Georgetown Community Hospital becomes the first community hospital in the country to offer TELIGEN™ system, a first-of-its-kind technology for spine surgeons
May 31, 2023
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (May 31, 2023) – Georgetown Community Hospital (GCH) has acquired the TELIGEN™ system, a first-of-its-kind technology that helps orthopedic surgeons better visualize during minimally invasive spinal surgeries. Georgetown Community Hospital is the first community hospital in the country, and the 5th hospital of any kind in the US, to acquire the technology.
The TELIGEN™ System was developed by DePuy Synthes, The Orthopaedics Company of Johnson & Johnson. The TELIGEN™ System was designed for use in the operating room during minimally invasive spinal procedures (MIS).
“There are a lot of people who suffer from degenerative disease, persistent pain and spinal instability who don’t respond well to non-surgical pain management,” said Dr. Travis Hunt of Bluegrass Orthopaedics, one of the surgeons utilizing TELIGEN™ at GCH. “There are surgical approaches that can improve the quality of life for many of these patients, and you want those surgeries to be minimally invasive so they can heal more quickly and get back to their lives. This new technology improves my visualization of the spine during those minimally invasive procedures so that I can do my best work and the patient can have the best outcome.”
“Getting this technology really puts us ahead of the curve for spinal surgeries, not only in Kentucky, but also nationally,” said Cliff Wilson, CEO of GCH and Market President for Lifepoint Health in Central Kentucky. “We strive to bring the most advanced technology to this growing community to ensure access to high-quality care right here, close to home.”
TELIGEN™ is not the first advanced technology to come to GCH. Previously, the hospital became one of the first Lifepoint hospitals in the nation to have two Da Vinci robotic systems, which offers benefits for gastrointestinal and bariatric patients including reduced infection rates and faster recovery time.
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About Georgetown Community Hospital
Georgetown Community Hospital is 75-bed acute care facility located in Georgetown, Kentucky. Fully accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC), the hospital has been recognized for quality and safety on a national level. The hospital is part of a four-hospital network, which includes Clark Regional Medical Center, Bourbon Community Hospital, Georgetown Community Hospital and Bluegrass Community Hospital. For more information about Georgetown Community Hospital, please call 502-868-1100 or visit GeorgetownCommunityHospital.com.