ACCURACY - it means precise.

For the first time ever in Louisiana, pinpoint accurate robotic spine surgery is now available for patients suffering from chronic back pain.

Offering First of Its Kind
Robotic Spine Surgery
In Lafayette, LA

Contact Us to See If You Are a Candidate for Robotic Spine Surgery

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Benefits of Minimally Invasive Robotic Spine Surgery

Minimally invasive robotic spine surgery combines your surgeon’s understanding of anatomy with x-ray imaging to treat spine conditions using small incisions. A minimally invasive technique permits the surgeons at Louisiana Orthopedic Specialists to separate the muscles surrounding the spine rather than cut through them. Our surgeons operate through small incisions along the spine. It is important to understand that the decision to receive minimally invasive robotic spine surgery is individualized to the patient and the patient’s symptoms. It is important to discuss with our surgeons whether minimally invasive robotic spine surgery is right for you.

There are several benefits to choosing minimally invasive robotic spine surgery:

  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Less tissue damage
  • Smaller incisions
  • Less noticeable scarring

Contact Louisiana Orthopedic Specialists today to determine if you are a candidate for minimally invasive robotic spine surgery.

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Robotic Spine Surgery

Minimally invasive robotic spine surgery combines your surgeon’s understanding of anatomy with x-ray imaging to treat spine conditions using small incisions. A minimally invasive technique permits the surgeons at Louisiana Orthopedic Specialists to separate the muscles surrounding the spine rather than cut through them. Our surgeons operate through small incisions along the spine. It is important to understand that the decision to receive minimally invasive robotic spine surgery is individualized to the patient and the patient’s symptoms. It is important to discuss with our surgeons whether minimally invasive robotic spine surgery is right for you.

There are several benefits to choosing minimally invasive robotic spine surgery:

  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Less tissue damage
  • Smaller incisions
  • Less noticeable scarring

Contact Louisiana Orthopedic Specialists today to determine if you are a candidate for minimally invasive robotic spine surgery.

What is Robotic Spine Surgery and How Does It Work

Medical technology advancements are changing the way spine surgery is performed by combining the benefits of navigation and robotics into one technology.

Louisiana Orthopedic Specialists is proud to bring the next revolution in minimally invasive robotic spine surgery to Lafayette, LA, improving accuracy and optimizing our patient care by using robotics and navigation.

Robotic Guidance involves the placement of instruments and implants through a rigid robotic arm that orients the surgeon along a guided pathway.

On the day of surgery medical images are taken and imported into ExcelsiusGPSTM. The surgeon uses these images to determine the size and placement of implants and creates a patient plan based on your anatomy. This is used to guide the rigid robotic arm to a specific region of your spine, similar to a planned route or pathway on a GPS. The surgeon uses this pathway or route to accurately place the implants using instruments.

Throughout the procedure, the surgical instruments and implants are continuously displayed on the screen for the surgeon and staff to monitor. This display allows the surgeon to view live feedback during your procedure for more precise implant placement.

What is Robotic Spine Surgery and How Does It Work

Medical technology advancements are changing the way spine surgery is performed by combining the benefits of navigation and robotics into one technology.

Louisiana Orthopedic Specialists is proud to bring the next revolution in minimally invasive robotic spine surgery to Lafayette, LA, improving accuracy and optimizing our patient care by using robotics and navigation.

Robotic Guidance involves the placement of instruments and implants through a rigid robotic arm that orients the surgeon along a guided pathway.

On the day of surgery medical images are taken and imported into ExcelsiusGPSTM. The surgeon uses these images to determine the size and placement of implants and creates a patient plan based on your anatomy. This is used to guide the rigid robotic arm to a specific region of your spine, similar to a planned route or pathway on a GPS. The surgeon uses this pathway or route to accurately place the implants using instruments.

Throughout the procedure, the surgical instruments and implants are continuously displayed on the screen for the surgeon and staff to monitor. This display allows the surgeon to view live feedback during your procedure for more precise implant placement.

FELLOWSHIP TRAINED ORTHOPAEDIC SPINE SURGEONS

Lon M. Baronne II

Lon M. Baronne, II, MD is a fellowship-trained and board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon, specializing in minimally invasive spine surgery, arthroplasty including artificial disc replacement, and cervical and lumbar spine surgery.

Dr. Baronne has cared for patients at Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists since 2014. He completed his orthopedic spine surgery fellowship training amongst pioneers in complex cervical spine surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Prior to his fellowship, Dr. Baronne completed both his residency training at the University of Utah – Department of Orthopedic Surgery. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he graduated magna cum laude and was a member of the student ethics committee. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Emory University, where he graduated summa cum laude.

Dr. Baronne’s published research includes work on traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and lumbar fusion surgery. He has also authored book chapters on spondylolisthesis and spinal trauma. He is a member of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), North American Spine Academy (NASS) and Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS).

Neil C. Romero

Neil C. Romero, MD is a fellowship-trained and board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon, specializing in minimally invasive spine surgery, arthroplasty including artificial disc replacement, and cervical and lumbar spine surgery.

Dr. Romero has cared for patients at Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists since 2009. He completed his orthopedic spine surgery fellowship training at Stanford University. Prior to his fellowship, Dr. Romero completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. He received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, where he graduated summa cum laude.

Dr. Romero is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS).