Robotic Neurosurgery

A New Revolutionary Robotic Navigation Platform is at Lifespan

Surgeons at Lifespan’s Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute performed the first Globus ExcelsiusGPS-guided brain and spine surgeries at Rhode Island Hospital, making us the first site in New England to use the ExcelsiusGPS for both brain and spinal applications.

By expanding our computer-assisted navigation technology offerings with the addition of two new Globus ExcelsiusGPS robotic surgical systems, we can access exceptional technology for extraordinary care.


Meet Dr. Oyelese

Adetokunbo Oyelese, MD, PhD, FAANS is the director of the spinal surgery division and the director of the Norman Prince Spine Institute at Lifespan. 

What is Globus Excelsius?

This advanced robotic technology ensures high-quality, world-class care for all our patients. It combines real-time intraoperative neuroimaging with robotic guidance for improved accuracy, safety, and efficiency.

We’re a National Leader

The Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute is national leader in computer-assisted and image-guided brain and spine surgery. Our priority is to provide our patients with the safest and most precise neurosurgical care available, using the most trusted and precision technology available, within the experienced hands of our expert surgeons.

The team of surgeons, physicians, and nurses at the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute are proud to maintain a record of firsts that positions us at the forefront of new techniques and treatments:

  • The first to offer gamma knife radiosurgery in the Northeast
  • Among the first in the nation to use incisionless high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) technology in the treatment of movement disorders
  • The first fetal neurosurgery program in New England
  • The first site in the world to perform deep brain stimulation for the treatment of OCD and depression

Learn more about the services available at the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute