9 spine surgeons surpassing 100 robotic cases this year


Since its launch in 2017, Globus Medical's ExcelsiusGPS spine robot has been used in almost 30,000 procedures as adoption continues across the spine industry.

Here are nine spine surgeons who exceeded 100 procedures with ExcelsiusGPS this year:

1. Douglas Crowther, DO, of the Colorado Center of Orthopaedic Excellence in Colorado Spring, completed his 100th ExcelsiusGPS spine case in July.

2. Samuel Taylon, MD, completed his 100th spine surgery with the robot at Overland Park (Kan.) Regional Medical Center in July.

3. Sravisht Iyer, MD, of New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery, completed his 100th robotic-assisted spine procedure with ExcelsiusGPS in May.

4. Andrew Kokkino, MD, completed his 100th ExcelsiusGPS surgery at Peacehealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend in Springfield, Ore., in May.

5. Vladimir Sinkov, MD, of Las Vegas-Based Sinkov Spine Center, completed his 100th spine surgery using the ExcelsiusGPS robot in April.

6. Michael Gallizzi, MD, who recently joined Vail, Colo.-based The Steadman Clinic, completed his 100th robotic spine surgery with ExcelsiusGPS in April.

7. Kee Kim, MD, performed his 100th ExcelsiusGPS spine surgery at the UC Davis Spine Center in Sacramento in March.

8. Mitchell Garden, MD, of Torrington, Conn.-based Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, marked 100 spine surgeries with the ExcelsiusGPS robot in March.

9. Kenneth Hood, DO, of the Abrazo Spine Institute in Goodyear, Ariz., completed his 120th robotic spine surgery with ExcelsiusGPS in February.

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