Washington spine surgeon becomes 1st in state to perform procedure with Medtronic robot

Alan Condon -   Print  |

Ali Anissipour, DO, of Everett-based Western Washington Medical Group, is reportedly the first spine surgeon in the state to perform surgery with Medtronic's Mazor X Stealth Edition, reports the Herald Net.

Three things to know:

1. Dr. Anissipour performed the first spine surgery with the Mazor X in November and the second in December.

2. Costing about $1 million, the device enables surgeons to create personalized 3D surgical plans before surgery.

3. Mazor X also assists surgeons with the accurate implantation of pedicle screws.

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