- Global Pharma News & Resources

Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel Becomes First in Tampa Bay Area to Offer New ExcelsiusGPS™ Surgical Robotic Guidance System

Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel Becomes First in Tampa Bay Area to Offer New ExcelsiusGPS™ Surgical Robotic Guidance System The minimally invasive system allows for shorter surgery and recovery time for neurospine patients.

PR Newswire

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla., Aug. 15, 2018

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla., Aug. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel is the first hospital in the Tampa Bay area and only the second in Florida to offer the Globus ExcelsiusGPS™ surgical robotic guidance system through its neurospine program. The system is the first and only robotic platform for spine surgery that combines surgical navigation and robotic guidance; and improves accuracy and patient care for precise minimally invasive spine surgeries by using robotics and navigation. The system provides real time imaging to physicians for increased safety and accuracy; more precise positioning of screws during surgery, less exposure to radiation; and potentially shorter surgery and recovery time for patients.

"Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel is committed to delivering the best care to every patient, every time," said Denyse Bales-Chubb, President and CEO, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel. "We are continuously adding expert physicians, state-of-the-art services, and innovative technology to meet the growing health care needs of our community."

The Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel neurospine program launched in October 2017 in response to a growing need from the community and a desire for patients to have a long-term solution for spinal pain. The program is led by neurosurgeons, Dr. Amir Ahmadian and Dr. Armen Deukmedjian, of NeuSpine Institute. Dr. Amir Ahmadian recently performed the bay area's first spine surgery using the system.

"At NeuSpine, we believe in employing the newest techniques and are dedicated to technological advancements in neurospine surgery, which is why we're excited to utilize the first ExcelsiusGPS robot in the Tampa Bay Area for our patients," noted Dr. Deukmedjian. "It's a revolutionary tool that will help improve surgical accuracy, reduce anesthesia time and hospital stays, as well as allow us to make smaller incisions to allow for improved healing – providing an overall elevation in patient care. Combined with our training in minimally invasive surgery, this is a true game changer in spine surgery."

About Florida Hospital, West Florida Division of Adventist Health System
The West Florida Division of Adventist Health System is a 1,840 bed health care system comprised of 10 acute-care hospitals including Florida Hospital Carrollwood, Florida Hospital Dade City, Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Lake Placid, Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Sebring, Florida Hospital North Pinellas, Florida Hospital Ocala, Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wauchula, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel and Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, as well as three freestanding offsite emergency rooms including Florida Hospital TimberRidge ER, Florida Hospital Central Pasco ER and Florida Hospital Palm Harbor ER. Additionally, it has one post-acute care facility, Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care, over 50 multi-specialty Florida Hospital Physician Group practices, 15 Florida Hospital Express Care at Walgreens clinics and six Florida Hospital Centra Care urgent care centers.

About Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel
From state-of-the-art equipment to the most intricate building details, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel was designed from the ground up to maximize healing, patient care and wellness. This full-service community hospital has 145 private patient rooms and features expert staff, specialty design and state-of-the art technology built for better patient care. Since opening in October of 2012, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel has been recognized as a leader in patient satisfaction, quality and safety. The hospital offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient health services, including surgery, imaging and rehabilitation services and emergency services for adults and children. The hospital features a 50,000-sq. ft. community Health & Wellness Center and a wide range of community offerings such as health and wellness presentations, screenings and events. Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel recently completed a massive expansion which involved 111, 993 square feet of new construction and 10,834 square feet of renovation. In the expansion, the hospital increased its number of emergency rooms, inpatient rooms, and surgical suites, added a second Heart Catheterization Lab, and recovery/observation rooms as well as shelled space for future growth.. For more information, please visit

About NeuSpine Institute
NeuSpine Institute is a leader in comprehensive spine and neck care. Founded by neurosurgeons, Dr. Amir Ahmadian and Dr. Armen Deukmedjian they share a unique approach to spine care, where surgery is always a last resort. Fellowship trained in minimally invasive surgery, they specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of simple to complex spinal conditions providing patients with a personalized treatment plan based on their specific needs and pathology.


SOURCE Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel

Editor Details

Last Updated: 15-Aug-2018