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Published on September 30, 2014

Spartanburg Medical Center Expands Spine Program to Include Mazor Renaissance Guidance System

Continual commitment to improve patient care leads Spartanburg Medical Center to acquire state-of-the-art Renaissance™ for minimally-invasive spine surgery

Mazor Renaissance™Guidance system is the latest addition to Spartanburg Medical Center’s extensive computer-assisted minimally invasive surgery program. Spartanburg Medical Center will be the first in South Carolina to offer this state-of-the-art technology for spine surgery.

"Acquiring Mazor Renaissance™ is part of our continuous commitment to delivering the highest standard of care for our patients, ensuring that they receive the best treatment possible," said Mark Aycock, COO of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. "We see spine surgery with Mazor technology as a natural expansion, part of our strategic decision to be the leading center for advanced surgery in South Carolina.”

Before entering the OR, surgeons use Renaissance to pre-plan the optimal surgery in a CT-based 3D simulation of the patient’s spine. During surgery, Renaissance guides the surgeon’s hand and tools to the precise pre-planned location. In a recent multicenter study published in Spine journal, investigators stated that Mazor technology “offers enhanced performance in spinal surgery when compared to freehand surgeries, by increasing placement accuracy and reducing neurologic risks.”1

"Mazor Renaissance™ Guidance System allows me to improve my accuracy in placing pedicle screws, limits my use of fluoroscopy in the operating room, and decreases operative time. I believe this is the future of spinal surgery," said Chris Chittum, M.D., the first surgeon to perform Mazor Renaissance surgery at Spartanburg Medical Center.

For more information about Mazor spine surgery with Renaissance™ visit

1Devito DP, Kaplan L, Dietl R, et al. Clinical acceptance and accuracy assessment of spinal implants guided with SpineAssist surgical robot: retrospective study. Spine. 2010;35(24):2109-2115.

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