Response to “Primum non nocere: robots and spinal surgery”

Alexander M. Lieber, Gregory J. Kirchner, Yehuda E. Kerbel, Amrit S. Khalsa


With great interest, we read the response to our article, “Robotic-assisted pedicle screw placement fails to reduce overall postoperative complications in fusion surgery”. We would like to thank the authors for their time and attention to our work. We would also like to thank Dr. Theodore for his innovative contributions to the field of robotic-assisted spinal surgery. It is our opinion that the response underscores the significance of our study while correctly characterizing its limitations.