University Orthopedics Surgeons Perform First Successful Spine Surgery in RI Using Mazor X Stealth™ Edition Robotic Guidance Platform

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Spine surgeons at University Orthopedics successfully performed the first minimally invasive spine surgery in Rhode Island using the Mazor X Stealth™ Edition Platform

Dr. Alan Daniels, Chief of Spine Surgery at University Orthopedics, Rhode Island Hospital, and The Miriam Hospital, along with Dr. Bryce Basques, Director of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at The Miriam Hospital, performed the procedure with the spine team at The Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island on June 24, 2022. The team was pleased with both the clinical results and the integration of the Mazor X Stealth™ Edition technology into both their preoperative and OR workflow. 

The Mazor X Stealth™ Edition Platform allows surgeons to create and execute a personalized 3D surgical plan for each patient before stepping into the operating room. Then during the procedure, the Mazor X robotic arm holds instrumentation in place while the surgeon uses robotic guidance to make precise micro incisions. 

“The Mazor X Platform is an invaluable addition to The Miriam Hospital Spine Center of Excellence. This state-of-the-art technology will allow us to offer our patients the most technologically advanced spine care,” Dr. Daniels said. “With this platform, we are able to make smaller, ultra-precise incisions, which will result in faster recovery and shorter hospital stays for our patients.”


About Dr. Daniels

Alan H. Daniels, MD is a Board-Certified spine surgeon who specializes in adult spinal deformity and other complex spinal disorders. He serves as Chief of Spine for the Orthopedic Department at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital. He is also Director of Spine Surgery Research, an Associate Professor at The Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and co-director of the Brown Spine Surgery Fellowship.

Dr. Daniels is a high-volume spine surgeon, performing over 450 spine surgeries per year. His practice focuses on patients who suffer from scoliosis, kyphosis, flatback syndrome, failed spinal surgery, degenerative spinal disease, as well as spinal trauma, and spinal tumors. Many of his patients have undergone one or more previous spinal surgeries, although he also performs primary spinal surgery.

About Dr. Basques

Dr. Basques is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon who specializes in spinal disorders such as disk herniations, degenerative cervical, thoracic, lumbar disease, spinal deformity, trauma, and tumors. He also specializes in correcting failed surgery and revision procedures. He has extensive experience with the latest advances in spine surgery, including robotic spine surgery, navigation, minimally invasive spine surgery, outpatient spine surgery, and motion preservation (non-fusion surgery). He tailors the treatment plan to each patient’s needs, with a focus on non-operative management whenever possible.