Robotic Spine Surgery

Robotic Spine Surgery with ExcelsiusGPS

New robotic technology is improving the outcomes of spine surgery at the Orlando Health Neuroscience and Rehabilitation Institute. The ExcelsiusGPS™ system combines image-guided navigation technology with a robotic arm that allows the surgeon to very accurately place implants used in spine surgery.

The ExcelsiusGPS system improves surgical outcomes by allowing the surgeon to preplan and implant each screw in the perfect location during every procedure through a robotic arm. The process starts the day of surgery when medical images are taken of the patient’s spine and imported into the ExcelsiusGPS system. The surgeon uses these images to determine the size and placement of the implants, then guides a robotic arm to accurately place screws using instruments that make small incisions. Throughout the procedure, the surgeon monitors the procedure on the screen for the most precise placement possible.

The ExcelsiusGPS system can be used for patients in need of minimally invasive or open fusion spinal surgery. The precise planning and placement of surgical implants through this technology also results in less operating time, including a reduction in time the patient spends under general anesthesia. 

Upcoming enhancements of the ExcelsiusGPS technology will incorporate the use of spine cages, spacers and other surgical tools into procedures performed with the robotic arm.

Spine surgery is recommended as a treatment for back pain only after a person has explored other more conservative approaches, such as anti-inflammatory medication, pain management, injections and physical therapy.

For more information, or to schedule a consultation concerning spine surgery, contact the Orlando Health Neuroscience and Rehabilitation Institute Neurosurgery Group at (321) 841-7550.