AUDUBON, Pa., Oct. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Globus Medical, Inc. (NYSE:GMED), a leading musculoskeletal solutions company, today announced the first spine surgeries using ExcelsiusGPS™, a revolutionary robotic guidance and navigation system. Surgeries using ExcelsiusGPS™ were performed last week at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and St. Mark’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. The surgical team at Johns Hopkins was led by neurosurgeons Dr. Nick Theodore and Dr. Ali Bydon, while orthopedic spine surgeon Dr. Kade Huntsman performed the surgeries at St. Marks.
“ExcelsiusGPS™ is the only robotic system that combines surgical navigation and robotic guidance for spinal surgery, which offers significant advantages to spine surgeons,” said Dr. Huntsman, “The system has been designed to take into account the typical surgical workflow to facilitate procedural efficiency.”
“ExcelsiusGPS™ is the culmination of years of research and development efforts and demonstrates Globus Medical’s superior product development capabilities,” said Norbert Johnson, Vice President of Robotics, Imaging, & Navigation. “We believe the ExcelsiusGPS™ System will advance patient care and provide tangible benefits for surgeons and hospitals in terms of time, accuracy and reduced radiation exposure through the application of robotic and navigation technology in spine and orthopedic surgery.”
ExcelsiusGPS™ supports minimally invasive and open screw placement procedures. It seamlessly integrates Globus Medical implants and instruments and is compatible with pre-operative CT, intra-operative CT and fluoroscopic imaging modalities. The system is designed to minimize radiation exposure, streamline workflow, and reproducibly assist in implant placement.
Globus Medical expects its first revenues from the sale of ExcelsiusGPS™ systems to occur in the fourth quarter 2017, in alignment with current company guidance.
About Globus Medical, Inc.
Globus Medical, Inc. is a leading musculoskeletal solutions company based in Audubon, PA. The company was founded in 2003 by an experienced team of professionals with a shared vision to create products that enable surgeons to promote healing in patients with musculoskeletal disorders.
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