Taking Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery to the Next Level

November 12, 2018
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JACKSON, MI — Henry Ford Allegiance Health has been selected to be the first hospital in the U.S. to use Generation 2 of the Sentio neuromonitoring system. Most often used in minimally invasive spine surgery, this enhanced technology was initially developed by orthopedic spine surgeon Stephen Bartol, MD, with Henry Ford Health System.

“Henry Ford Allegiance Health was given first access to this upgraded system because of our high volume of use, positive patient outcomes and the strong relationship we have built with the developer of the technology since its inception,” said Henry Ford Allegiance neurosurgeon Amritraj Loganathan, MD. “This advanced technology allows me to offer my patients the advantages of minimally invasive spine surgery, which typically results in faster recovery, less blood loss and a shorter hospital stay.”

The Sentio neuromonitoring system provides the neurosurgeon with feedback on the location of nerves in real time through the use of adhesive smart-sensors that are applied to the patient’s skin. By providing this timely information and enhancing surgical precision, the risks of damaging the patient’s nervous system are significantly reduced. As a result, safety is enhanced and overall patient outcomes are improved.

“The Sentio system’s capabilities for nerve localization are critical, especially in procedures where motor nerves are at risk,” said Dr. Loganathan. “Patient safety is our top priority and this next generation of the Sentio system supports this better than ever.”

About Henry Ford Allegiance Health

Henry Ford Allegiance Health (HFAH) is a 475-bed health system in Jackson, Michigan. HFAH complements traditional acute care services with primary and community-based to support patients across the health continuum at every stage of life. With its Level II Trauma Center, Henry Ford Allegiance Health provides comprehensive care for severely injured patients. As a teaching hospital, Henry Ford Allegiance Health continually looks to the future with its Center for Health Innovation & Education and Graduate Medical Education program. Through its Health Improvement Organization (HIO), HFAH is also a national leader in forming community partnerships that innovatively address wellness and prevention needs across the region.

About Henry Ford Health System

Henry Ford Health System is a six-hospital system headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. It is one of the nation’s leading comprehensive, integrated health systems, recognized for clinical excellence and innovation. Henry Ford provides both health insurance and health care delivery, including acute, specialty, primary and preventive care services backed by excellence in research and education. Henry Ford Health System is led by President & CEO Wright Lassiter III.