph, MD and Charles Corbett Nalley, MD.
About Samuel Joseph, MD and Charles Corbett Nalley, MD.
Samuel Joseph, MD, is board certified in spine surgery. He received his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine and an undergraduate degree from the University of Akron in Ohio. He completed internship and residency at Stonybrook University Hospital in New York and completed a Fellowship at the renowned Spine Institute of New York.
Charles Corbett Nalley, MD. Is board certified in orthopaedic surgery. He received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at USF Orthopedics and a Fellowship in orthopaedic surgery of the spine at the Texas Black Institute.
About Memorial Hospital of Tampa
Located in the heart of South Tampa at 2901 W. Swann Avenue, Memorial Hospital of Tampa is a full-service, 183-bed, 24-hour Emergency Care facility staffed by over 400 physicians and providing state-of-the-art capabilities and best-in-class destination services designed to meet the unique needs of our community. These include minimally invasive Robotic Surgery Systems, Bariatric (weight loss) and Pelvic Floor Surgery, Orthopedic and Spine Care, Hyperbaric Wound Care, and Advanced Cardiac Imaging. For more information, visit our website at www.MemorialHospitalTampa.com or Like Us on Facebook.