Dr. Praveen Perni, a spine surgeon with the American Health Network bone & spine group, became a leader in the field of robotic guidance and navigation with the purchase of ExcelsiusGPS™. This platform technology is designed to increase safety and accuracy within the operating room. ExcelsiusGPS™ provides improved visualization of patient anatomy throughout the procedure to help optimize patient treatment. The system is designed to streamline surgical workflow and reduce overall radiation exposure to surgeons and staff. The technology enables minimally invasive procedures which may result in less blood loss*, less muscle damage*, and potentially a faster recovery*. Dr. Perni is currently the only spine surgeon in Indiana using this robotic platform.
For more information about the procedure, click here to access a patient education brochure.
* Tian, Nai-Feng, et. al. "Minimally invasive versus open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: a meta-analysis based on the current evidence.” Euro Spine J 22 (2013): 1741-1749