McLaren Macomb only hospital in the county to offer advanced technologies for orthopedic spine surgery

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich.—McLaren Macomb, the 288-bed acute care healthcare facility serving all of Macomb County, is the only hospital in the county to offer leading-edge orthopedic spine surgery technology that will provide surgeons with more defined imaging during procedures, resulting in greater accuracy and enhanced clinical outcomes from their minimally invasive approach.

Dr. Anthony Cucchi


Utilizing the anatomical map provided by the Ziehm Vision RFD 3D imaging unit, McLaren Macomb orthopedic spine surgeon Dr. Anthony Cucchi benefits from 3D images created by this advanced technology to develop a personalized surgical plan for each patient.

Integrating with the imaging unit is the NAV3i Platform from Stryker, an advanced surgical platform that assists the surgeon throughout the operation and includes applications to display imaging that updates as the procedure progresses.

“The importance of the spine cannot be understated,” Dr. Cucchi said. “And when it comes to repairing its structural soundness, the precision of the procedure is of the utmost importance. If we have the opportunity to utilize advanced technologies to assist the surgeon in ensuring optimal precision is achieved and directly benefit the patient, it’s a choice we will always make.”

Herniated discs and other degenerative disc diseases can lead to debilitating pain in the back and neck and send shooting pain down the arms and legs. Depending on the severity, some conditions require surgery.

With extensive experience in minimally invasive approaches to orthopedic spine surgery, Dr. Cucchi prefers the benefit these procedures directly provide the patient’s recovery when compared to traditional, open approaches.

Minimally invasive techniques allow Dr. Cucchi to approach the spine through small incisions with less soft tissue damage, and a quicker recovery, return to activity and less need for post-op pain medication.

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About McLaren Macomb:
In January 2012, Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center became McLaren Macomb.

McLaren Macomb is a 288-bed acute care hospital located in Mount Clemens, Mich. More than 400 physicians and nearly 2,000 employees work at McLaren Macomb making it one of Macomb County’s top employers. McLaren Macomb provides a full range of services, including cancer and cardiovascular care. As Macomb County’s first verified trauma center, the hospital operates the busiest emergency department in Macomb County and is also an accredited chest pain center. McLaren Macomb has a rich history of providing high quality, compassionate health care and holds a strong position in the community it serves. To learn more, visit or follow our blog

About McLaren Health Care

McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan, is a fully integrated health network committed to quality, evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 14 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, a 490-member employed primary and specialty care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 620,000 lives in Michigan and Indiana, home health and hospice providers, retail medical equipment showrooms, pharmacy services, and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 49 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S. McLaren has 26,000 employees and more than 85,500 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 350 facilities serving Michigan and Indiana.