Globus ExcelsiusGPS®

In 2019, Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare, became a leader in the field of robotic guidance and navigation through the purchase of ExcelsiusGPS®. This revolutionary robotic navigation platform is the world’s first technology to combine a rigid robotic arm and full navigation capabilities into one adaptable platform for accurate trajectory alignment in spine surgery. ExcelsiusGPS® is Globus Medical’s advanced technology solution designed to enhance safety and improve efficiency for patients, staff and surgeons in the operating room.

“At Saint Mary’s, we are committed to providing the highest quality of care for our patients,” said Helen Lidholm, CEO of Saint Mary’s Health Network, “and we look forward to the positive impact this new technology will bring to spine surgery, robotics, and navigation.”

“Our practice philosophy and desire is to offer the best plan of care for each patient,” says Dr. Shane Abdunnur, fellowship-trained spine neurosurgeon and Chief of Neurosurgery at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center. “Being able to work with doctors in other disciplines at Swift Spine Institute and partner with Saint Mary’s in the use of the Globus robotic system, allows us to develop care plans to optimize surgical outcomes and enable patients to get back to active lifestyles as quickly as possible.”

“A primary emphasis of the neurosurgery team at Swift Spine Institute has long been to be innovators in the use of new and proven spine surgery techniques and technologies,” highlights Dr. James Lynch, board-certified and fellowship-trained spine neurosurgeon at Swift Spine Institute. “The ExcelsiusGPS® now available at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center provides that innovative technique for surgical patients to receive the best care.”

For more information on the ExcelsiusGPS® options at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center, please contact a provider at Swift Spine Institute or visit

About Saint Mary’s Health Network

Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center, based in Reno, Nev. is a 380-bed acute care hospital offering inpatient, outpatient and wellness services. Nationally recognized and accredited by the Joint Commission, Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center offers a robust line of services including Maternal Child Health services, a top-rated Center for Cancer, robust surgical and orthopedic services, and an award-winning Cardiology program and more. The health system also operates a fully-integrated Medical Group and a state-of-the-art Fitness Center. As a long-standing community partner, Saint Mary’s Health Network is dedicated to ensuring the health and wellness of northern Nevada remains strong. For more information, visit

About Swift Spine Institute

Swift Spine Institute is a spine center of excellence with multiple locations in northern Nevada to serve the growing region. The multi-disciplinary center involves physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, interventional pain management and radiology physicians, spine neurosurgeons, specialized physical therapists and InMotion Diagnostics. Swift Spine Institute’s team of professionals combine their expertise in order to develop the best treatment plan for each patient. The spine neurosurgery team are leaders in minimally invasive spine surgery and have been using minimally invasive spine techniques since 2002.

About Globus Medical

Globus Medical, Inc. is a leading musculoskeletal implant manufacturer and is driving significant technological advancements across a complete suite of spinal products. Founded in 2003, Globus’ single-minded focus on advancing spinal surgery has made it the fastest growing company in the history of orthopedics. Globus is driven to utilize superior engineering and technology to achieve pain free, active lives for all patients with spinal disorders.

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