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You’re Invited to Our Open House!

Thurs., March 2 | 6-8 PM

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.

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

Main Hospital – Ground Floor

98 Poplar St.


Refreshments will be served.

The Idaho Back Institute at BMH has acquired the latest in spine technology, the new Mazor X system by Mazor Robotics. We are now one of the first locations in the U.S. to use this innovative technology for minimally-invasive, robot-guided spinal surgery.

During the open house, 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. This will be a great opportunity to learn how our robot-assisted surgery program is quickly becoming one of the nation’s leaders.

Because the demand for all of our surgical services keeps growing, we just completed construction on a new operating room at BMH. This will also be your chance to take a private tour of our operating room. You’ll never get closer to the action without wearing a gown.

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 one of only a handful of physicians in the world who is trained on this innovative equipment.

“The acquisition of the Mazor X falls in line with our continued dedication to provide each and every one of our patients with the highest quality healthcare,” said Jeff Daniels, CEO at BHM. “We couldn’t be more pleased that Dr. Johnson is here to perform such innovative spinal surgeries to help people throughout eastern Idaho find relief from chronic neck and back pain.”

Top independent clinical research has shown that minimally-invasive surgery (MIS) with Mazor X technology increases accuracy, lowers complication rates, reduces postoperative pain, and enables faster recovery. By using MIS surgical technique as opposed to traditional fusion methods, patients have demonstrated a better chance to resume a more active lifestyle with a reduction in future complications and follow-up operations.

“We keep growing,” Mr. Daniels said, “and every investment we make is so we can better serve the people of Eastern Idaho. We hope you’ll be able to attend our open house to tour our new, impressive operating room and learn about the Mazor X.

For more information and videos about the Mazor X, visit