Idaho hospital installs robotic navigation system for spine surgery — 3 things to know

Written by Alan Condon | August 21, 2019 | Print  |

Post Falls, Idaho-based Northwest Specialty Hospital installed Globus Medical's ExcelsiusGPS robotic navigation system for spine surgery, reports Biospace.

Three things to know:

1. ExcelsiusGPS combines a robotic arm and navigation capabilities for precision trajectory alignment.

2. The device aims to advance patient safety and precision with the potential for smaller incisions, less scarring, shorter hospital stays and quicker recovery times.

3. The hospital will use ExcelsiusGPS for minimally invasive spinal fusion procedures, revision spinal surgery and scoliosis connection surgery.

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