July 27, 2022
Ranked #1 in California for Spine Surgery by Healthgrades, Los Robles Health System is pleased to offer the community a truly digitized operating room with the acquisition of two new platforms for spinal surgery.
This week Los Robles performed its first case, led by Dr. Erik Spayde, utilizing the Globus ExcelsiusGPS® Robotic Navigation System. The system combines robotics and navigation in one multifunctional package. The platform is compatible with any imaging system and allows the surgeon to visualize, plan and navigate patient anatomy in real-time. It is the first system in the world to combine a rigid robotic arm and full navigation capabilities into one platform for accurate trajectory alignment in spine surgery. The system streamlines surgical workflow and reduces radiation exposure, enhancing safety and improving efficiency in the operating room. “This technology has revolutionized the way spine surgery is performed for patients with spinal disorders,” says Dr. Erik Spayde, Chief of Spine Surgery at Los Robles Health System. “Much like we use a GPS device in our car to find the best route to our destination, the robotic navigation system allows us to create a plan that is based on each patient’s anatomy, all while enhancing precision and optimizing our overall patient experience.”
The hospital also acquired the NuVasive Pulse platform which will be integrated in August. The new platform is designed to increase safety and efficiency of surgical outcomes in spine surgery. In a single platform, it integrates radiation reduction, imaging enhancement, rod bending, navigation, intraoperative neuromonitoring, and spinal alignment tools. It is currently the only enabling technology with the ability for utilization in 100% of spine procedures and throughout the entire operating room (OR) workflow. With multiple modalities easily accessible in one platform, the new technology helps surgeons address some of the most common clinical challenges in spine surgery, such as radiation exposure, nerve and spinal cord injury, and time spent in the OR. “This new platform can be used in a variety of spine cases enhancing the care we are able to provide for our patients,” says Gabriella Sherman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Los Robles. “The system has wireless capabilities and allows for a seamless experience for all team members to ensure high quality patient care.”
The availability and interconnectivity of these state-of-the-art technologies enhances a surgeon’s capabilities and enables the adoption of less invasive and more advanced surgical procedures, which may lead to reduced anesthesia, speedier recovery for the patient, and reduced time in the hospital, resulting in lower out of pocket costs to the patient.
“The addition of both of these new technologies transforms the operating room into a digital space and provides our surgeons with state-of-the-art technology to support patient care.,” says Austin Manning, Chief Operating Officer at Los Robles. “Both systems improve a surgeon’s workflow, how they work in the operating room and provides them versatility in the variety of spine procedures they can conduct.”
Los Robles has a team of talented spine surgeons ready to serve the needs of our community. For more information, contact the physician referral line at (877) 888-5746.