Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

What is minimally invasive spine surgery?

A minimally invasive technique permits the surgeon to separate the muscles surrounding the spine rather than cutting through them. The surgeon operates through small incisions along the spine.

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.

ExcelsiusGPS Robotic Navigation System

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

The material on this website is intended to be an educational resource only and is not meant to be a warranty or to replace a conversation between a patient and their physician or member of their health care team. Please consult a physician for a complete list of indications, contraindications, precautions, warnings, clinical results and other important medical information that pertains to this procedure. The decision to receive medical treatment is individualized to the patient and the patient’s symptoms. The information presented on this site may not apply to your condition, treatment or its outcome, as surgical techniques vary and complications can occur. It is important to discuss the viability of any surgical procedure with a physician to decide the right treatment option.