First spine surgeries using the ExcelsiusGPS at Hopkins
"Surgeries using ExcelsiusGPS were performed last week at The in Baltimore, Maryland and St. Mark’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. The surgical team at Johns Hopkins was led by neurosurgeons Dr. Nick Theodore and Dr. Ali Bydon, while orthopedic spine surgeon Dr. Kade Huntsman performed the surgeries at St. Marks.
“ExcelsiusGPS is the only robotic system that combines surgical navigation and robotic guidance for spinal surgery, which offers significant advantages to spine surgeons,” said Dr. Huntsman, “The system has been designed to take into account the typical surgical workflow to facilitate procedural efficiency.”
“ExcelsiusGPS is the culmination of years of research and development efforts and demonstrates Globus Medical’s superior product development capabilities,” said Norbert Johnson, Vice President of Robotics, Imaging, & Navigation. “We believe the ExcelsiusGPS System will advance patient care and provide tangible benefits for surgeons and hospitals in terms of time, accuracy and reduced radiation exposure through the application of robotic and navigation technology in spine and orthopedic surgery.”
ExcelsiusGPS supports minimally invasive and open screw placement procedures. It seamlessly integrates Globus Medical implants and instruments and is compatible with pre-operative CT, intra-operative CT and fluoroscopic imaging modalities. The system is designed to minimize radiation exposure, streamline workflow, and reproducibly assist in implant placement.
Globus Medical expects its first revenues from the sale of ExcelsiusGPSt systems to occur in the fourth quarter 2017, in alignment with current company guidance."