Jackson Hospital unveils new technology - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Jackson Hospital unveils new technology

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.

Copyright 2014 WSFA 12 News. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Victim ID'd in Opelika fatal car crash

    Victim ID'd in Opelika fatal car crash

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 9:38 PM EDT2017-03-23 01:38:59 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics)(Source: AP Graphics)

    The man killed in a single-car crash in Opelika has been identified.

    More >>

    The man killed in a single-car crash in Opelika has been identified.

    More >>
  • BREAKING

    1 injured, 1 arrested following shooting at Eufaula Winn-Dixie

    1 injured, 1 arrested following shooting at Eufaula Winn-Dixie

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 8:07 PM EDT2017-03-23 00:07:09 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics)(Source: AP Graphics)

    One person has been arrested in connection to a shooting at the Winn Dixie at Eufaula Square.

    More >>

    One person has been arrested in connection to a shooting at the Winn Dixie at Eufaula Square.

    More >>
  • 5 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament

    5 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament

    Thursday, March 23 2017 1:17 AM EDT2017-03-23 05:17:05 GMT
    Thursday, March 23 2017 1:17 AM EDT2017-03-23 05:17:05 GMT

    A session of Britain's House of Commons has been suspended as witnesses reported hearing sounds like gunfire nearby.

    More >>

    A session of Britain's House of Commons has been suspended as witnesses reported hearing sounds like gunfire nearby.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly