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Monument Health introduces ExcelsiusGPS® Robotic Navigation Platform

RAPID CITY, S.D. (July 19, 2022) – Monument Health has purchased a Globus Medical ExcelsiusGPS® robotic navigation platform, designed to improve safety and accuracy within the operating room and reduce radiation exposure to surgeons and staff.

The new system helps optimize patient treatment by providing a clearer picture of patient anatomy, according to Globus.

“The opportunity to bring advanced spine surgery technology to Monument Health that combines the benefits of robotic guidance and navigation into one system is important for our surgeons and the patients they care for,” said Mark Longacre, Monument Health Vice President of Operations for the Rapid City Market.

Adding this new technology aligns with Monument Health’s ongoing commitment to deliver high-quality care by providing the latest innovation, technology and services to patients while keeping them closer to home.

Kyle Schmidt, M.D., Neurosurgeon with Monument Health Orthopedic & Specialty Hospital, praised the Globus robot as an innovative way to efficiently and safely place spinal hardware. He cited decreased tissue dissection and manipulation, as well as decreased intraoperative radiation exposure and improved surgical accuracy among the benefits of using the system.

“At Monument Health, we are committed to providing the highest quality of care for our patients and staff and look forward to the exciting opportunities and the impact ExcelsiusGPS® will bring to the field of spine surgery, robotics and navigation,” Dr. Schmidt said.


Stephany Chalberg
Public Relations Manager
Monument Health

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