Spinal deformity will be the next robotic evolution, says Dr. Raymond Walkup
By Admin | November 08, 2020
Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery Center was among the first ASCs to perform robotic spine surgery with the ExcelsiusGPS system, which it acquired in 2018.
The practice remains at the forefront of robotic spine surgery and recently installed Globus Medical's latest update for the robot designed to reduce operative time and radiation exposure.
Raymond Walkup, MD, a neurosurgeon at the Sandy Springs, Ga.-based practice, shared his thoughts on how robotics will develop in spine and what surgeries he sees the technology expanding to in the future.
Note: Responses are lightly edited for style and clarity.
Question: What does the future hold for robotics in spine? Do you see robots having greater autonomy in the OR?
Dr. Raymond Walkup: There's a great quote out there, "a robot in the OR doesn't make a bad surgeon good; it makes a good surgeon more precise and efficient." That's what I...(More)
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