Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett Invests $1.3 Million in Minimally-Invasive Spine Surgery Technology

Apr 15, 2021
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Memphis, TN – Saint Francis Healthcare is proud to announce the acquisition of new robotic navigation technology for spine procedures at Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett, adding to its extensive array of available technology. The ExcelsiusGPS™ is designed to increase safety and accuracy within the operating room.

“We initially purchased the Globus ExcelsiusGPS™ technology in July 2020, representing a $1.3 million investment in the health of our community,” said Chris Locke, Chief Executive Officer of Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett. “As we continue to diversify and advance services at Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis, it is imperative that we stay at the forefront of technological advancements. This spine robot has been a great complement to our robotic surgery program.”

On the day of surgery, 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 the unique patient anatomy. This is then used to guide the rigid robotic arm to a specific region of your spine, similar to a planned route of pathway on a GPS. Throughout the procedure, the surgical instruments and implants are continuously displayed on the screen for the surgeon and staff to monitor. This display allows the surgeon to view live feedback during your procedure for more precise implant placement.

“The new spine robot uses GPS technology that provides real-time visualization of patient anatomy to optimize treatment while reducing radiation exposure to our surgical team,” said neurosurgeon Dr. Raul Cardenas. “This technology has already proven to be a great asset in our operating room. Members of our community can be assured that minimally invasive spine surgery with experienced surgeons continues to be available right here at Saint Francis Hospital.”

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