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This training lab is led by experienced spine surgeons who have integrated the Mazor X Stealth™ Edition into their practices. Program attendees will gain hands-on experience using the integrated Mazor planning software and navigation as well as placing implants with robotic-guidance. Course emphasis is on understanding the concepts of robotic spine surgery, robotic surgical planning and implant selection, patient and robotic referencing, use of navigated instruments, robotic workflow options, and the integration of the Mazor X Stealth Edition into your practice.


This course is designed for surgeons and their allied healthcare professionals whose hospitals currently own a Mazor X Stealth™ Edition Robotics Guidance Platform.


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Kornelis Poelstra, M.D.

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
Destin, FL

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George VanBuren (“Van”) Huffmon, M.D.

Atlantic Neurosurgical & Spine Specialists, P.A.
Wilmington, NC


Jacob Institute training center

Jacob Institute (Buffalo, NY)

Please fill out the request form to learn the latest available dates.

Training locations are:

  • Buffalo, NY
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Jacksonville, FL


8:00 a.m.
Introduction and Robotics 101

9:00 a.m.
Planning Presentation

10:00 a.m.
Move to Lab

10:15 a.m.
CT-to-Fluoro Workflow

1:30 p.m.
Scan and Plan Workflow

3:00 p.m.
Best Practices


Request to attend a Workflow Training Lab by completing the form below. Upon completion, we will contact you with date and location options. If you have any additional questions, please contact us.

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Note: Visiting Clinician Program (VCP) is recommended to surgeons and healthcare administrators who are considering acquiring a Mazor X Stealth Edition Robotics Guidance System.

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Medtronic will provide lodging for 1 night, coach airfare, and meals during the program for all attendees. Because of our commitment to comply with AdvaMed Code of Ethics, Medtronic is not able to provide or pay for the meals or travel expenses of spouses or other guests of attendees.


If you need air travel or train transportation, American Express Travel will help with travel reservations — connecting you with the shortest duration, most convenient, and non-refundable coach flight option available. Attendees should plan to arrive the day before the course.


This program is sponsored by Medtronic as training and education on Medtronic products pursuant to Section II of the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals and Standard #7 of Medtronic’s US Business Conduct Standards.

Faculty members may be paid to provide training and education services on behalf of Medtronic Spinal and/or may receive compensation from Medtronic Spinal for reasonable travel expenses. In addition, some faculty may be paid royalties for intellectual property contributions to Medtronic products.

This course is not CME accredited.

The provider reserves the right to refuse admittance to anyone whose presence is considered to be incompatible with course objectives. The provider reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the program.

Healthcare Practitioner acknowledges that participation in this program (Technical Training Event) will enable informed medical decisions about the use or recommendation for use of Medtronic products with patients.

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