Medical City Frisco November 08, 2018

Medical City Frisco is first in Dallas area to offer new technology

FRISCO, Texas – A new robotic surgical navigation system at Medical City Frisco can benefit patients with debilitating back or spine pain. The Frisco hospital is the first in the Dallas area to offer this type of robotic assisted surgery with the Globus Medical ExcelsiusGPS™.

The first, minimally invasive ExcelsiusGPS procedure at Medical City Frisco was performed in early October to relieve a patient’s back and leg pain. Spine surgeons at Medical City Frisco who are trained to use the technology can perform back and spine procedures that may result in less blood loss and less muscle damage, while facilitating faster recovery.

“This new robotic system can offer improved surgical outcomes for people suffering from degenerative disc disease or traumatic spinal injuries,” said Charles Gressle, CEO of Medical City Frisco. “Our hospital now offers three different types of robotic systems to provide advanced care for a variety of minimally invasive surgery procedures, from spine surgeries to joint replacements. Our investments in leading edge technologies demonstrate Medical City Frisco’s continued commitment to providing outstanding healthcare for our community.”

Robotic systems at Medical City Frisco now include the Globus system for back and spine surgery, the Mako system for hip and knee replacement and the da Vinci Xi® system, used for a variety of surgical procedures.

Benefits of robot-assisted surgery may include a shorter hospital stay, reduced blood loss, reduced pain and discomfort, faster recovery time and return to normal activities, smaller incisions resulting in reduced infection risk, less scarring and less nerve impact.