London Bridge will be the first hospital in the UK to offer the robotic system, which provides enhanced minimally invasive surgery capabilities, improved accuracy and reduced procedure times, shortening recovery periods for patients and lowering complication rates.
The ExcelsiusGPS Robotic Navigation System also allows surgeons to capture images of the spine in 3D and pinpoint the right depth and angle for predetermined screw dimensions that are to be inserted into the vertebra.
‘I am the UK’s first surgeon to be trained on the new ExcelsiusGPS Robot and I’m very proud to be leading the UK launch of the new system at London Bridge Hospital, alongside my theatre colleagues,’ said Khai Lam, consultant orthopaedic surgeon at London Bridge Hospital. ‘By combining the benefits of navigation, robotics and the expertise of surgeons, this robot has the ability to revolutionise the way we approach spinal surgery and change lives.’
Janene Madden, chief executive officer of London Bridge Hospital, added: ‘Led by some of the best spinal surgeons in the country, this new technology will offer patients all over the UK – and internationally – more effective treatment.’