Patients seeking spine surgery options can find reassurance in knowing that there is a revolutionary technology called ExcelsiusGPS® — a robotic navigation technology that elevates precision in spine surgeries to improve surgical accuracy and enhance safety and patient outcomes.

The Spine Center at MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center is a regional destination for patients interested in elective spine surgery. In fact, did you know that we are the only hospital in LA County with ExcelsiusGPS?

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General Robotic Surgery

About how long has robotic spine surgery technology been around?

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The first robotic and image-guided navigation systems reached the market in the 1990s.[1] 

 

Pre-Op Robotic Surgery

What conditions can robotic surgery correct?

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Robotic surgery can be used to help treat a wide variety of back-related injuries and disorders.[2]

 

What are some of the clinical advantages of robotic surgery?

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Compared to open surgery, the ExcelsiusGPS system creates a surgical plan based on your unique anatomy, guiding the robotic arm to a specific region of your spine, similar to a planned pathway on GPS. The surgeon uses this pathway to accurately conduct spine surgery with the utmost of precision.

Post-Op Robotic Surgery

What are the major factors associated with good outcomes following spine surgery?

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With ExcelsiusGPS, the surgeon operates through a small incision along the spine.[1] A minimally invasive technique allows the surgeon to separate the muscles surrounding the spine rather than cutting through them. It is important to discuss with your physician whether spine surgery is right for you.[1] Less tissue damage and smaller incisions may lead to a shorter hospital stay and a quicker path to recovery.[3]

 

What are some clinical advantages of surgery with ExcelsiusGPS?

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Compared to open surgery, the ExcelsiusGPS system creates a surgical plan based on your unique anatomy, guiding the robotic arm to a specific region of your spine, similar to a planned pathway on GPS. The surgeon uses this pathway to accurately conduct spine surgery with the utmost of precision.

 

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It is important to understand that the decision to receive spine surgery is individualized to the patient and the patient's symptoms. To learn more about the Spine Center at Long Beach Medical Center and ExcelsiusGPS, visit memorialcare.org/LBSpine.

 

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References

  1. O’Toole, John. Surgical Site Infection Rates after Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. J Neurosurg Spine 11 (2009): 471-476.
  2. https://www.globusmedical.com/patient-education/procedures/

  3. Tian, Nai-Feng, et. al. Minimally invasive versus open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: a meta-analysis based on the current evidence. Euro Spine J (2013) 22: 1741-1749.

It is important to understand that the decision to receive spine surgery is individualized to the patient and the patient's symptoms. To learn more about the Spine Center at Long Beach Medical Center and ExcelsiusGPS, visit memorialcare.org/LBSpine.