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JOI Robotic Spine Video

Please watch this JOI Robotic Spine Video. The future of spine surgery has arrived at JOI. With the help of Mazor Robotics, our surgeons can have smaller incisions and a more accurate placement of the device while performing surgeries. Our surgeons utilize a CT scan to assist with this accuracy.

Robotic spine surgery utilizes Mazor Robotic guidance technology. This is to improve the visibility and precision during Spine Surgery. The surgeon has an increased predictability with the procedure. Robotic spine surgery can make a complex spinal fusion a more minimally invasive experience. This can mean smaller incisions, lower risks of complications, and shorter hospital stays. Spinal Fusion Surgery has historically been performed by either freehand Pedicle screw placement or Flouroscopic guidance. There is no need to wait to see a physician about your back pain. Give JOI a call to get back to the activities that you love.

Finally, this procedure is performed by JOI Spine Orthopedic Physicians at the Baptist Downtown location.

For more information at Robotic Spine Surgery at JOI, please give us a call at 904-JOI-2000, schedule online or click below.

By: Ehren Allen, PT

Centinel Spine Technology Now at JOI

Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute and Centinel Spine Technology provide a minimally invasive device to improve quality of life for spine surgery patients. We have mdage a commitment to provide surgical care for muscle, bone, and joint issues. JOI is working with Centinel Spine to adopt a surgical technology capable of restoring individuals who suffer from chronic lower back pain to their highest possible level of fitness and function. Centinel Spine technology made headlines when pro-golfer Tiger Woods opted to use it for his back surgery.


Orthopedic spine surgeons from Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute (JOI) use a stand-alone device, called a STALIF. It is used to stabilize the spinal column while the bone heals following a lumbar fusion surgery. The device is installed through a small abdominal incision, and may dramatically enhance recovery and reduce blood loss compared to typical spinal surgeries.

This device requires the collaborative effort of two surgeons to successfully install. One to perform the surgical approach and the other to implant the device. The increased physician presence in the operating room helps ensure the safety of the procedure. Therefore it also allows for a minimally invasive approach from the front or side of the body.

Dr. Gregory Keller, Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon

“This device has been proven effective over years of trial and research,” said Todd Green, Centinel Spine marketing director. “Patients are overjoyed to find out they can perform tasks they never dreamed they’d be able to do after surgery. Even something that was previously impossible for these patients, like bending over to pick up cans at the grocery store.” Gregory Keller, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute, performs lumbar spinal fusions using this technology platform. Orthopedic surgeons Sunday Ero, MD, James Perry, DO, and Brandon Kambach, MD also incorporate the device system in their spinal surgeries.

“I use STALIF because it works. In my professional opinion, we are using the best spinal surgery technology has to offer,” Dr. Keller said. “Less can sometimes mean more. This device requires a small incision, and may lead to less blood loss, less tissue damage, less pain, and a quicker recovery time. I have performed several of these surgeries and I have seen it alleviate almost all of my patients’ symptoms.”

Finally, to learn more about surgical interventions for spinal injuries or treatments for muscle, bone or joint disorders call JOI-200 (564-2000) or visit Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute. You can also schedule appointments online at You don’t have to live with your chronic back pain. Give us a call to get back on the road to recovery.

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