September 8, 2020

Glenwood Regional Medical Center Joins Elite Orthopedic Surgical Tier With ExcelsiusGPS®

A Revolutionary Platform for Robot-Assisted Neck & Back Surgery

West Monroe, LA – The recent purchase of an ExcelsiusGPS® signifies yet another first for Glenwood Regional Medical Center, a Steward Family Hospital that is rapidly becoming a local leader in the field of robotic guidance and navigation. Glenwood is now home to a new ExcelsiusGPS®, a platform technology designed to improve safety and accuracy within the operating room for patients undergoing spine surgery.

ExcelsiusGPS® assists orthopedic surgeons at Glenwood Regional Medical Center by improving visualization of patient anatomy; this helps optimize treatment and improve patient outcomes. The ExcelsiusGPS® system also streamlines the surgical workflow and reduces radiation exposure for surgeons and staff.

This revolutionary robotic navigation platform is the world’s first technology to combine a rigid robotic arm and full navigation capabilities into one adaptable platform for accurate trajectory alignment in spine surgery. ExcelsiusGPS® is Globus Medical’s advanced technology solution designed to enhance safety and improve efficiency for patients, staff and surgeons in the operating room.

Glenwood Regional Medical Center chose ExcelsiusGPS® because this technology provides patients with the least invasive and best treatment options available, while helping them return to their daily activities as soon as possible.

“Our team at Glenwood Regional Medical Center is committed to providing the highest quality of care for our patients and staff and look forward to the exciting opportunities and measurable impact ExcelsiusGPS® will bring to the field of spine surgery, robotics and navigation,” says Jeremy Tinnerello, hospital president.

ExcelsiusGPS® technology may be available to patients who require screws in a variety of procedures at Glenwood Regional Medical Center, including posterior fusion, anterior lumbar interbody fusion, lateral lumbar interbody fusion, transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion, posterior lumbar interbody fusion, and minimally invasive surgery. 

“We look forward to promoting less invasive procedures through this technology. The Globus ExcelsiusGPS robot allows the surgeon to more accurately plan and execute minimally invasive procedures with great accuracy,” says Dr. Stanley Crawford, Orthopedic Surgeon.

About Glenwood Regional Medical Center

Glenwood Regional Medical Center is a 278-bed, state-of-the-art hospital located in West Monroe, Louisiana. Glenwood offers comprehensive healthcare services, including emergency care, heart care, advanced surgical procedures, diagnostic imaging, maternity care, rehabilitation services, and help for a broad range of medical conditions. 

About Steward Health Care

Steward Health Care is the largest private, tax-paying physician-led health care network in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Steward operates 37 hospitals in the United States and the country of Malta that regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The company employs approximately 42,000 health care professionals. The Steward network includes multiple urgent care centers and skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, over 7,900 beds under management, and approximately 2.2 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services.

About Globus Medical 

Globus Medical, Inc. is a leading musculoskeletal implant manufacturer and is driving significant technological advancements across a complete suite of spinal products. Founded in 2003, Globus’ single-minded focus on advancing spinal surgery has made it the fastest growing company in the history of orthopedics. Globus is driven to utilize superior engineering and technology to achieve pain free, active lives for all patients with spinal disorders.