St. Louis Spine & Orthopedic Surgery Center Pioneers Use of Mazor X™ Robotic Guidance Platform for Spine Surgery in the Midwest

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St. Louis, Mo.,July 12, 2021. St. Louis Spine & Orthopedic Surgery Center, an affiliate of Surgery Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGRY), is the first ambulatory surgery center (ASC) in the Midwest region to add the Mazor X Robotic Guidance Platform to its outpatient spine program. The Mazor X combines pre-operative planning tools and analytics with intra-operative guidance, giving St. Louis surgeons advanced spinal surgery options.

The ASC is also equipped with StealthStation™ S8 surgical navigation and O-arm™ O2 imaging to complement the Mazor X robot for a true, best-in-class operating system. The S8 is the latest version of the Stealth™ technology for advanced tool and anatomical localization.

“We are thrilled to partner with Medtronic to be the first ASC in the Midwest region to utilize the Mazor X and Stealth technology, ushering in a new standard of care in spine surgery,” said Dr. Matthew Gornet. “Orthopedic and spine care are rapidly moving to an outpatient setting. Having the Mazor X robot allows precision through smaller incisions, which aligns perfectly with outpatient surgery. This platform will enable surgeons to use analytics and advanced technology to guide a more streamlined procedure.”

Before entering the OR, surgeons use the 3D planning functionality to plan an optimal surgery in a CT-based 3D simulation of the patient’s spine. In addition, computer analytics provide the surgeon with pre-operative data for procedure planning and intra-operative guidance during the procedure. Using these technologies, the surgeon may operate with precision, efficiency, and confidence.

Dr. Christopher Reeves performed the first spine case at the center where the Mazor X technology was introduced. “This technology is amazing,” said Dr. Reeves. “I am excited to integrate the Mazor X robotic navigation with my expertise in minimally invasive outpatient spine surgery. Robotic navigation brings a new level of accuracy for spinal surgery. Using real time data allows for more accurate placement of hardware and accuracy of decompression to ensure surgical excellence, and the best possible patient outcomes.”

St. Louis Spine & Orthopedic Surgery Center has established its reputation as a leader in spine surgery with its advanced technologies and excellence in patient care. The Mazor X robotic guidance platform coupled with the Stealth technology and O-arm imaging will further this center’s comprehensive outpatient program as well as its regional leadership in spine surgery excellence.

ABOUT ST. LOUIS SPINE & ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY CENTER: St Louis Spine & Orthopedic Surgery Center is a Medicare-certified, multi-specialty ambulatory surgery center located in St Louis, Mo. A leader in outpatient musculoskeletal care, St. Louis Spine & Orthopedic Surgery Center provides a quality, cost-effective solution for patients, payors and physicians.

ABOUT SURGERY PARTNERS: Surgery Partners is a leading owner and operator of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), surgical hospitals, and physician practices. The Company, founded in 2004, has established a national network comprised of more than 180 locations across 30 states, including surgical hospitals, ASCs and multispecialty physician practices. Headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, Surgery Partners is a leading healthcare services company with a differentiated outpatient delivery model focused on providing high quality, cost effective solutions for surgical and related ancillary care in support of both patients and physicians. For more information, please visit

ABOUT MEDTRONIC: Medtronic plc (, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is among the world's largest medical technology, services and solutions companies - alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life for millions of people around the world. Medtronic employs more than 84,000 people worldwide, serving physicians, hospitals and patients in approximately 160 countries. The company is focused on collaborating with stakeholders around the world to take healthcare Further, Together.

The Mazor XTM Robotic Guidance Platform is manufactured by Mazor Robotics and distributed by Medtronic. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.



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