Dr. Guiot at South Denver Neurosurgery Performs Advanced Spine Surgery Using the Mazor Robotics Renaissance™ Guidance System

System improves accuracy, minimizes recovery time

When it comes to spine surgery in Colorado, South Denver Neurosurgery offers one of the most experienced neurosurgeons in the world and the most state-of-the-art technology, providing patients with unparalleled precision and results. South Denver Neurosurgery’s Ben Guiot, MD, is now using the Mazor Robotics Renaissance Guidance System to achieve even better accuracy and minimize recovery time for back pain patients.

In March 2014, Guiot became the first surgeon at Littleton Adventist Hospital to perform a complex open spine surgery using the Renaissance system. This system allows him to pre-plan surgery in a three-dimensional field and helps guide Guiot during surgery. The computer guidance allows superior accuracy, particularly if a patient’s anatomy shifts during surgery.

Dr. Guiot is a highly trained and experienced spine neurosurgeon. He has completed three spine fellowships and devoted more than a decade to advancing spine surgery through research. Dr. Guiot is board certified by both the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and has performed thousands of spinal procedures. By utilizing the Renaissance system, Dr. Guiot continues to raise the bar on implant accuracy and precision during spinal surgery, resulting in better outcomes for patients.

With the Renaissance system, Dr. Guiot can plan the spine surgery before entering the operating room. That plan is then input into the Renaissance system, which helps provide Dr. Guiot with unparalleled precision, resulting in consistent, optimal results for spine surgery patients. In a study of 112 cases, compared to freehand surgery, Mazor Robotics technology[1] resulted in:

  • Improved implant accuracy
  • May have reduced fluoroscopy (56 percent reduction in this clinical case series)
  • Reduced complication rates, re-operations, and postop opioids
  • Reduced average length of stay

The Renaissance system been used in thousands of spine procedures worldwide ranging from minimally-invasive surgery for degenerative disk disease to open surgery for scoliosis and other complex spinal deformity cases. 


[1] Kantelhardt SR, Martinez R, Baerwinkel S, Burger R, Giese A, Rohde V. Perioperative course and accuracy of screw positioning in conventional, open robotic-guided and percutaneous robotic-guided, pedicle screw placement. Eur Spine J. 2011;20(6):860-868.