Research and Technology


Medovex Corp., developer of the DenerveX System, has released patient data that demonstrates clinical benefits of its DenerveX System in patients suffering from low back facet joint pain at six months post-treatment.

Facet Joint Syndrome (FJS) is among the leading causes of low back pain and affects millions of people globally. Typically manifesting from spinal osteoarthritis (OA), FJS is a painful, chronic condition whose treatment options, often temporary in nature, have remained unchanged in the past four decades.

Medovex’s DenerveX is a minimally invasive system developed to provide potential long-term relief via a combination of controlled thermal energy and rotational capsular tissue shaving of the bony structure to disrupt nociceptive signals and receptors.

Review of real world cases from five independent sites across Europe demonstrated reduction in pain scores and general improvement of health metrics up to six months following treatment as evidenced by VASBACK, ODI and EQ-5D-5L. Dr Scholsem is part of a research group for Denervex. Ask him regarding the suitability of this treatment to treat your pain.


One of the more exciting technological advancements in spine surgery is the use of intra-operative fluoroscopic imaging resembling a CT scan linked to computer navigation which allows real-time visualisation of the spinal structures. At St George Public and Private Hospitals, we utilise the O-Arm Stealth Navigation System in our open and minimally invasive surgeries to see the 3-D structure of the spine in the operating room on a computer screen with amazing accuracy.
This translates to lower risk and complication rates and greatly increases the accuracy of the procedure.

Mazor Robot

Utilising Mazor Robotics Renaissance® Guidance System in a spine program can improve the execution and outcomes in a wide variety of procedures, including: minimally invasive and percutaneous degenerative repair, pedicle screw fixation for complex spinal deformity, and vertebral augmentation.

Renaissance® provides increased safety and precision in corrective surgery. It allows surgeons to plan ahead before entering the operating room; Mazor Robotics advanced 3D planning software is used before surgery to create the ideal procedure for each patient’s condition. During the operation, the physician does the actual work; Renaissance® guides the surgeon’s tools according to the predetermined blueprint to place the implants safely and with the highest level of accuracy in the exact planned locations.

Promotes Faster Recovery

Patients who have surgery performed with the Renaissance® Guidance System can experience faster recovery times, allowing them to return to their normal daily activities in less time than those who received surgeries via traditional methods.

Reduced Post-operative Pain

Clinical studies have shown patients may experience less pain following spine procedures performed with the assistance of the Renaissance® Guidance System.

Lowered Complication Rates