Burke Health first to purchase robotic surgery technology in the region

WAYNESBORO, Georgia (WRDW/WAGT) – Burke Health announced Monday the purchase of new robotic technology for use in spine surgery.

Mike Hester, CEO of Burke Health, shared: “We are very excited to have access to this advanced surgical technology for our physicians. This reinforces our commitment and ability to provide patients with the highest quality care. We will continue to invest in technology, innovation and infrastructure to ensure we deliver the best possible care to our patients and communities.”

Globus ExcelsiusGPS™ is a revolutionary robotic navigation platform system designed to intuitive and simplify surgical workflow

Robots will be used at the facility to perform two procedures this week, according to hospital officials.

Justin Bundy, Burke Health’s Orthopaedic Surgeon, said: “As the only hospital in the region to use the Globus robot, Burke Health is committed to providing the safest and most effective spinal care. The surgery will be performed using state-of-the-art technology, enhancing patient safety. And great confidence in hardware placement. This, in turn, will enhance care and patient outcomes for the best chance of moving forward.”

Burke Health is a physician-led, patient-centered community hospital located in Waynesboro, Georgia, specializing in orthopedics. They work to prevent, diagnose and treat disorders of the musculoskeletal system. In addition, Burke Health has clinics in the surrounding area, including Thomson, Louisville, Statesboro, Swainsboro, Sandersville and Waynesboro.

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