Iredell Health System has invested in a surgical navigation system, the
Medtronic O-arm® Intra-operative Imaging System and the StealthStation®
Surgical Navigation System, designed to enable surgeons to plan treatment
and operate in the complex and delicate area of the spine.
"Intra-operative imaging and surgical navigation are vital tools for
the surgical team striving for optimal patient outcomes," said Peter
Miller, MD, Ph.D., board-certified neurosurgeon with Iredell NeuroSpine.
"The technology gives surgeons the ability to visualize and track
in real-time the position of their surgical instruments and thus avoid
critical structures such as the spinal cord and nerves. Imagine having
a GPS for spinal surgery-that is what the navigation system provides.
We can accurately place screws or spinal implants precisely where they
need to be. This makes the surgery safer, faster, and less invasive for
the patient. At the completion of the surgery, we can then 'check
the work' to be sure the surgery is a success."
For spinal surgery patients, the O-arm® Intra-operative Imaging System
generates high-quality, intra-operative images of a patient's anatomy,
and provides surgeons with a large field-of-view in both two and three
Our spine surgeons are using these integrated technologies for treatment
planning and surgery for:
- Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery including decompression of nerves, discectomy
and fusion procedures
- Correction of spinal deformity and slipped vertebra
- Complex 360 spinal reconstruction
- Artificial spinal disc replacement
To learn more or to make an appointment, call 704-954-8277. Dr. Miller
has offices in Hickory, Statesville and Mooresville for your convenience.
In Hickory, the office is located at 1375 4th Street Drive NW; in Statesville
at 774 Hartness Road and in Mooresville at 544 Brawley School Road.