Feb 2, 2024 Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton Takes Spine Surgery to the Next Level with Advanced Robotics

Globus Spine RWJ Hamilton

RWJUH Hamilton’s OR team recently celebrated the addition of Globus Medical’s ExcelsiusGPS® technology for robotic spine surgery. They were joined by orthopedic spine surgeon Jose A. Canseco, MD PhD, second row, fourth from right; Marc Levine, MD, Director of Orthopedic & Spine Institute, Orthopedics Department of Surgery, Section Chief, Medical Staff, second row, sixth from right; Michael Gordon, MD, Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology, second row, fourth from left ; Lisa Breza, Chief Administrative Officer, second row, second from left; Joan Bercari, Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety, second row, third from left; Seth Rosenbaum, MD, MMM, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, second row, first on right; and John DiLeo, Vice President of Finance, bottom row, first on right.

January 2024, Hamilton, N.J.Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, an RWJBarnabas Health facility and a certified Center of Excellence for Spine Surgery by the Joint Commission, has expanded its renowned spine surgery program with the addition of robotic-assisted surgery. This groundbreaking technology enhances precision while being done via a minimally invasive approach, resulting in faster recovery times and reduced pain for patients. Globus Medical’s ExcelsiusGPS® technology is used for cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral procedures of the spine.

“RWJUH Hamilton has long been a leader in providing exceptional care for patients with spinal conditions,” said Lisa Breza, R.N., Chief Administrative Officer, RWJUH Hamilton. “With the introduction of robotic spine surgery, we are further solidifying our commitment to offering the latest, most advanced technology to our patients.”

“As a dedicated spine surgeon, I understand the importance of investing in technology to enhance the patient experience and improve postoperative outcomes. Partnering with institutions like RWJUH Hamilton is essential to achieving this goal,” said Jose A. Canseco, MD PhD, Spine Surgeon at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute operating out of RWJUH Hamilton. “Robotic-assisted surgical technologies have enhanced our abilities to perform minimally invasive surgeries, leading to excellent surgical results for our patients. Thanks to these innovations, patients experience decreased pain and can return to their daily routines with few complications.”

“RWJUH Hamilton continues to be dedicated to offering patients cutting edge technology to maximize patient outcomes in spinal surgery. This is a natural fit for our hospital which has been a leader in adopting innovative spine surgery techniques,” says Marc J. Levine, MD, Director of Orthopedic Spine Surgery and Section Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at RWJUH Hamilton. “I am excited to be able to offer robotic technology to my patients in order to return them to their active and productive lifestyles.”

RWJUH Hamilton’s commitment to comprehensive spine care extends beyond robotic technologies. The hospital also offers a dedicated Osteoporosis Spine Fracture Program, providing specialized care for patients with fragility fractures. In addition, the hospital offers non-surgical treatments for back pain such as pain management, hot and cold therapy, and trigger point injections, as well as rehabilitation services at five outpatient locations throughout its community.

For more information about spine services offered at RWJBarnabas Health, visit www.rwjbh.org/hamilton. For a physician referral, call 888-724-7123.

About RWJUH Hamilton
Located in Hamilton Township, NJ, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton (RWJUH Hamilton), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, serves Mercer County as well as a larger five-county region of New Jersey. RWJBarnabas Health and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton’s Cancer Center, in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey – the state’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center - brings a world class team of researchers and specialists to its cancer center, providing close-to-home access to the latest treatment and clinical trials. RWJUH Hamilton is Joint Commission Certified, Primary Stroke Center Certified from The Joint Commission, and a Center for Excellence from The Joint Commission for stroke, spine surgery and hip and knee replacement and is MAGNET® Recognized from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

RWJUH Hamilton’s other specialties include heart and vascular care, including emergency and elective angioplasty, heart failure intervention program, groundbreaking therapies and new surgical techniques with an innovative team of neurosurgeons, subspecialty neurologists, and neuroscience researchers coupled with the specialty-trained support staff, treatment and care for minor injuries and life-threatening illnesses, outpatient diagnostic and treatment services and medical/surgical services, bariatric surgery, wound care, women’s health, geriatrics/ senior health and wellness care, infusion services, outpatient rehabilitation and physical therapy centers, including cardiac rehab, orthopedic rehab, speech therapy, aquatic therapy, a balance and hearing center and sleep center.

For more information, visit us at rwjbh.org/Hamilton or call 609-586-7900.