The Mazor Robotics Renaissance Guidance System

Makes Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery More Accurate

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) is home to the state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgery guidance system, Renaissance. If you suffer from a debilitating spinal condition such as scoliosis, degenerative disc disease, herniated disc, kyphosis, or spondylolisthesis you may be a candidate for surgery with Mazor Robotics Renaissance. The Renaissance system at RWJUH is the first in the Northeast United States — and one of only six systems in the entire U.S. — to utilize the brain module, which is currently being used as a research tool to assist with deep brain stimulation procedures and to treat movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease.

Mazor Robotics Renaissance Guidance System is a highly accurate, state-of-the-art surgical guiding system that is used to treat patients suffering from debilitating back pain or limited range of motion caused by spinal deformities and degenerative conditions such as slipped vertebrae, scoliosis, and pinched nerves.

The system allows surgeons to perform any spinal surgery, safely, accurately and efficiently while reducing radiation and optimizing clinical outcomes. Independent scientific research has shown that using Mazor Robotics technology in minimally invasive surgery increases surgical accuracy, lowers clinical complication rates, reduces pain, and enables faster recovery and return to daily activities.

Conditions Treated

If you suffer from the following conditions, you may be a candidate for spine surgery with Mazor Robotics Renaissance:

  • Scoliosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated disc
  • Kyphosis
  • Spondylolisthesis (slipped vertebrae)
  • Spinal nerve impingement (pinched nerves)

How It Works

Surgical treatment of the spine requires preoperative planning and surgical precision. Surgery with Mazor Robotics Renaissance advanced 3D planning software allows surgeons to pre-plan the surgery in a 3D simulation of the patient’s spine to ensure the highest levels of accuracy. During surgery, the system guides the surgeon’s hand and tools to the precise, pre-planned location according to the unique preoperative plan they created, with the highest level of accuracy.


Every patient has unique challenges and the Mazor Robotics Renaissance advanced 3D planning software gives surgeons the ability to plan the ideal surgery for each patient’s condition and anatomy.

For patients, this means:

  • Better results
  • Fewer complications
  • Shorter recovery times
  • Less pain

Compared to conventional procedures, patients that underwent Mazor Robotic spine surgery saw:

  • Average hospital stay reduced by 27%
  • Complication rates reduced by 48%

And since there is no need for additional X-rays during surgery with this technology, there is less exposure to radiation than with other surgical treatments.

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