HealthBreak | O-Arm Neurosurgery

May 4, 2017
We live in a technological world that is constantly changing. And back and spine surgery are no different. Providence is on the cutting edge of neurosurgical technology. "The O-arm CT scanner is something we use a lot," says Carter Beck, MD - a neurosurgeon at Providence St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula. "We can bring it into the operating room and actually do CT-Scans while we are doing spinal or cranial surgery." "Often, it can help us limit the amount of operative exposure that is required for surgery," Dr. Beck explains. The Western Montana hospital also utilizes intra-operative navigation. "Using a CT scanner or an MRI during surgery, we can limit the amount of dissection required, and be very accurate where we operate. That's very important when we are operating on someone's brain," Dr. Beck says. "This results in quicker recoveries, less complications and a happier patient." To learn more, visit http://montana.providence.org/clinics/montana-neurosurgical-specialists/
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