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Robotic spine surgery is revolutionizing minimally invasive spine surgery and optimizing patient care. It combines computer navigation and robotics in one groundbreaking technology and delivers a host of benefits to our NYC patients, including smaller incisions, less exposure to radiation, fewer complications and more. Fortunately, Dr. Stieber delivers this cutting-edge robotic spinal surgery in New York.

The Benefits

Dr. Stieber's NYC robotic spinal surgery with ExcelsiusGPS enjoys many of the same benefits as all minimally invasive procedures, including smaller incisions, less blood loss, and a shorter recovery period. However, the technology also delivers added advantages to our NYC patients, including:

Robotic Spinal Surgery New York

Real-time view of anatomy

Dr. Stieber can virtually image the patient’s spine in real-time, which improves accuracy and safety.

Precise positioning of implants

The ExcelsiusGPS guides Dr. Stieber in placing implants, resulting in heightened precision without multiple x-rays and enhanced patient outcomes.

Less exposure to radiation

The technology eliminates the need for multiple x-rays during surgery.

Faster surgery time

Many spine surgeries can be performed more quickly with robotic guidance.

What to Expect During the Procedure

On the day of your procedure, our team will take medical images and import them into the ExcelsiusGPS system. Dr. Stieber will use these images to determine the size and placement of the implants and compose a custom surgical plan tailored to your anatomy.

This planned route will guide the rigid robotic arm via a GPS to specific regions of your spine. Dr. Stieber will use this pathway to place the implants with increased precision. The surgical instruments and implants are continuously displayed on a screen in the operating room, providing Dr. Stieber with live feedback during surgery.

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What spine surgeries can be performed with the ExcelsiusGPS system?

Many conditions are eligible for treatment with Dr. Stieber's NYC robotic spinal surgery. Common spine surgeries that can be performed in conjunction with the technology include:

  • Most minimally-invasive spine surgeries
  • Scoliosis reconstruction
  • Spinal fusion
  • …And more

Our Technology ExcelsiusGPS

Robotic systems like the ExcelsiusGPS combine a CT scan of the patient’s anatomy with the actual patient. Dr. Stieber can point to a precise location on the CT scan and the robot will aim for that site. The robot is connected to a camera that reads landmarks on the patient and can process what the camera sees with the CT image in real-time. If the patient moves or breathes, the robot senses the change and adjusts accordingly.

Dr. Stieber is known throughout New York for his relentless commitment to precision, safety and enhanced patient outcomes when performing both minimally invasive spine surgery and robotic spinal surgery. The primary advantages of the ExcelsiusGPS system are reduced radiation exposure and faster surgical times. Dr. Stieber performs all surgeries with the utmost precision, ensuring a safe and effective experience for our New York patients regardless of the technique they choose.

Robotic Guidance

Instruments are positioned and screws are placed with a rigid robotic arm that is precisely aligned to Dr. Stieber’s surgical plan.


The technology provides real-time visualization of instrument positioning and screw placement.

Imaging Flexibility

The system offers the option of preoperative CT, intraoperative CT and/or fluoroscopic imaging systems, so the procedure can be tailored to the patient’s precise needs.


Many of our New York patients are candidates for robotic spine surgery. You may be eligible for this approach if you’ve been diagnosed with:

  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal instability
  • Spondylolysis
  • Fractured vertebra
  • Spinal tumors
  • Infection
  • Scoliosis

To determine if Dr. Stieber's NYC robotic spine surgery is an appropriate approach for your condition, we recommend scheduling an initial consultation at his New York office. A board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon, he will assess your condition and provide you with personalized guidance regarding your care.

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