Patient Education

Globus ExcelsiusGPS


ExcelsiusGPS® technology is designed to improve accuracy and optimize patient care by using robotics and navigation, much like a GPS in your car.


If you are experiencing chronic back pain that is unresponsive to nonsurgical treatment, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery in conjunction with ExcelsiusGPS. Talk to your doctor to learn more and find out if this option is right for you.


Medical images are taken and imported into ExclesiusGPS on the day of surgery. The surgeon uses these images to determine the size and placement of implants and creates a surgical plan based on your anatomy. This is used to guide the robotic arm to a specific region of your spine, similar to a planned route or pathway on a GPS. The surgeon uses this pathway for the greatest accuracy of placement using the instruments.

The surgeon performs the surgery with the guidance of this system, reviewing the continuous display on the screen. This display provides real time feedback during your procedure to help assure a more precise implant placement.


  • Smaller incisions compared to traditional spine surgery
  • No need to cut through muscles
  • Less Pain
  • Quicker Recovery
  • Limited X-rays and radiation exposure

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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