Welcome to the Future of Spinal Surgery

DISC of Louisiana utilizes the ExcelsiusGPS surgical spine robot to perform minimally invasive spine procedures. We are known for embracing state-of-the-art minimally invasive techniques and utilizing the most cutting-edge technology in the medical field to give our patients the best possible care—and the best possible outcomes.

Northshore spine surgeons, Dr. Samer Shamieh and Dr. Jeremy James, are two of only a handful of spine surgeons in the world who are trained to use this technology.

  • More accurate placement of pedicles and screws
  • Personalized surgery plan for each patient
  • Less radiation exposure
  • Faster recover times

Specific plans. Precise Outcomes.

ExcelsiusGPS utilizes preoperative CT scans, intraoperative CT scans and X-ray imaging to allow our surgeons to plan each procedure based on the specific anatomy of each patient and determine the position of the instruments and the size of the implants precisely. Our spine robot shows the procedure in real time on a screen for the spine surgeon to monitor and make a more informed clinical decision. The spine robots imaging technology may also reduce the amount of radiation required through the procedure.

The spine robot’s rigid robotic arm will automatically move along the spine, along the pre-planned trajectory to guide surgeons during surgery and allows for a precise incision and implant during surgery.

Am I a candidate for Robotic Spine Surgery?

Every patient is different. Robotic spine surgery is utilized more for specific fusions of the lumbar spine. Northshore surgeons, Dr. Samer Shamieh and Dr. Jeremy James, will look at a number of factors including your medical history and symptoms to determine if this approach will give you the best possible outcome.

Minimally Invasive Techniques

DISC of Louisiana offers spinal procedures using minimally invasive techniques. It means a one-inch incision, sometimes less, that is often covered with a band-aid. The minimally invasive spine surgeon inserts special surgical instruments through the tiny incisions to access the damaged disc. Unlike traditional “open” spine surgery, entry and repair to the damaged disc or vertebrae is achieved without harming nearby muscles and tissues. Less muscle and tissue damage results in less pain and a faster recovery. Click here to learn more.