During the last 3 years ROBOTIC SPINE SURGERY has been developed in the United States as a continuation of the development of robotic hip and kneesurgery. The major advantages of robotic surgery include minimization of surgeon’s pitfalls and significant decrease of neural damage incidence.
Excelsius GPS SPINE ROBOT resembles the most recent achievement in robotics in medical practice worldwide. We are pleased to announce the use of Excelsius GPS SPINE ROBOT for first time in Europe since Metropolitan Hospital is the only center in the European Union that has this advanced robotic technology. Dr. Lykissas has followed robotic spine surgery from its first steps of development in the United States and has already use robotic technology in many of his international patients.

Which patients are candidates for ROBOTIC SURGERY?

Every patient with a problem in his spinal column who is candidate for spine surgery can be operated with the robotic technology. Treatment is individualized for each of our patients.


Which are the main indications of ROBOTIC SURGERY?

Indications of ROBOTIC SURGERY include but not limited to:

  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Disk Degeneration Disease
  • Fractures of the Spine
  • Scoliosis (pediatric & adult)
  • Kyphosis (pediatric & adult)
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Tumors of the Spine

Which are the advantages of ROBOTIC SPINE SURGERY?

Compared with the formal spine surgery techniques, the robotic technology:

  • Significantly shortens operating time
  • Enhances precision and accuracy in implant placement
  • Improves patient safety
  • Improves accuracy in Minimal Invasive Surgery (MIS)
  • Allows minimal blood loss
  • Shortens recovery time
  • Decreases hospital stay
  • Decreases perioperative morbidity

Can vertebra fractures, including osteoporotic fractures, be treated with the ROBOTIC SYSTEM?

Robotic system enhances accuracy in implant placement in any case of spinal fracture requiring surgery. By improving accuracy, ROBOTIC SURGERY allows implantation of larger diameter implants and, thus, increases the stability of the spine following vertebrae fracture surgery. Our aim is to expand Excelsius GPS SPINE ROBOT use to general orthopaedic trauma.

Can scoliosis and kyphosis be treated with ROBOTIC SURGERY?

Robotic spine surgery has mainly been designed and developed for patients with spinal deformities, such as scoliosis and kyphosis, in whom implant placement is highly demanding. With the use of ROBOTIC SURGERY precision and accuracy in implant placement is significantly enhanced. At the same time, the incidence of neural injury is significantly decreased. The correction of the spinal deformity and the cosmetic outcome is impressive in adult or children treated with ROBOTIC SURGERY.

Can ROBOTIC SURGERY be used in patients with cervical spine problems?

Cervical pathology requiring surgical management can be treated with accuracy and precision with the ROBOTIC SPINE SYSTEM. Excelsius GPS SPINE ROBOT has been recently approved by the FDA for surgical management of any cervical spine pathology.