Dr. Christopher Tomaras completes 100th robotic spine surgery at Atlanta ASC: 4 details


Christopher Tomaras, MD, performed the 100th robotic spinal fusion at Atlanta-based Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery in May.


Four things to know:

1. The ASC was among the first centers in the Southeast in 2018 to purchase the Globus ExcelsiusGPS system for robotic spine surgery guidance and navigation. On May 12, Dr. Tomaras performed the 100th procedure at the center using the technology.

2. The ExcelsiusGPS uses a real-time, image-guided robot to insert screws into the spine. The system provides visualization of the patient's anatomy during surgery.

3. The robotic system uses uploaded radiological data to help surgeons navigate their procedure and determine the size and placement of implants so they can create a personalized plan. The robotic arm then follows the surgical plan to assist the surgeon during the procedure.

4. ExcelsiusGPS also reduces radiation exposure and enables surgeons to use minimally invasive procedures.

"At Polaris Spine, we are committed to providing the highest quality of care for our patients and staff and look forward to the exciting opportunities that robotics will bring to the field of spine surgery," said Dr. Tomaras. "There is a new version of ExcelsiusGPS being introduced soon, and we are at the top of the list for getting one."

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