Northwest Specialty Hospital in the US has become the first hospital in the Pacific Northwest to use new robotic technologies and automation solutions for spine surgery.

Among the technologies being utilised by the hospital include the Xenex LightStrike Robot system, which uses xenon bulbs and ultraviolet light to kill pathogens in surgical suites.

The Xenex system keeps the rooms clean and reduces the likelihood of patients getting an infection when performing a surgery.

The hospital is also using iSuite surgical environment designed by medical technology firm Stryker. It features voice automation, fluorescence imaging and a range of digital improvements designed to enhance surgical productivity and safety.

Northwest Specialty Hospital is claimed to be the first hospital in the Pacific Northwest to have an operating room that includes a fully integrated 4K surgical video platform.

Globus Medical’s ExcelsiusGPS robotic navigation platform is also being utilised by the hospital to enhance safety and improve efficiency for patients.

The system improves the accuracy of spinal procedures and optimizes patient care by using both robotics and navigatoion.

Globus Medical has also recently announced that Northwest Specialty Hospital is one of their exclusive ExcelsiusGPS Premier Centers (EPCs).

Northwest Specialty Hospital is also using Synaptive Medical’s Modus V robotic digital microscope, which integrates engineering with the latest breakthroughs in optics, video processing, and robotic automation.

Northwest Specialty Hospital CEO Rick Rasmussen said: “Northwest Specialty Hospital’s investment in state-of-the-art technology for spine care reflects our commitment to delivering the highest quality of care to our patients. As an ExcelsiusGPS Premier Center we hope that we will be able to help others do the same.”