Dr. Lane Spero, orthopedic and neurosurgical specialist at Litchfield Hills Orthopedic Associates, is now offering minimally invasive, robotic-assisted cervical and lumbar procedures using the Globus Medical and Stealth Navigation systems. Performed at The Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain, these robotic-assisted procedures are available to qualified spine patients meeting specific criteria. Patients seeking minimally invasive spinal care are encouraged to call (860) 482-8539 to see if they are candidates for surgery using this sophisticated technology.
Using the Globus Medical system, Dr. Spero is able to offer minimally invasive and open orthopedic and neurological surgeries for patients suffering from chronic conditions and acute injuries of the cervical and lumbar spine. Aiding in precision and personalization to allow more natural motion and better long-term outcomes, this state-of-the-art system also significantly reduces radiation exposure to patients in surgical planning and in surgery through the application of revolutionary robotic and navigation technology.
“Procedures using this system provide patients with many benefits, including a quicker recovery than traditional procedures and less potential for postoperative complications,” Dr. Spero says. “The added capacity for precision also allows for more preservation of healthy tissue, which plays a part in helping patients have restored function as well as significantly less pain in recovery.”
Dr. Spero earned his medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine and completed an internship in general surgery and his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center. He also completed a spine surgery fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Spero is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.