First In State With New Surgical Robotic Navigation Platform for Spine!

Posted On: January 16, 2020

Robotic surgery machine


Springhill Medical Center, regional leader in the field of robotic surgery, now features a new innovative guidance and navigation platform for spinal procedures. The ExcelsiusGPS® technology is the first of its kind in the state of Alabama and only available at Springhill Medical Center. The first procedure utilizing the new technology in Alabama was completed Jan. 24 by Dr. Brent Faircloth of Coastal Neurological Institute at Springhill!

Designed to improve safety and accuracy within the operating room, ExcelsiusGPS® provides improved visualization of patient anatomy to optimize patient treatment. The system is designed to streamline the surgical workflow and reduce radiation exposure to surgeons and staff.

This revolutionary robotic navigation platform is the world’s first technology to combine a rigid robotic arm and full navigation capabilities into one adaptable platform for accurate trajectory alignment in spine surgery. ExcelsiusGPS® is Globus Medical’s advanced technology solution designed to enhance safety and improve efficiency for patients, staff, and surgeons in the operating room.

“Springhill Medical Center is known for being first in bringing these innovative systems to the Mobile/Baldwin communities,” said CEO/President Mr. Jeff St. Clair. “We listened to our surgeons and chose ExcelsiusGPS® because it was a win-win for the patient. Shorter procedure time means less anesthesia for the patient and puts them on the road to recovery quicker. We are excited to expand our robotic surgery program and continue to offer our patients the best care in the area!”

Springhill Medical Center’s robotic surgery program also includes the da Vinci robotic surgical system for general, urological, and gynecological surgery procedures and the Mako Robotic Technology for hip and knee procedures.

We plan to use the system for a variety of spinal surgery procedures. The technology will support less invasive procedures, increase efficiency, and enhance the surgical process. Surgeons in the program include Dr. Kevin Donahoe and Dr. Tim Revels of Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic; Dr. W. Brent Faircloth, Dr. Edward R. Flotte, Dr. Troy Middleton, and Dr. Donald R. Tyler, II, of Coastal Neurological Institute.

Springhill Medical Center is a 263-bed acute care hospital accredited by TJC. Since 1975, Springhill has grown and expanded its services in the southwest Alabama market while maintaining more nurses to each patient for a personal approach. The medical center provides full surgical capabilities including open-heart and robotic surgery, as well as complete diagnostic capabilities. Today, SMC includes the hospital, a unique and comprehensive heart center, senior residence, sleep medicine center, cancer center, orthopaedic surgery center, wound care and hyperbaric center, and an emergency department staffed by all board-certified emergency medicine physicians.

Globus Medical, Inc. is a leading musculoskeletal implant manufacturer and is driving significant technological advancements across a complete suite of spinal products. Founded in 2003, Globus’ single-minded focus on advancing spinal surgery has made it the fastest growing company in the history of orthopedics. Globus is driven to utilize superior engineering and technology to achieve pain free, active lives for all patients with spinal disorders.

Tags: Robotics, Spine