East Cooper Medical Center performs 1st robotic navigation for spine procedure in Mount Pleasant

May 30, 2018

East Cooper Medical Center is the first hospital in Mount Pleasant to perform robotic navigation for spine procedures. Dr. Richard Frisch and Dr. Steven Poletti performed three surgeries using the Globus ExcelsiusGPS™ on May 24th. This platform technology is designed to increase safety and accuracy within the operating room.

“As we continue to diversify and advance our services at East Cooper Medical Center, it is imperative that we stay at the forefront of all technological advancements – especially when it comes to patient and staff safety,” said Patrick Downes, East Cooper Medical Center CEO. “This spine robot is a perfect complement to our other recent additions, including the Stryker MAKO system and the da Vinci Surgical Si system.”

“The new spine robot uses GPS technology that provides real-time visualization of patient anatomy to optimize treatment while reducing radiation exposure to our surgical team,” said Dr. Richard Frisch. “This technology has already proven to be a great asset in the operating room at East Cooper.”


About East Cooper Medical Center

East Cooper Medical Center is a 140-bed acute care hospital located at 2000 Hospital Drive in Mount Pleasant. East Cooper Medical Center has been providing healthcare to the East Cooper community since 1986. The hospital provides a number of services including 24-hour emergency care, women’s services, diagnostic imaging and interventional services, orthopedics, sports medicine, pain care, adult and pediatric rehabilitation services, wound care services and surgical care, including nationally recognized spine surgery and breast reconstruction surgery. East Cooper Medical Center is accredited by The Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. To learn more, visit www.eastcoopermedctr.com.


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 use superior engineering and technology to achieve pain free, active lives for all patients with spinal disorders.