Health Notes – June 2022

Mazor X Stealth Aids Spinal Surgery

Toledo’s St. Vincent Medical Center has added the Mazor X Stealth™ Edition Robotic Guidance Platform as part of the Mercy Health – Neuroscience Institute. The Mazor X Stealth Platform combines preoperative planning tools and analytics with intraoperative guidance, giving Mercy Health surgeons advanced spinal surgery options. Dr. Zubair Ahammad, Mercy Health surgeon, noted “The Mazor X robot is the latest in technological advances in spine surgery, allowing us to utilize a robotic arm to place hardware for procedures fixing the spine together with screws and rods. The Mazor allows for greater precision, improved safety, less invasiveness and greater efficiency when performing these surgeries.”

Need a new Doctor, Hospital or Healthcare Provider?

Medicare.gov/care-compare offers an excellent tool to assist patients in finding the right healthcare provider. Type in the health issue or specialist you are seeking, along with your address, and the site will provide you with names, details and a comparison tool, simplifying healthcare selection and enhancing patient knowledge.

How Much Do You Know About Your Doctor?

The Ohio State Medical Board makes it easy to know more about your doctor. For example, medical education, graduation dates and schools, certifications, licenses and in the event the physician has been sanctioned, details about the issue that lead to that action. This information is available at med.ohio.gov/License-Lookup

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