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Spine Surgery

Patients often seek alternative treatments to spine surgery due to a few common misconceptions; that it’s a major, high-risk surgery with an extensive and painful recovery process. While recovery is different for every patient, surgery that utilizes robotic technology and minimally-invasive techniques tends to cut recovery time in half and decrease other implications of surgery, like pain and risk of complications. Your spine is responsible for your posture, alignment, and movement, and requires the highest-quality surgical care when there’s a problem. The Institute for Robotic Surgery is home to the latest in surgical technology and the most experienced spine and orthopedic surgeons, establishing us as one of the leading surgical centers in robotic and minimally-invasive surgery.

Award-Winning Spine Care

The Institute for Robotic Surgery has received six Center of Excellence designations in total from the Surgical Review Corporation, including the first ever accreditation for Spine Surgery. Our spine division is setting the standard in technology and expertise for fellow hospitals and surgical centers, collaborating with the SRC to build the criteria for the new spine surgery accreditation model, and of course ensuring that we achieve it.


Robotic spine surgery, or robotic-assisted spine surgery, involves the use of robotic technology to assist with guidance and placement during spine procedures. Traditionally, surgeons relied on their knowledge of anatomy and x-rays to guide their course of action during surgery. Long incisions were used just to see and get to the spine. Advancements in technology have completely changed the way surgeons operate, with the Institute for Robotic Surgery leading the way. Robotic spine surgery utilizes tiny incisions and computer-assisted image guidance to allow the operating surgeon to see the spine clearly, while avoiding unnecessary movement and disturbance of other structures surrounding the spine.

Robotic spine surgery benefits

  • Greater precision and better overall patient outcomes
  • Shorter surgeries and less radiation exposure and time spent under anesthesia
  • Small incisions and small scars
  • Less disturbance of tissue and muscle
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less pain
  • Quicker recovery and less downtime

Mazor Robotics

The Institute for Robotic Surgery is proud to be the only Mazor Robotics Partner in Hudson County. Mazor Robotics allows your surgeon to create an individualized 3D surgical plan prior to entering the operating room. The robotic arm holds surgical instrumentation in place for your surgeon during the procedure, and robotic guidance allows for perfect execution. This method is proven to benefit surgical accuracy and patient outcomes and safety in spine and orthopedic surgery.

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Excelsius GPS

ExcelsiusGPA Robotic Navigation is the first technology to combine a robotic arm and full navigation capabilities for precise trajectory alignment in spine surgery. It has multiple benefits for both patients and surgeons, including screw placement accuracy, reduced radiation exposure, and increased efficiency.

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  • Back pain
  • Bulging disc
  • Compression fracture
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Facet syndrome
  • Failed back syndrome
  • Herniated discs
  • Kyphosis
  • Low-back sprains
  • Neck pain
  • Pinched nerve
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sacroiliac joint disease
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Slipped disc
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spinal deformities
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal tumors
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stinger
  • Stress fractures
  • Whiplash


  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Corpectomy
  • Discectomy
  • Endoscopic Anterior Discectomy
  • Endoscopic Discectomy
  • Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy
  • Endoscopic Lumbar Foraminotomy
  • Endoscopic Posterior Cervical
  • Endoscopic Rhizotomy
  • Endoscopic Posterior
  • Endoscopic posterior cervical foraminotomy and discectomy
  • Foraminotomy
  • Hemilaminectomy
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Decompression
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Laminectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
  • Open Lumbar Decompression and Fusion
  • Sacroiliac Fusion
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • X-LIF Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion

What to Expect after Spine Surgery

After any spine or joint surgery, it is important for patients to receive physical therapy to ensure optimal long-term results. Our state-of-the-art rehabilitation center, Hudson Physical Therapy, provides expert guidance before and after your surgery, helping you regain strength, range of motion, and function and make the most of your recovery.

Accepted Insurances

The Institute for Robotic Surgery is in-network with major commercial insurance, Medicare, Personal Injury, Workers’ Comp, and No-Fault (PIP/Auto Insurance). For patients with no insurance or with international insurance, we offer 0% interest financing.

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