Tag Archives: Surgery

Managing pain after surgery

Surgery and pain pills used to go hand in hand. After all, you need a strong prescription pain medication to ensure you aren’t in pain after a procedure, right? Turns out not only is prescription pain medication not always needed, but often not advisable after surgery, because it can raise the risk of opioid addiction.… Read More »

New robotic spine surgery incorporates 3-D planning, info systems

The Virginia Institute of Robotic Surgery at Reston (Va.) Hospital Center is implementing a new version of the Mazor X imaging system for robotic-assisted spine surgery. The hospital says it is the first facility worldwide to use the upgraded version, called the Mazor XStealth Edition System. Christopher Good, MD, performed the first spine fusion using… Read More »