Dr. Fanor Saavedra-Pozo completes 100th robotic spine surgery


Fanor Saavedra-Pozo, MD, completed his 100th robotic spine surgery at Orlando Health — Health Central Hospital in Ocoee Fla., the Orange Observer reported May 5.

He completed the milestone with the ExcelsiusGPS robot, the report said. He uses it for lumbar and thoracic fusions, along with trauma and degenerative spinal conditions.

Dr. Saavedra-Pozo began using the robot about a year ago. The robot allows for smaller incisions, less pain and a shorter recovery time.

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