Robotic Surgery Specialist

Lindsey Ross, MD -  - Neurosurgeon

Lindsey Ross, MD

Neurosurgeon & Fellowship Trained Spine Surgeon located in Los Angeles, CA

Spinal surgeries like disc replacement and spinal fusion are safer than ever before, thanks to advanced robotic technology and neuronavigation. Skilled neurosurgeon Lindsey Ross, MD, often uses robotic surgery to treat spine and disc complications at her offices in the West Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles and Torrance Memorial Medical Center in Torrance, California. To find out if robotic surgery is an option for your treatment, call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.

Robotic Surgery Q & A

What is robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery involves the use of state-of-the-art technology. While the robot doesn’t perform the surgery by itself, Dr. Ross uses it to perform your spine surgery with superior precision and safety and minimal chances of complications. 

Robotic surgery is a minimally invasive approach that Dr. Ross uses for a number of spinal surgery techniques. She uses neuronavigation with X-ray and computed tomography (CT) imaging to plan her surgical treatment, which is often complex and requires robotic guidance. 

During your robotic surgery, robotic technology guides Dr. Ross in placing screws, fusing vertebrae, and performing other surgical repairs, as needed. 

What can robotic spinal surgery treat?

Dr. Ross recommends minimally invasive robotic spinal surgery when nonoperative treatments aren’t successful in providing relief for your symptoms. Robotic surgery is particularly successful in treating:

  • Disc degeneration and herniated discs
  • Spinal deformities
  • Spinal weakness or instability
  • Chronic low back or neck pain

Dr. Ross might recommend spinal fusion surgery using robotics. Spinal fusion involves fusing two of your vertebrae together to reduce movements that contribute to your pain.

What are the advantages of robotic surgery?

Neuronavigation and robotic surgery can improve your surgical outcome and keep you more comfortable than traditional approaches to spinal surgery. The advantages of robotic surgery over a more traditional approach include:

  • More precision
  • Better treatment planning and predictability
  • Smaller incisions
  • Faster healing time
  • Less pain
  • Less need for pain medication after surgery

Robotic surgery can also reduce your exposure to radiation, which comes from X-rays used in other spine surgery techniques. Dr. Ross goes over her technique and treatment plans with you before the surgery, so you know what to expect when you arrive, and after you start your recovery. 

You may still need other treatments in conjunction with robotic spine surgery, including physical therapy and pain relief medications, as well as follow-up appointments with Dr. Ross. 

To learn more about neuronavigation, robotic surgery, and the state-of-the-art technology involved in spine surgery, call Lindsey Ross, MD, or book a consultation online at either of her offices today.