Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill introduces robotic navigation system for spine surgery

New technology enhances safety, improves efficiency for patients, staff and surgeons

Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill recently introduced a new robotic navigation platform that brings increased precision and efficiency to commonly performed spine stabilization procedures. The hospital is the first in South Jersey to implement the system, which can decrease certain procedure times by eliminating the need to reposition and redrape a patient once surgery has begun.

The system, known as ExcelsiusGPS, combines robotic and navigation technology into a single platform that provides unique real-time visualization of the surgical area, prior to and during surgery.

This technology is used for minimally invasive procedures, which often result in less blood loss, less muscle damage and faster recovery. By providing better access and visualization, an orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon can more efficiently perform stabilization procedures that require the placement of screws. These procedures include spinal fusion, discectomies and even scoliosis correction.

“At Inspira Health, we are committed to providing the highest quality of care for our patients and staff,” Dr. R.J. Meagher,  a neurosurgeon at Inspira Health, stated. “This new technology allows Inspira’s surgeons to more accurately plan and execute minimally invasive procedures with greater accuracy and, in return, optimize patient care. Inspira places an emphasis on being a leading innovator in the South Jersey region and the use of this new technology will allow our organization to further enhance the care our patients receive.”

“Inspira Health strives to continuously incorporate the latest innovations and technologies to elevate patient care and provide an exceptional experience for our patients,” Dr. Robert Ames, orthopedic surgeon at Inspira Health, said. “Robotic-assisted surgery provides tremendous benefits to patients, and by adding the ExcelsiusGPS to Inspira’s robotic surgery program, our community can now benefit from this advanced technology close to home.”