The spine is one of the most important structures in the human body. It supports much of the body’s weight and protects the spinal cord, which carries information from the brain to the rest of the body. The spine is strong but flexible, allowing for a wide range of movements.
The ExcelsiusGPS™ is the next revolution in robotic spine surgery from Globus Medical, a developer of spinal and orthopaedic implants and surgical instruments for patients with spine disorders.
ExcelsiusGPS™ is designed to improve accuracy and optimize patient care by using robotics and navigation, much like a GPS in your car.
On the day of surgery medical images are taken and imported into ExcelsiusGPS™. Dr. Donahoe and Dr. Revels use these images to determine the size and placement of implants they create a patient plan based on your anatomy. This is used to guide the robotic arm to a specific region of your spine, similar to a planned route or pathway on a GPS. The surgeon uses this pathway or route to accurately place the implants using instruments.
Throughout the procedure, the surgical instruments and implants are continuously displayed on the screen for the surgeon and staff to monitor. This display allows the surgeon to view live feedback during your procedure for more precise implant placement.