Hackensack Meridian Pascack Valley Medical Center Advances Robotics Program with Addition of Excelsius GPS® for Spine Surgery


Newswise—Westwood, NJ – (November 14, 2022) – Hackensack Meridian Pascack Valley Medical Center added Excelsius GPS® to the hospital’s robotic-assisted surgery program, providing patients with a minimally invasive option for complex spine surgeries. Orthopedic surgeons Rafael Levin, MD and Evan Baird, MD performed the hospital’s first procedure using the new robot on October 19

Excelsius GPS® is designed to improve safety and accuracy in the operating room. Controlled by a surgeon, the robotic navigation platform is the world’s first technology to combine a rigid robotic arm and full navigation capabilities in a single platform for precise trajectory alignment in spinal surgery . The robot’s instruments allow surgeons to operate using smaller incisions and with greater reach during surgery.

“The robot allows us to have a higher level of precision,” Dr. Levin said. “The procedure is minimally invasive and patients generally experience less pain after surgery, have faster recovery and a shorter length of hospital stay.”

“We are excited to bring this cutting-edge technology to our community hospital and provide patients with innovative options to improve their well-being,” said Emily Holliman, CEO of Pascack Valley Medical Center. “The hospital has been performing robot-assisted surgeries since 2018, and the addition of Excelsius® GPS allows our community to access high-quality care closer to home.”

In addition to Excelsius GPS®, Pascack Valley Medical Center’s robotic-assisted surgery program includes the Senhance® Surgical System, Mako® Robotic Surgical System, and the da Vinci System. Innovative surgical robotic technology enables surgeons at Pascack Valley Medical Center to provide personalized surgical experiences in knee and hip replacement, gynecology, bariatric surgery, general surgery, and spinal surgery.

To learn more about Pascack Valley Medical Center and its commitment to providing quality, compassionate care, please visit www.pascackmedicalcenter.com.

About Hackensack Meridian Pascack Valley Medical Center

Hackensack Meridian Pascack Valley Medical Center is a full-service, 128-bed acute care community hospital located in Westwood, NJ, providing a caliber of care consistent with Hackensack Meridian Health world class standard. The state-of-the-art facility includes an all-new emergency department, state-of-the-art maternity center, women’s imaging center, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, joint replacement center, wound care center and nursing center. intensive/critical care unit. The hospital is the only hospital in Bergen County with all private rooms at no additional cost to the patient. Find the kind of care you’re looking for at Pascack Valley Medical Center. To learn more, please visit www.PascackMedicalCenter.com



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