Abu Dhabi’s Burjeel Hospital has launched the Excelsius-GPS (E-GPS) robot technology developed by Globus Medical.

The robotic platform’s launch at the hospital is the first in the MENA region. It has been developed for accurate pedicle screw placements in spine.

E-GPS robot features a rigid robotic arm and surgical navigation capabilities.

Burjeel Hospital CEO John Sunil said: “We constantly monitor the developments and innovations in the healthcare industry and embrace technologies that help us to serve our guests the better.

“We are pleased to be the first in the MENA region to launch the E- GPS Robot technology at Burjeel Hospital.

“This would help our specialist doctors to perform complicated procedures with greater precision. We believe the adoption of the latest robotic technology will help us in delivering superior-quality treatment to our guests.”

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The hospital noted that surgeons were given an initial training on the system.

Currently, the technology is available in more than 100 hospitals globally.

Burjeel Hospital Neurosurgeon consultant and Neurosciences medical director El Shawarbi said: “The E-GPS Robot is one of the latest and finest technologies available in the world that helps surgeons do spine surgeries with greater precision and accuracy.

“The robotic-technique enabled machine reduces the time for the surgery and helps the doctors in delivering better outcomes.

“Artificial Intelligence and Robotic technologies have revolutionised health care. The adoption of this technology will enable the specialist doctors at Burjeel Hospital to improve the efficiency of the services being delivered.”