What is the O-Arm?
The StealthStation® Surgical Navigation System and The O-Arm® Surgical Imaging System Dr. Braxton utilizes are the technologies of choice for computer assisted surgery and neuronavigation. The StealthStation® Surgical Navigation System is much like a GPS system. The navigation system locates the exact positioning for key factors to perform the surgery. The surgical field and surgical procedure are viewed within the confines of the navigational system to ensure accuracy. Every move Dr. Braxton makes is viewed in relation to its exact location within the patient’s spine. This level of navigation goes far to assisting a positive outcome and at the same time, preventing potential complications. Navigation, combined with imaging, make for an even safer outcome.
The O-Arm® Surgical Imaging System is the 3D imaging component of the technology. This scanner provides real time imaging of the surgical field and procedure, allowing Dr. Braxton a complete view of the spinal level being addressed, including front, side and axial, or top down; placement of tools and instrumentation is supported. Anatomical data, including unexpected anomalies, is identified through the images generated inside the body during surgery. The O-Arm® Surgical Imaging System can also provide imaging of the entire body should that be required during the patient’s procedure.