UCI Health doctors perform West Coast’s first robotic surgery on spine

March 01, 2011 spine_assist

UCI doctors Nitin Bhatia and Samuel Bederman became the first to conduct a robot-assisted spinal surgery on the West Coast in March 2011. Using a robotics system called SpineAssist, they increased the precision of spinal implant placement in a Los Angeles woman with a degenerative disk. Read more here.