Houston Spine Surgeon Dr. Richard Francis Teaching Robotic Assisted Spine Surgery

World Renowned Spine Surgeon Dr. Richard Francis and Associate Physician Dr. Neil Badlani provide training for other associate spine surgeons in the use of the Mazor Robotics Surgical Guidance System at Westside Surgical Hospital. For patients who require back or spine surgery, robotic assisted guidance systems are one of the latest advances in technology that have transformed spine surgery from a freehand operation to a state-of-the-art procedure with highly accurate precision.

Houston Spine Surgeons Dr. Richard Francis and Dr. Neil Badlani, both experienced surgeons using the Mazor Robotics Guidance System, are participating in a highly collaborative surgical learning environment while training other surgeons at Westside Surgical Hospital. Dr. Francis specializes in the training for Deformities, Revisions and Fusions while Dr. Badlani is teaching on Percutaneous cases.

Upcoming Training is available in the Westside Mazor Robotics Training Center under the guidance of Dr. Richard Francis, director of robotic surgery and training at Westside Surgical Hospital. Dr. Francis has performed over one hundred successful operations thus far and was one of the first surgeons in the nation asked to perform the artificial disc replacement and to use robotic assistance in spine surgery.

Mazor Training Lab dates have been calendared as follows:

Friday, July 11, 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014
Friday, August 8, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
Friday, September 26, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
Friday, November 14, 2014
Friday, December 12, 2014

Participating physicians will first review and participate in pre-operative planning with the Mazor Renaissance system’s 3D software. Next they will have the opportunity to test their skills and execute the surgical technique themselves as they practice in a cadaveric lab. Participating surgeons will then have the opportunity to observe a procedure with Dr. Francis or Dr. Badlani.

CLICK HERE to register to participate in an upcoming Robotics Training Session.

Dr. Richard Francis of Spine Associates has dedicated his practice to treating children and adult patients with spine disorders and specializes in the treatment of spine deformities such as scoliosis, degenerative conditions, tumors, infections, sciatica treatments, and metabolic diseases. He cares for both local and international patients, even with the most challenging conditions and excels in treating patients who have had unsuccessful spine surgery.

Dr. Francis has office locations in Houston and Beaumont, Texas and is affiliated with the following hospitals:

Houston Orthopedic & Spine Hospital
Westside Surgical Hospital
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
University General Hospital

For more information please visit the Website at: http://www.myspineassociates.com/

Or contact Spine Associates at one of the following locations:

5420 West Loop South,
Suite 2500
Bellaire, Texas 77401
Phone: 713-383-7100
Fax: 713-383-7500

One Folsom Building
3820 Pointe Parkway
at Folsom Drive
Beaumont, Texas 77706
Phone: 409-767-8221
Fax: 409-785-4200