Announcing the Arrival of the Excelsius GPS®, A State-of-the-Art Spinal Robot

Spinal Robot article is contributed by Island Hospital

Fall-Winter, 2021-22

Island Hospital Acquires New Robotic Technology

Island Hospital is very excited to share that we are leading the way in adopting technological advances for many different surgical procedures to address chronic pain. We have recently acquired the Excelsius GPS®, a revolutionary technology platform that combines a rigid robotic arm with full navigation capabilities for spinal surgeries. This new state-of-the-art robotic technology can be utilized in procedures for patients who may need minimally invasive spine surgery.

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon incorporates Spinal Robot

Dr. Dawei Lu is the orthopedic spine surgeon who will be operating the Excelsius PS®. He said, “I am thrilled to incorporate the Excelsius GPS® technology into my surgical procedures at Island Hospital. I anticipate many benefits for my patients, most notably how this device will add precision and efficiency. This is a revolutionary technological tool that will no doubt have a positive impact on many lives.”

Spinal Robot Gives Precision and Optimal Patient Care 

This device will help support Dr. Lu’s procedures by maximizing surgical precision, as it allows him to monitor, plan, and vigate with real-time imaging. It also will optimize patient care by reducing possible surgical complications and future spinal revision surgery. In addition, the Excelsius GPS® reduces exposure to harmful radiation for both the patient and the operating team. This device will be an integral new tool for Island Hospital to use as we continue helping support patients in their choices for managing and alleviating back pain.

Award Winning Orthopedics

The Island Hospital Sports & Spine Clinic continues to bring recognition to Island Hospital through technological advances and consistent care and treatment options. Island Hospital was recently recognized with five Healthgrades™ honors in 2021, including “America’s 100 Best Orthopedic Surgery™”, “Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™”, “Joint Replacement Excellence Award™”, “Spine Fusion Surgery Five-Star Recipient™”, and “Total Hip Replacement Five-Start Recipient™”. These awards, along with the Excelsius GPS® spine robot technology, reflect Island Hospital’s commitment to provide the very best service and care for our patients.

Call for Information

For information about robotic spine surgery at Island Hospital, call Dr. Dawei Lu
and our associates at Skagit Northwest Orthopedics at (360) 424-2400 or visit our Sports & Spine Clinic web page at sports-spine.

Dr. Dawei Lu, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon 

Skagit Northwest Orthopedics | (360) 424-2400

Island Hospital Medical Office | 2511 M Avenue, Anacortes, WA | (360) 299-4929

About Dr. Dawei Lu

Dr.Dawei Lu is a board-certified and fellowship-trained Skagit Northwest Orthopedics spine surgeon specializing in adult degenerative conditions of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. Dr. Lu’s surgical expertise lies in minimally invasive spine surgery, and he uses the latest techniques and
procedures to ensure patients are treated individually to attain the best possible outcomes. Dr. Lu is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the North American Spine Society. In addition, Dr. Lu enjoys downhill skiing, mountain and road cycling, boating, and fishing in his free time.

To contact Dr. Lu regarding spinal surgery, call (360) 424-2400.

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