Our surgeons at Hartford Hospital and at the Bone and Joint Institute use the most advanced treatments and technologies.

For the many types of spine problems, Hartford Hospital provides expert teams of neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons, equipped with technology that’s beyond advanced. We’re uniquely staffed and equipped to help you with even the most complex challenges.

Learn More About Robotic Spine Surgery:
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Learn More About Our Institutes:
Ayer Neuroscience Institute  Bone & Joint Institute


Tired of living with back and sciatic pain?

This new treatment option may be right for you.

If you live with chronic back pain and have ever been told you need spine surgery, you want the best outcome possible. Now, Hartford HealthCare is providing more advanced treatment options for spine surgery than ever before with the Mazor X robotic surgical system.

Mazor x

Conditions Treated with Mazor X

The Mazor X system is used to treat conditions like spinal stenosis, scoliosis and spondylolisthesis. Patients with these conditions often suffer with debilitating symptoms like:

  • Low back pain
  • Leg pain
  • Sciatica
  • Uneven legs, hips or shoulders
  • Abnormal gait
  • Breathing difficulties when the rib cage puts pressure on the lungs

When left untreated, deformity can progress. For milder cases, your doctor may recommend nonsurgical treatment options. In progressive cases, however, your doctor may recommend surgery to straighten and fixate the spine with implants and other hardware.

What is a Spinal Fusion?

Spinal fusion is the process of fusing two or more vertebrae together to create a single continuous bone. It is used to treat broken vertebrae, a spinal deformity, spinal instability, or chronic low back pain. Surgeons often use implanted plates, screws or rods to hold and graft the bone to promote healing.

Benefits of Mazor X Robotic Spine Surgery

Mazor X incudes three integrated processes – Planning, Guidance, Verification – to assure greater predictability and precision during your procedure. This technology has benefits for patients:

  • Gives surgeons the ability to pre-plan your spine surgery using 3D software to create the ideal procedure for every patient’s individualized condition
  • Guides the surgeon’s tools according to the pre-determined blueprint to place implants safely and accurately
  • Provides a sophisticated visualization system so surgeons can more accurately place hardware during spine procedures
  • May reduce the risk of exposure to radiation from imaging typically used during surgery
  • Minimizes the likelihood of needing future back surgeries thanks to enhanced precision
  • Preserves surrounding healthy tissues and may result in fewer complications, less pain and quicker return to daily activities

More Information on Conditions & Treatments


For a physician referral, please call:860.545.1888


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Meet our Spine Care - Mazor X Spine Surgery Physicians:

Name Specialties Location
Bauman, Joel A., MD
860.696.2290
  • Neurosurgery
  • Meriden
  • Cheshire
  • Hartford
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Becker, Gerald John, MD
860.549.8295
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Glastonbury
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Eisler, Jesse Grant, MD, PhD
860.872.6229
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Vernon
Esmende, Sean Molino, MD
860.549.8253
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Hartford
Krompinger, W. Jay, MD
860.549.8252
  • Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Farmington
  • Glastonbury
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Kureshi, Inam Urrehman, MD
860.278.0070
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Hartford
  • Farmington
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Lange, Stephan Charles, MD
860.522.7121
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Rocky Hill
  • Enfield
  • Hartford
  • Plainville
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Wakefield, Andrew Ervin, MD, FAANS
860.688.1311
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
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  • Windsor
Zhou, Hanbing "Steve", MD
860.549.3210
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hartford