October 04, 2021
Reston, VA —Reston Hospital Center announced today it is using new technology to lead the digital transformation of spine surgery. This innovative approach will help integrate existing surgical technologies and will be instrumental in helping Reston Hospital Center and its surgeons to provide better spine care to their patients and community.
The new surgical platform is designed to increase safety and efficiency, of surgical outcomes in spine surgery. The new system integrates radiation reduction, imaging enhancement, rod bending, navigation, intraoperative neuromonitoring, and spinal alignment tools. It is currently the only technology with the ability for use in 100 percent of spine procedures and throughout the entire operating room (OR) workflow.
“The platform, called Pulse, will help enhance spine surgery outcomes by integrating best-in-class surgical tools,” said Ashly Malliarakis, Reston Hospital’s Spine Program Navigator. “The new system will make surgical care safer and more efficient; allowing the surgeons to take spine care to a whole new level at Reston Hospital Center.”
The availability and interconnectivity of multiple spine technologies enhances a surgeon’s capabilities and enables advanced surgical procedures. Adoption of less invasive surgery may lead to reduced time in the operating room, reduced time under anesthesia, reduced lengths of stay, and lower cost per patient treated.
“Our spine surgery team has set the bar high,” said John Deardorff, chief executive officer of the HCA Healthcare Northern Virginia market and Reston Hospital Center. “We are, and will continue to be, the leader for spine treatment in our region, with advanced technology and innovative surgical options available to our patients and surgical care teams.”