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Montana Orthopedics and St. James Healthcare Bring Revolutionary Robotic Navigation Platform to Southwest Montana


Butte, MT - The purchase of the ExcelsiusGPS®, a robotic guidance and navigation system, has solidified Montana Orthopedics and St. James Healthcare as Southwest Montana’s spinal surgery leaders. This technology is designed to improve safety and accuracy in the operating room.

ExcelsiusGPS® provides improved visualization of patient anatomy through the procedure to help optimize patient treatment. The system is designed to streamline the surgical workflow and reduce radiation exposure to surgeons and staff.

“The primary benefits with the use of robotic navigation is it allows us to do much more complex surgeries,” said Montana Orthopedics spine surgeon Anthony Russo, MD. “Because we can utilize this image-guided navigation we don't need to directly visualize the spine. That makes it much easier for the patient to recover from the surgery.”

This revolutionary robotic navigation platform is the world’s first technology to combine a rigid robotic arm and full navigation capabilities into one adaptable platform for accurate alignment in spine surgery. ExcelsiusGPS® is Globus Medical’s advanced technology solution designed to enhance safety and improve efficiency for patients, staff, and surgeons in the operating room.

“At St. James Healthcare, we are committed to providing the highest quality of care for our patients and staff,” said Kevin Dennehy, VP of Business Development. “We look forward to the exciting opportunities and impact ExcelsiusGPS® will bring to the field of spine surgery in Southwest Montana.”


SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving the health of the people and communities we serve. Founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth in 1864, our health network provides comprehensive, coordinated care through eight hospitals, more than 180 physician clinics, home health, hospice, mental health, and safety-net services in Colorado and the Montana Wyoming region.