HSHS St. Vincent Hospital 1st in Wisconsin to utilize ExcelsiusGPS: 5 things to know

Written by Mackenzie Garrity | February 12, 2018 | Print  |

Physicians at Green Bay, Wis.-based HSHS St. Vincent are the first in the state to offer the ExcelsiusGPS for minimally invasive back and neck procedures.

Here are five things to know:


1. The ExcelsiusGPS is designed for minimally invasive and complex spinal fusions.


2. The device is positioned next to the surgeon in the operating room to provide real-time, 3-D imaging of the patient's anatomy.


3. Additionally, the ExcelsiusGPS features a robotic arm to precisely position the placement of the spinal fusion. The robotic arm guides the direction, depth and angle of the surgeon's hand.


4. Patients who undergo fusion procedures using the ExcelsiusGPS have reported quicker recovery times, less exposure to radiation, decreased blood loss and fewer complications post-surgery.


5. This is HSHS St. Vincent's fourth robotic surgery system. In 2016, the hospital became the first in the Green Bay are to install the da Vinci xi Surgical System.


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