Robotic Spine Surgery Specialist

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CarePoint Neurosurgery and Spine

Neurosurgery located in Greenwood Village, CO & Englewood, CO

Robotic spine surgery reduces complications, allows neurosurgeons to perform more precise surgery, and helps you recover faster. At CarePoint Neurosurgery and Spine, the surgeons combine their skill and experience with the accuracy of robotics to repair your spinal condition and help you find relief from the pain. To learn if robotic spine surgery may be a good option for you, call one of the offices in Colorado, including Lone Tree, Englewood, Castle Rock, Denver, Wheat Ridge, Colorado Springs, Parker, Yuma, and Lamar.

Robotic Spine Surgery Q & A

What is robotic spine surgery?

Robotic spine surgery uses today’s most advanced technology to plan and guide spinal surgery. The team at CarePoint Neurosurgery and Spine uses the Globus ExcelsiusGPS® system.

The ExcelsiusGPS combines a robotic tracking arm with a 3D camera and a cutting-edge navigation system to guide your surgery. As a result, your spine surgery reaches a higher accuracy level than surgeons can achieve without robotic guidance.

When might I need robotic spine surgery?

The team at CarePoint Neurosurgery and Spine primarily use robotic-guided surgery when the procedure requires the placement of screws, rods, or other hardware.

A few of the conditions treated with robotic spine surgery include:

  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated discs
  • Kyphosis
  • Degenerative disc disease

Your provider often uses the ExcelsiusGPS during surgery to decompress the spine, perform spinal fusion, remove a disc, or repair a fracture.

What happens during robotic spine surgery?

Your provider takes a CT scan that’s uploaded to the ExcelsiusGPS. With robotic technology, they can see all the spine’s details in three dimensions and from many angles. Your provider uses these images to plan your surgery.

Just before your surgery begins, the ExcelsiusGPS uses its 3D camera to map your spine. The device compares that image with fluoroscopic images and the pre-op plan to further improve accuracy.

The extensive robotic imaging verifies the exact location of your spine problem. Then the device calculates the precise placement of hardware like pedicle screws and rods.

The robotic arm positions itself in a way that guides the insertion of surgical tools. As your provider performs the surgery, they follow the robot’s navigation assistance, ensuring they insert hardware at the precise angle and depth needed for your spine.

During your surgery, your provider constantly views real-time images of the surgical instruments and hardware. This live feedback allows them to make adjustments if needed.

Is robotic spine surgery a minimally invasive procedure?

Yes, robotic spine surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery. That means the procedure only requires small incisions. Minimally invasive surgery causes less tissue damage, not only because the incision is small but also because your provider doesn’t need to cut any muscles.

You gain distinct benefits from minimally invasive surgery, including a shorter hospital stay, less post-op pain, and a faster recovery.

To learn if you’re a candidate for robotic spine surgery, call CarePoint Neurosurgery and Spine to book an appointment.