BMH Holding Open House to Showcase Mazor X Robotic System for Spine Surgery and New OR

Feb 28, 2017Press Releases

BLACKFOOT, ID - February 28, 2017 - Bingham Memorial Hospital (BMH) has acquired the latest in spine technology, the new Mazor X system by Mazor Robotics. They are now one of the first locations in the United States to use this innovative technology for minimally-invasive, robot-guided spinal surgery. In addition, because the demand for all of their surgical services is growing exponentially, a fifth, state-of-the-art operating room has been built at BMH.

On Thursday, March 2, 2017, they will be holding an open house which will include a special, behind-the-scenes tour of the new operating room and the unveiling of the Mazor X robotic system. Regional referring physicians and the media are welcome to attend at 4:00 pm, and then the open house for the general public will start at 6:00 pm. This event will take place on the ground floor of the hospital at 98 Poplar Str. in Blackfoot. Refreshments will be served.

“We keep growing,” said Jeff Daniels, CEO at BMH, “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.”

During the open house, Dr. Robert Johnson and key members of BMHs surgery personnel will introduce the Mazor X, including a live product demonstration, clinical experience, surgical applications, benefits to your patients, and Q&A. This will be a great opportunity to learn how BMHs robot-assisted surgery program is quickly becoming one of the nation’s leaders.

Dr. Johnson—fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon with the Idaho Back Institute at BMH—was heavily involved in the development and testing of the Mazor X, and he is one of only five physicians in the world that is trained on this equipment at this time.

The Mazor X will assist Dr. Johnson, as well as other trained surgeons, in the surgical treatment of many spine conditions, such as degenerative disc disease, scoliosis or curvature of the spine, herniated disc, spondylolisthesis, stenosis, vertebral fractures, and much more.

“By using this surgical technique as opposed to traditional fusion methods, patients have a better chance to resume a more active lifestyle with a reduction in future complications and follow-up operations,” Dr. Johnson said.

Top independent clinical research has also shown that minimally-invasive surgery (MIS) with Mazor X technology:

  • Increases accuracy
  • Lowers complication rates
  • Reduces postoperative pain
  • Enables faster recovery

“Robotics is not the future anymore,” Dr. Johnson said. “It is very much in present time and we believe it will become the standard of care across service lines, including spine surgery.”

“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 BMH. “We couldn’t be more pleased that Dr. Johnson is here to perform such innovative spinal surgeries to help people throughout the Northwest find relief from chronic neck and back pain.”

To learn more about Dr. Johnson, click here.

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About Bingham Memorial Hospital

Bingham Memorial Hospital, a proud member of Bingham Healthcare, is a state-of-the art, 501(c)3 non-profit critical access hospital located in Blackfoot, Idaho. We also have a diverse network of healthcare facilities in Idaho Falls, Pocatello, and Shelley, Idaho.

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98 Poplar Street, Blackfoot, ID 83221