Image courtesy of CBS 3 | x-ray of robot-assisted spinal surgery

World’s First Robot-Assisted Spinal Surgery Performed at Penn Medicine

Neil Malhotra, MD and Bert W. O’Malley, MD, led a world-first robot-assisted spinal surgery to remove a chordoma tumor, helping to save the life of 28-year-old Noah Pernikoff.

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The Penn Spine Center treats lower back pain, sciatica, spinal schwannoma, spinal meningioma, scoliosis, herniated discs, degenerative disease, and spinal cord injuries. In addition, our team specializes in treating many conditions, such as spinal deformities, spinal tumors, spinal stenosis and lumbar spondylosis. We utilize conservative treatments, avoiding spine surgery if possible. Surgery is recommended only when nonsurgical treatment cannot achieve the desired results. In the event that surgery is needed, our team of spine surgeons are trained in the most advanced surgical techniques, including minimally invasive surgery.

The experts at the Penn Spine Center create a personalized treatment plan for each patient, which will guide you from diagnosis through recovery. Our treatment team includes spine surgeons, rehabilitation physicians and pain specialists, radiologists, neurologists, and neurophysiologists, which makes the Penn Spine Center one of the best comprehensive programs in the Philadelphia region.

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