Albuquerque, NM – On Tuesday, November 19th, 2019, Dr. Ernesto Otero-Lopez (a spine surgeon with New Mexico Orthopaedic Associates) and his skilled surgical team including Kari LaVigne, PA-C became the first in the Southwestern US (and the third on the West Coast) to complete 100 surgeries utilizing the ExcelsiusGPS®. This revolutionary robotic navigation platform is designed to streamline the surgical workflow and reduce radiation exposure. It 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. This advanced technology enhances the safety and improves efficiency for patients, staff and surgeons in the operating room.
It has been an exciting experience to integrate robotic navigation technology into my spine practice and further advance minimally invasive spine techniques that allow patients to get back to their life more quickly. I look forward to the exciting opportunities and undoubtable impact ExcelsiusGPS® will bring to the field of spine surgery, robotics, and navigation” – Ernesto Otero-Lopez, MD
About New Mexico Orthopaedic Associates
NMOA, an independently owned physician group, has been serving patients for over 30 years with highly trained orthopaedic, sports medicine and spine care physicians, working together in New Mexico’s only medical practice that offers diagnosis, treatment, surgery and rehabilitation within one group.
About Globus Medical
Globus Medical, Inc. is a leading musculoskeletal implant manufacturer driving significant technological advancements across a 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.