Spine Associates - Back to Normal

Robotic Assisted Spine Surgery

Spine surgery can be a scary prospect for a lot of patients. Worries about accuracy, patient outcomes and recovery time are common. Thankfully, when it comes to spine surgery performed with the Renaissance® Guidance System, you can rest easy.

The recent addition of Mazor Robotics surgical guidance system is just another example of Dr. Francis’ leadership role in seeking out and adopting advanced technologies that place additional options on the table when deciding on the best course of treatment for each individual patient.

Are you ready to get back to normal? To meet with Dr. Francis and learn more about our surgery techniques and find out if you might be a candidate for robotic-assisted surgery, request a consultation in Houston or Beaumont. Or you can call us at 1-713-383-7100 to schedule your appointment.


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Minimally-Invasive Surgery. Maximum Results.

Independent clinical research has shown that minimally-invasive surgery with Mazor Robotics technology provides the benefits listed below:

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Complex Spine Surgery. Simplified.

Surgical treatments such as spine deformity correction, revision and reconstructive spine surgery require planning and precision. Each has their unique challenges, and often the patient’s vertebrae are deformed, twisted and abnormally small, which makes for a challenging surgery. Renaissance® provides increased safety and precision in complex spine surgery. It allows Dr. Francis to plan ahead before entering the operating room; Mazor Robotics advanced 3D planning software is used before surgery to create the ideal procedure for each patient’s condition. During the operation, Dr. Francis does the actual work; Renaissance® guides his tools according to the predetermined blueprint to place the implants safely and with the highest level of accuracy in the exact planned locations.

A clinical study presented at a Pediatric Society of North America (POSNA) conference reported 99.6 percent clinical acceptance of screws placed in 120 adolescent scoliotic surgery cases performed with Mazor Robotics Renaissance® Guidance System.1

About Mazor Robotics

Mazor Robotics is a leading innovator in spine surgery—inspiring the art of surgery with robotic guidance systems and complementary products that provide a safer surgical environment for patients, surgeons, and OR staff.  For peer-reviewed publications and more information about Renaissance™ and Mazor Robotics’ technologies, see www.mazorrobotics.com.


It makes sense to seek multiple opinions from specialists when you’re considering a possible spinal operation. Almost all of our patients do exactly that, and in the end, they come to us. There are multiple reasons why, but it is largely about trust. Our reputation has been built upon patient successes and real results, repeated many times over many years. We invite you to read the success stories from our patients to learn about our approach and their outcomes firsthand.

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