South County Hospital sees 'perfect' precision with ExcelsiusGPS — 3 quick points

Written by Angie Stewart | April 22, 2019 | Print  |

Wakefield, R.I.-based South County Hospital adopted the ExcelsiusGPS for use in spine surgeries, WJAR NBC 10 reports.

Three quick points:

1. The minimally invasive technology shortens surgical times and enables surgeons to access difficult-to-reach spaces with precision. It can be used in spinal fusion procedures to place screws and insert spacers to realign the spine.

2. South County Hospital Spine Surgery Director Ian Madom, MD, has completed 30-plus robot-assisted spine surgeries since January. He was among the first in Rhode Island to perform a navigation-guided, robotic-assisted spine surgery.

"We've been getting postoperative CT scans on patients and checking the precision. It's been perfect every single time,” said Dr. Madom, who is also a spine surgeon at Providence-based Ortho Rhode Island.

3. Saint Anne's Hospital in Fall River, Mass., also offers robotic-assisted, navigation-guided surgeries in the region.

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