April 16, 2018
West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, a full-service acute care facility, has announced the addition of the Mazor X robotic guidance system in its spinal surgery center. The first installation — the first in Los Angeles County — was completed on a patient in early April by neurosurgeon, Amir Vokshoor, MD.
As spinal surgery has evolved, West Hills Hospital has focused on performing minimally invasive operations for spine conditions such as degenerative disc disease, scoliosis or curvature of the spine, herniated disc, spondylolistheses, stenosis, vertebral fracture, and more.
The new technology provides West Hills Hospital’s surgeons with a 3-D comprehensive surgical plan and analytics that give significant visual information on the patient before the surgery starts. Consequently, the system supports surgeons’ commitment to operate with precision. Although minimally invasive procedures with small incisions can pose a challenge to surgeons due to the limited view of a patient’s anatomy, the robotic guidance system helps overcome this challenge.
“We are excited to be the first hospital in Los Angeles County to offer and utilize the new robotic guidance system,” said Dr. Amir Vokshoor, neurosurgeon at West Hills Hospital. “The system allows multilevel surgeries to be performed in a less invasive manner for faster recovery rates. We’re looking forward to letting the community know that this new technology is available to them and delivering the high-quality care to patients that we’re known for.”
West Hills Hospital has established its reputation as a leader in spine surgery with its advanced technologies and excellence in patient care. For more information about West Hills Hospital and its staff, please visit http://www.westhillshospital.com.
About West Hills Hospital & Medical Center
West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, a full-service acute care facility, has served the West San Fernando Valley for more than 50 years. With 450 expert physicians and a staff of more than 900 that brings outstanding service to every bedside, the hospital offers a full complement of advanced technology, compassion and responsive care for the improvement of human life. West Hills Hospital was the first Accredited Chest Pain Center in Los Angeles County and also provides specialized care in the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Outpatient Services, Cardiac Catheterization Labs and The Grossman Burn Center. For more information on quality care close to home, visit http://www.westhillshospital.com.