ExcelsiusGPS® Robotic-Assisted Spine Surgery

Arizona Specialty Hospital has added the ExcelsiusGPS® Robot to its robotic-assisted surgery program, which features the most advanced technology in the field of robotic surgery. The ExcelsiusGPS® is the world’s first revolutionary robotic navigation platform combining a rigid robotic arm and full navigation capabilities into one adaptable platform for accurate alignment in spine surgery.

ExcelsiusGPS™ is the next revolution in robotic spine surgery from Globus Medical, a developer of spinal and orthopedic implants and surgical instruments for patients with spine disorders. 

The procedure is performed entirely by a surgeon who controls the ExcelsiusGPS® system. The instrument size on the robot makes it possible for surgeons to operate through one or a few small incisions. Also, the instruments are designed to give surgeons greater reach during surgery.

Surgeons are able to use the ExcelsiusGPS® to perform spinal surgery with real-time visualization of instrument and implant position with respect to each patient’s anatomy.

Surgical Treatment Options

The ExcelsiusGPS® can be used for procedures such as

  • Neck Surgery
  • Lower Back Surgery
  • Scoliosis Correction
  • Fracture Repairs

ExcelsiusGPS® is approved for pedicle screw placement in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. The following procedures are treatment options that may include pedicle screw placement.

  • Posterior Fusion
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery


Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery with Robotic Technology

ExcelsiusGPS® is used in procedures that include posterior screw and rod fixation. On the day of surgery, medical images are taken and imported into ExcelsiusGPS®. These images are used by your surgeon to determine the size and placement of screws and create a surgical plan based on your anatomy. The surgical plan guides the rigid robotic arm to a specific region of your spine, similar to a planned route or pathway on a GPS. The surgeon uses this pathway or route to accurately place screws using instruments.

Throughout the procedure, the surgical instruments and implants are continuously displayed on the screen for the surgeon and staff to view during surgery. This display allows the surgeon to view live feedback during your procedure.

Surgery is individualized to the patient and the patient’s symptoms. Discuss with your physician if minimally invasive surgery is right for you.