A New Robotic Arm for Spine Surgery at Medical City Frisco

Medical City Frisco is the first hospital in the region to employ a new robotic arm for spine surgery. The Globus Medical ExcelsiusGPS allows surgeons to use the precision and navigation of the new technology to reduce blood loss and muscle damage.

For patients with back or spine pain, the robotic arm can lead to a faster recovery, with smaller incisions that reduce infection risk, nerve damage, and scarring. The first surgery was performed using ExcelsiusGPS this October.

For spine surgeries, the robotic arm can position the instruments and place screws according to the surgeon’s plans, provide visualization of the arm’s positioning with respect to the patients unique anatomy while being compatible with imaging systems.

“This new robotic system can offer improved surgical outcomes for people suffering from degenerative disc disease or traumatic spinal injuries,” said Charles Gressle, CEO of Medical City Frisco via release. “Our hospital now offers three different types of robotic systems to provide advanced care for a variety of minimally invasive surgery procedures, from spine surgeries to joint replacements. Our investments in leading edge technologies demonstrate Medical City Frisco’s continued commitment to providing outstanding healthcare for our community.”

Robotic surgery assistance is becoming more and more commonplace, with Medical City Forth Worth adding  a new hip and knee replacements and spine surgery robotic system earlier this year, robotic heart surgeries at Baylor Heart Health Hospital Plano, robotic kidney auto-transplants at Methodist Dallas just to name a few.


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