As more procedures move to a minimally invasive approach, new technologies are allowing surgeons to better visualize the patient’s anatomy, guide instruments and place implants.

The StealthStation™ is a surgical navigation system to enhance surgical planning. Using the computer guided StealthStation™ navigation system, United Regional neurosurgeons can plan procedures based on the individual patient’s anatomy and needs. Then, the system guides surgeons through the procedure using advanced, real-time visualization. The system integrates specialized cutting-edge surgical instruments and implants, allowing the surgeon to personalize the procedure.

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Dr. Richard Kern is a Neurosurgeon at the Neurological Surgery Specialties of North Texas

“StealthStation™ navigation allows surgeons to perform a minimally invasive approach, which uses smaller incisions and may lead to less blood loss and a shorter hospital stay. When integrated with a point-of-care imaging called O-arm™, this technology empowers us to undertake more intricate cases that were previously beyond reach.”

Dr. Richard Kern, United Regional Neurosurgeon

The O-arm™ Imaging System is an intraoperative imaging device that provides surgeons with powerful 3D images of the patient’s anatomy during their spine operation. Surgeons can now confirm accurate placement of hardware prior to a completed surgery. Before the O-arm™ Imaging System was available, imaging could only be done after the procedure.

“We are proud that United Regional continues to invest in technologies that empower our surgical teams to deliver world class patient care.”

Dr. Sven Hochheimer, United Regional Neurosurgeon

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Sven Hochheimer, MD

Neurological Surgery Specialists of North Texas
3808 Kemp Blvd., Suite A
Wichita Falls, TX 76308

Dr. Richard Kern is a Neurosurgeon at the Neurological Surgery Specialties of North Texas

Richard L. Kern, Jr., MD

Neurological Surgery Specialists of North Texas
3808 Kemp Blvd., Suite A
Wichita Falls, TX 76308

Scott Phillips, MD

Excelsis Neurosurgery
1912 Loop 11
Wichita Falls, TX 76306

Sanjoy Sundaresan, MD

Sanjoy Sundaresan, MD

Texoma Spine Center
1511 10th Street
Wichita Falls, TX 76301