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Dr. Paul C. McAfee

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Globus Medical Announces First Surgeries Using Excelsius3D™

May 18, 2022

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Intraoperative 3D Imaging System Advances Robotic Navigation Spine Surgery
AUDUBON, Pa., May 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Globus Medical, Inc. (NYSE: GMED), a leading musculoskeletal solutions company, announced today the first surgeries performed with the Excelsius3D™, an intelligent, intraoperative 3-in-1 imaging platform, the latest addition to Globus Medical’s Excelsius™ Ecosystem.

Paul C. McAfee, MD, MBA and Mesfin A. Lemma, MD at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, Roland Kent, MD at Northwest Specialty Hospital, and Jeffrey A. Goldstein, MD at NYU Langone Health, each performed the first clinical cases using Excelsius3D™ with ExcelsiusGPS®.

Dr. Lemma, Division Chief of Spine Surgery and Director of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital believes “the Excelsius™ Ecosystem can help us provide patients with minimally invasive treatment options. We are excited about the addition of the new Excelsius3D™ imaging system to our ExcelsiusGPS® robotic navigation platform at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital.”

“With these two technologies, we are able to efficiently perform surgery with minimally invasive techniques. The seamless interface between the two platforms allows us to provide the best leading-edge technology to patients,” added Dr. McAfee, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Kent, founder of Axis Spine and surgeon at Northwest Specialty Hospital, added, “we are very proud to feature some of the most advanced surgical spine solutions in the nation. We have performed over 700 cases with ExcelsiusGPS® and are now excited to add Excelsius3D™ to provide our patients with more efficient surgical solutions that have the potential to further improve surgical outcomes.”

Dr. Goldstein, Director of Education, Division of Spine Surgery and Director of the Spine Surgery Fellowship at NYU Langone Health, stated, “the addition of Excelsius3D™ to our operating room has helped to streamline our navigation workflow with ExcelsiusGPS®. The intraoperative imaging technology enables us to efficiently visualize anatomy, offers three imaging modes in a single comprehensive system, and is easy for our radiology technicians to maneuver and position. We’re excited about this new tool to help us provide patients with the best possible care.”

Excelsius3D™ is the latest addition to Globus Medical’s innovative platform of enabling technologies. Excelsius3D™ combined with the ExcelsiusGPS® robotic navigation system provides a superior intraoperative, image-guided robotic navigation solution, and is designed to improve implant placement accuracy, lower radiation exposure, and shorten operative times. Excelsius3D™ is now commercially available in the United States.

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At the 2024 international meeting of ISASS, International Society for the Advancement of Spinal Surgery Dr McAfee and his MedStar Team presented their groundbreaking results on the first 200 patients with E3D and Excelsius GPS performed in the World. They showed that using robotics and intraoperative CT imaging that the complication rate for spine surgery was reduced from 21% down to 4% . The radiation exposure to everyone in the operating room was reduced. Furthermore, the duration of surgery was reduced by 50 minutes. The length of hospital stay was reduced by more than one day. At MedStar the robotics and navigation resulted in statistically significant improvement in safety compared to other hospitals.

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Dr McAfee has the largest experience with Surgery on the front of the Neck (Cervical Spine) on the East Coast. He performed 300 consecutive Anterior Cervical Decompressions and Fusions and reported the results at the International Society for the Advancement of Spinal Surgery. Dr McAfee and his MedStar Team have a 98.7% Success Rate. Only 4 of 300 consecutive cases required reoperation. Not a single patient failed to improve or maintain neurologic function. This is one of the highest success rates for surgical spine surgery on the East Coast.

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