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Robotic Spine Surgery

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Amazing technological advances in spine surgery have occurred over the past few years. From the introduction of minimally invasive spine techniques to image guided surgery, Dr. Goldstein has been at the forefront of innovation.

Dr. Goldstein is now performing spine surgery with the first Globus ExcelsiusGPS™ robot in New York City. Dr. Goldstein has one of the largest US and international experiences using the Globus ExcelsiusGPS™ robot and intraoperative E3D CT imaging. Patients from around the country and across the world seek out Dr. Goldstein’s care and treatment using robotic surgery and less invasive techniques.   The robot allows surgery to be performed with enhanced precision and accuracy through a minimally invasive approach. The robot can improve patient safety and shorten recovery time. Robotic spine surgery may be an option for you.

This robot 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. ExcelsiusGPS™ is designed to improve accuracy and optimize patient care by using robotics and navigation, much like a GPS in your car.

On the day of surgery or pre-operatively, medical images are taken and imported into ExcelsiusGPS™. The surgeon uses these images to determine the size and placement of implants and creates a patient plan based on your anatomy. This is used to guide the rigid robotic arm to a specific region of your spine, similar to a planned route or pathway on a GPS. Dr. Goldstein then uses this pathway or route to accurately place the implants using instruments.

Throughout the procedure, the surgical instruments and implants are continuously displayed on the screen or the surgeon and staff to monitor. This display allows the surgeon to view live feedback during your procedure for more precise implant placement. Additionally, Dr. Goldstein performed the first clinical case in the world using Globus E3D intra operative CT imaging device.  This CT scanner mates with the Globus robot to help plan, place, and confirm placement of your spinal cages and screws.

Dr. Goldstein has said “My practice of medicine has always been committed to providing the highest quality of care for our patients and using state-of-the-technology once its safety and efficacy has been demonstrated I'm looking forward to utilizing the new options that this robotic system brings to the area of minimally invasive spine surgery, robotics, and navigation.”

See Dr. Goldstein's interview with Orthopedics Weekly where he discusses the latest innovations in robotic surgery along with the advantages of the ExcelsiusGPS™ system.

A patient brochure about Robotics is available here.

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