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Johnston-Willis Hospital Adds Robotics Mazor X Technology

HCA Virginia’sJohnston-Willis Hospital has performed its first case using the Mazor X surgical assurance platform, which combines unprecedented pre-operative planning tools and analytics with intra-operative guidance, giving patients the most advanced spinal surgery options available.

Joshua Herzog, M.D., orthopedic surgeon with Chippenham & Johnston-Willis Hospitals and OrthoVirginia performed the spine surgery.

"After a comprehensive study of surgical guidance systems on the market, we chose the Mazor X system to provide the highest level of pre-operative assessment and intra-operative precision,” said Herzog. "As spinal surgery has evolved, more focus has been placed on minimizing trauma to the body during surgery and expediting a return to function through the use of minimally invasive techniques, and this is where Mazor X can deliver its greatest value.” Minimally-invasive procedures can mean less pain, less blood loss, smaller incisions, shorter hospitalizations and shorter recovery time for patients. According to Herzog, smaller incisions usually pose a challenge to surgeons due to the limited view of the anatomy. The Mazor X system helps to overcome this challenge with a 3D comprehensive surgical plan and analytics that provide unprecedented information before the surgery even starts, resulting in greater precision, efficiency and confidence. 

"Minimally-invasive surgery has been a major focus for us in recent years," said Zach McCluskey, CEO of Johnston-Willis Hospital. "We believe in providing the most advanced technologies along with the highest quality care for our patients. Our analysis of surgical guidance systems showed that the Mazor X system would further enable our surgeons to achieve the best possible patient outcomes.” Mazor Robotics Guidance Systems enable surgeons to conduct spine procedures in a more accurate and secure manner. For more information, please visit

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About HCA Virginia…As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive provider network, HCA Virginia Health System operates 13 hospitals and 30 outpatient centers and is affiliated with 3,000 physicians. It is one of Virginia’s largest employers, provides $365 million in uncompensated care and pays $72 million in state and local taxes each year. HCA Virginia includes 6 imaging centers, 6 outpatient surgery centers, four freestanding emergency rooms, and 7 hospitals – Chippenham, Henrico Doctors’, John Randolph, Johnston-Willis, Parham Doctors’, Retreat Doctors’ and Spotsylvania Regional.

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