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You’re Invited to Our Open House!

We will be holding an open house for the public to showcase the Mazor X Robotic System for spine surgery, and to give a behind-the-scenes tour of our new, state-of-the-art operating room.

Tomorrow - Thurs., March 2, 2017 | 6 to 8 pm

Main Hospital – Ground Floor

98 Poplar St.

Blackfoot

Refreshments will be served.

The demand for surgeries at Bingham Memorial has been growing for the past several years, which is why we just finished construction on our fifth, state-of-the-art operating room. During our open house tomorrow night, you will be able to take an exciting, private tour of the operating room. You’ll never get closer to the action without wearing a gown!

We offer a significant amount of surgical specialties at BMH. These range from brain and spine surgeries to interventional cardiac catheterization with stent placement to tonsillectomies, orthopedic total joint replacements, gastric bypasses for weight loss, and so many more. Last year, we performed nearly 10,000 procedures in our operating rooms and interventional radiology/cath lab.

To offer these surgical specialties and perform procedures, we currently have 114 world-class credentialed physicians and mid-levels in the surgery department, which is nearly 60 percent of the grand total of 184 credentialed people on our entire medical staff.

Tomorrow’s event will also be a great opportunity for you to learn how our robot-assisted surgery division is quickly becoming one of the nation’s leading programs. Most recently, we acquired the latest in spine technology, the new Mazor X system by Mazor Robotics. We are one of the first hospitals in the U.S. to use the Mazor X for minimally-invasive, robot-guided spinal surgery.

During the evening, Dr. Robert Johnson and key members of BMH’s surgery personnel will introduce the Mazor X, including a live product demonstration, clinical experience, surgical applications, benefits to patients, and Q&A. Dr. Johnson—fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon from the Texas Back Institute—was actively involved in the development and testing of the Mazor X. And he is currently one of only 5 physicians in the world who is trained on this equipment.

If you’ve been told that you may need a spine fusion or if you’ve been diagnosed with a spine condition such as degenerative disc disease, scoliosis or curvature of the spine, herniated disc, spondylolisthesis, stenosis, or vertebral fractures, Dr. Johnson will be on-hand to answer any questions you might have.