What is ExcelsiusGPS® Robotic Navigation?
ExcelsiusGPS® Robotic Navigation system is the latest technology designed to integrate the benefits of robotics and navigation into one platform to provide minimally invasive spine surgery and optimize patient care with improved accuracy and safety.
ExcelsiusGPS enables surgeons to perform spinal surgical procedures with a high degree of accuracy while making them significantly less invasive than a traditional open surgical approach.
The cutting-edge system supports screw placement from several approaches, including:
- Posterior thoracic
- Posterior cervical
- Posterior lumbar
- Lateral lumbar in the lateral position
Working Mechanism of ExcelsiusGPS® Robotic Navigation
ExcelsiusGPS® Robotic Navigation system works by combining multifunctional robotic navigation, imaging versatility, and unique real-time information into one technology.
- Navigation: ExcelsiusGPS delivers real-time visualization of instrument placement and screw positioning in relation to patient anatomy.
- Imaging compatibility: The technology is compatible with several imaging systems to provide surgeons with much greater precision through superior visualization of their work.
- Robotic guidance: The system enables surgical instruments to be placed and screws to be positioned through a rigid robotic arm that aligns accurately with the surgeon’s plan for a specific procedure.
Indications of ExcelsiusGPS® Robotic Navigation
ExcelsiusGPS® Robotic Navigation can be indicated to perform minimally invasive spine surgeries, such as:
- Spinal fusion
- Spinal instrumentation
- Spinal cord stimulator implantation
ExcelsiusGPS® Robotic Navigation Procedure
Minimally invasive spine surgery through ExcelsiusGPS® Robotic Navigation system involves the following steps:
- Medical images of the patient are taken and transferred to the ExcelsiusGPS® system.
- Your surgeon utilizes these images to decide the placement and size of implants.
- Your surgeon generates a treatment plan specific to your spine anatomy.
- This plan is utilized to direct the rigid robotic arm to a particular region of your spine through a pathway or route generated by GPS.
- Your surgeon uses this pathway or route to precisely position the implants utilizing the robotic instruments.
- All through the procedure, the implants and surgical instruments are continuously shown on the display screen for the surgeon and staff to monitor, and this display enables direct visualization of the surgical site for accurate implant placement by your surgeon.
Benefits of ExcelsiusGPS® Robotic Navigation
ExcelsiusGPS® Robotic Navigation offers many benefits to patients, such as:
- Less postoperative pain
- Smaller incisions
- Minor scars
- Less blood loss
- Less muscle damage
- Faster recovery and return to normal activities
- Higher degree of safety
- Precision in implant placement