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Announcing the 1st Robotic Navigation Spine Surgery in Mississippi

On October 10, 2018, Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists and Singing River Health System perform the first robotic navigation spine surgery in Mississippi. In a collaborative effort, Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists’ spine surgeons, Dr. Eric Graham, Dr. Christopher Burks, Dr. Charles Winters, and Dr. Joseph Cox and Singing River Health System are excited to bring the most technologically advanced “Robot” in spine surgery to South Mississippi.

“As the largest and most experienced orthopaedic group in Mississippi, Bienville is always looking for innovative ways to improve patient care through technology. Partnering with Singing River Health System to develop a world-class, revolutionary, robotic Orthopaedic Spine Center is no exception.” – Dean Thigpen, Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists CEO.

The ExcelsiusGPS™ Robot brings the latest in technology and provides an even greater level of precision to spine surgery. The Robotic-assisted surgery puts the surgeon’s hands at the controls of a robotic platform so refined that even the most complex, delicate procedures can be performed through very small incisions with unmatched precision.

“The advantages of robotic surgery for our patients are significant and may include shorter hospital stays, less blood loss, fewer complications, less need for narcotic pain medicine, faster recovery and smaller incisions resulting in minimal scarring.” – Eric Graham, M.D.

The Globus ExcelsiusGPS™ Robot is used for conditions that require spinal fusion, including degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, scoliosis, fractures, and spinal tumors. Patients with these conditions often suffer with debilitating symptoms like:

  • Low Back Pain
  • Leg Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Uneven Legs, Hips, or Shoulders
  • Abnormal Giat
  • Breathing Difficulties from Rib Cage Pressure on the Lungs

“The number one priority for us as surgeons is to provide the most efficient and safest techniques and technologies for our patients.” – Christopher Burks, M.D.

Singing River Health System is already nationally ranked for medical excellence and patient safety in a number of surgical specialties, and the surgery team did not hesitate to be the first in the region to invest in robotic navigation technology.

“At Singing River Health System, we are committed to providing the highest quality of care and are excited to be a leader in the latest technology and improvements in spine surgery that the Excelsius GPS™ Robot brings to our surgeons and patients in South Mississippi.” – Lee Bond, SRHS CEO.

To learn more about Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists and their Spine Center, visit https://wordpress-554214-2626802.cloudwaysapps.com/centers/spine-center/

Information on Singing River Health System’s Surgery Team is available at https://www.singingriverhealthsystem.com/