Robotic Spine Surgery

Dr. Larson specializes in Robotic Spine Surgery using ExcelsiusGPS Robotic Navigation. This revolutionary medical technology is changing the way surgery is performed by combining the benefits of computer navigation and robotics into one technology. Minimally invasive spine surgery is optimizing patient care. There are many benefits including smaller incisions, less exposure to radiation, fewer complications and more.

What is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery combines Dr. Larson’s understanding of anatomy with x-ray imaging to treat spine conditions using small incisions. A minimally invasive technique permits Dr. Larson to separate the muscles surrounding the
spine rather than cut through them. Dr. Larsonn operates through small incisions along the spine.

It is important to understand that the decision to receive minimally invasive surgery is individualized to the patient and the patient’s symptoms. It is important during your consultation to discuss whether minimally invasive surgery is right for you.

Potential Benefits of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Shorter hospital stay
Less tissue damage
Smaller incisions, which may lead to smaller scars

Combining Robotic Guidance and Navigation

Robotic Guidance involves the placement of instruments and implants through a rigid robotic arm that orients the surgeon along a guided pathway.

Navigation provides continuous feedback and visualization and real-time visualization of instrument and implant positioning with respect to patient anatomy.

How Does ExcelsiusGPS™ Work?

ExcelsiusGPS™ is the next revolution in robotic spine surgery from Globus Medical, a developer of spinal and orthopedic 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.

ExcelsiusGPS works with Surgimap and allows Dr, Larson to simulate potential surgical outcomes and share medical imaging to improve your surgical procedural and care.

On the day of surgery medical images are taken and imported into  ExcelsiusGPS™. Dr. Larson uses these images to determine the size and placement of implants and creates a patient plan based on your anatomy. This is used to guide the rigid robotic arm to a specific region of your spine, similar
to a planned route or pathway on a GPS. Dr. Larson 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 Dr. Larson and your surgical team to monitor. This display allows Dr. Larson the ability to view live feedback during your procedure for more precise implant placement.

ExcelsiusGPS combining Surgical Navigation and Robotic Guidance