Robotic Spine Surgery

Next generation robotic spine technology has recently been introduced as an innovative treatment option with Dr. John Pollina leading the charge across both Western New York and the entire USA.

Dr. Pollina has been a pioneer in introducing this technology into Western New York and making University at Buffalo Neurosurgery one of 20 centers across the United States utilizing this cutting-edge technology. Robotic spine technology allows for unparalleled accuracy and safety in spinal surgery leading to better results for our patients. As spinal surgery­­­ has evolved over the last few years, more focus has been placed on minimizing trauma to the body during surgery and expediting a return to function through the use of minimally invasive techniques. This treatment approach allows for less pain and blood loss, smaller incisions, shorter length of hospital stay and more rapid recovery. This advanced technology allows the surgeon to operate with greater accuracy, precision, and efficiency.

Meet Our Physicians

John Pollina


Clinical Team

Spine & Skull Base Disorders

WNY Locations

  • Dunkirk

  • John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital

  • Erie County Medical Center

  • Buffalo General Medical Center

  • Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

  • Gates Vascular Institute

  • Summit Park Office Complex

  • Oishei Children’s Outpatient Center

  • Brook Bridge Medical Complex

  • Conventus Building

  • Comprehensive Neuroscience Center

Surgical Locations:  Sisters of Charity Hospital, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo General Medical Center, Gates Vascular Institute, Kenmore Mercy Hospital

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