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ExcelsiusGPS™ Robotic-assisted Surgery

Providing Award-winning Care for Spine Surgery

Globus Medical is a developer of spinal and orthopedic implants and surgical instruments used in spinal procedures. With the development of the ExcelsiusGPS Robot, they have built on their expertise to include robotic minimally invasive spine surgery. The first technology of its kind, the ExcelsiusGPS Robot is used for minimally invasive spine procedures, from artificial disk replacement to posterior screw and rod fixation.

In preparation for the procedure, CT images of the patient’s spine are taken and imported into ExcelsiusGPS. The surgeon uses these images to create a surgical plan tailored to the patient’s individual anatomy and determine the size and placement of any potential implants. The plan is used to guide the ExcelsiusGPS’ robot arm during surgery.

During surgery, ExcelsisusGPS’ navigation technology combines the CT scan used to plan the procedure with real time imaging. Based on the anatomical landmarks recorded on the CT scan, the robot delivers real time onscreen feedback to guide positioning of the surgical instruments and implant. The surgeon can point to an area on the CT scan and instruct the robot to aim for that precise spot. The robot senses and adjusts for the slightest change in the patient’s position.

The ExcelsiusGPS’ robotic navigation allows for exceptionally safe and accurate surgeries. Patients experience less pain and shorter recovery times.

ExcelsiusGPS Procedures

  • Anterior cervical disc excision and fusion
  • Lumbar laminectomy
  • Lumbar/Thoracic fusion
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Posterior lumbar/thoracic instrumented fusion
  • Laparoscopic anterior lumbar interbody fusion
  • Minimally invasive lumbar fusion

Higher-Quality Spine Surgery

The national Blue Cross Blue Shield Association selected Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura as a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Spine Surgery, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers® are nationally designated healthcare facilities that show a commitment to delivering high-quality patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures developed with input from the medical community and leading accreditation and quality organizations.