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Jackson Hospital unveils new technology

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Jackson Hospital held an open house Monday to unveil a device that's the first of its kind in the state.

Officials showed off the Integrates Surgical suites or I-Suites. 

The technology will be used to navigate spine surgery and act as a GPS for the human body.

This gives doctors more precision and the ability to do surgeries they couldn't perform before.

"It then allows us to be extremely precise in our surgical technique, which of course relates to more safety for the patient and that is really what it's all about," said neurosurgeon Patrick Ryan.

Officials say it has taken almost a year to gain funding, ring in the equipment and install the technology.

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