Tag Archives: Surgery

8-year-old African child who was flown to the U.S. for surgery by NBA star Dikembe Mutombo has died

(Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for UNICEF) Former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo is mourning the death of the 8-year-old African boy that he flew to the United States earlier this month for surgery to remove a tumor. The child, Matadi Sela Petit of Kinshasa, Congo, died after suffering a “rare and unpredictable genetic reaction to… Read More »

New robotic spine surgery incorporates 3-D planning, info systems

The Virginia Institute of Robotic Surgery at Reston (Va.) Hospital Center is implementing a new version of the Mazor X imaging system for robotic-assisted spine surgery. The hospital says it is the first facility worldwide to use the upgraded version, called the Mazor XStealth Edition System. Christopher Good, MD, performed the first spine fusion using… Read More »