Robotic Surgery Specialist

Robert Lowe III, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeons & Spine Specialists located in Nashville, TN & Cookeville, TN

Robotic surgery allows skilled surgeons like Robert Lowe III, MD, to perform complex procedures with greater precision and flexibility. At his practice in Nashville, Springhill, and Cookeville, Tennessee, Dr. Lowe works closely with you to find the treatment that best meets your needs. For chronic back or neck pain, he may suggest robotic surgery to fix the underlying cause of your discomfort so you get long-term relief. To schedule a consultation with the fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon, call the office most convenient to you or book online today.

Robotic Surgery Q & A

What is robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery that uses advanced technology, allowing your surgeon to perform complex procedures with smaller incisions, better accuracy, and more flexibility.

Dr. Lowe is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and a fellowship-trained spine surgeon. He performs robotic spine surgery when possible so you get the best outcome.

How does robotic surgery work?

For robotic spine surgery, Dr. Lowe uses the Mazor X™ robotic surgical system platform. Before your surgical procedure, Dr. Lowe creates your personalized surgical plan, which he uploads to the Mazor X platform.

The robotic spine surgery system recreates the surgical plan and uses live diagnostic imaging during the procedure to improve Dr. Lowe’s surgical precision and accuracy. 

What conditions can robotic spine surgery treat?

Dr. Lowe may use robotic spine surgery to assist in performing a wide range of procedures. 

Some of the conditions he treats with the minimally invasive surgical tool include:


  • Spinal compression fractures
  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Scoliosis and other spinal deformities
  • Degenerative disc disease


He may use the advanced surgical tool to perform a discectomy and disc replacement, spinal fusion, or vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty for spinal compression fractures. 

What are the benefits of robotic surgery?

Robotic spine surgery offers many benefits for both you and Dr. Lowe. For you, some of the benefits include small incisions, which means less scarring and less post-surgical pain, as well as a faster recovery.


With the Mazor X platform, Dr. Lowe precisely maps out your surgical plan, which reduces your exposure to radiation during the procedure. It also improves his surgical incision accuracy and placement of various parts needed to address your spinal condition for better overall outcomes.

The robotic surgery platform also allows Dr. Lowe to make adjustments during your procedure based on the live data collected by the advanced system. 

Am I a candidate for robotic surgery?

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Lowe to see if you’re a candidate for robotic spine surgery. Dr. Lowe is a skilled spine surgeon with years of training and experience, and he works one-on-one with you to find the right treatment that best meets your needs.

You may be a candidate for robotic spine surgery if medical treatments fail to alleviate your chronic neck or back pain condition. 

Instructions for surgery

Robotic surgery is robot-assisted surgery. Dr. Lowe is in charge of the procedure but uses the advanced technology to improve your surgical outcomes. 

To schedule a consultation with Robert Lowe III, MD, call the nearest office or book an appointment using the online scheduling tool today.