Areas Of Excellence
For over a decade, we've been a leader by introducing advanced computer-guided tools for medical care in our region. And our physicians perform both simple and complex procedures in a number of specialty fields:
- Physicians at Spartanburg Regional are the only ones in the South to perform a computer-guided beating-heart surgery using endoscopy, for example.
- We were the first in South Carolina to successfully use computer-guided lung surgery for early lung cancer
- We also led the state by offering the first robotic surgery for prostate removal.
We perform computer-guided surgery for urology, gynecology, gynecologic oncology (cancer), heart and thoracic (chest and lung) conditions. And for weight loss, we offer several procedures using the precision of robot-assisted tools.
Choices in Surgery
The two types of innovative computer-guided surgery systems at Spartanburg Regional are the da Vinci and Mazor surgical systems. And our specialists who are experts using both. This gives us a range of tools and choices to make the best surgical plan for each patient.
Other common terms for computer-guided surgery are “robotic surgery,” “minimally invasive surgery” and “robot-assisted surgery.” And we offer computer-guided surgery for heart, prostate, kidney, lung, gynecology, and a range of oncology (cancer) conditions.
Da Vinci Surgery System
Your surgeon has 100 percent control of computer-guided tools of the da Vinci surgery system. The computer helps the surgeon by translating the surgeon’s hand movements into smaller, more precise movements that control the tiny instruments inside the body. For this reason, computer-guided surgery is better than the human hand for many types of surgery.
Spartanburg Regional has invested in two da Vinci® Si™ Surgical Systems for its robotic surgery program. Key advantages to patients and their healthcare team:
- The computer-assisted controls give the surgeon flexibility and precision that is greater than even the human hand.
- The surgeon has a 3 dimensional, high-definition view of the surgery, and can magnify the view up to 10 times when needed.
- Da Vinci system also has special features to provide the surgeon a clear view of intricate blood vessels, for example. This is possible through an additional computer-guided procedure, a type of medical imaging called fluorescence.
Mazor Surgery System
For spine surgery, the Mazor Renaissance™ Guidance system is the latest addition to Spartanburg Medical Center’s extensive computer-assisted surgery program.
- Mazor system is the only guidance system of its kind to have federal approval from the FDA for spine surgery.
- We’re the first in South Carolina to offer this state-of-the-art technology for spine surgery.
Key advantages to patients and their healthcare team:
- Before surgery, the medical team pre-plans the operation using the specialized Mazor computer software. They take a CT scan with a 3dimensional (3D) view of the spine. The computer then creates a 3D computer simulation of the patient’s spine that the team then reviews.
- During surgery, the Mazor computer guides the surgeon’s hand and tools to the precise pre-planned location, where the surgeon begins the operation.
Spartanburg Regional is proud to be able to offer these innovative tools as part of a broad range of options for our patients’ care.