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"Mount Sinai Uses Emerging Robotic Tech For Neurosurgery" - Greg Slabodkin

  • Health Data Management
  • New York, NY
  • (May 24, 2018)

Mount Sinai Health System is one of the first U.S. hospitals to use a hands-free, robotic digital microscope that provides advanced visualization to surgeons in the operating room during neurosurgery. The fully automated, robotically controlled digital microscope provides a clear view of critical anatomical structures using a high-definition camera during brain surgery that provides an enlarged view of neuroanatomy on large monitors to help surgeons see magnified images of the brain. “We used an optical microscope previously,” said Constantinos Hadjipanayis, MD, PhD, site chair of neurosurgery at Mount Sinai Union Square and director of neurosurgical oncology for the Mount Sinai Health System. “But this provides tremendous magnification. The illumination is amazing.” Joshua Bederson, MD, professor and system chair for the department of neurosurgery at the Mount Sinai Health System and clinical director of the neurosurgery simulation core said, “As critical information streams into multiple viewpoints in the operating room, much like in the cockpit of an aircraft, the surgeon’s goal is to utilize that information and move beyond critical structures, preserve neurologic function, and safely perform the procedure.”

- Constantinos Hadjipanayis, MD, PhD, Site Chair, Neurosurgery, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Professor, Neurosurgery, Oncological Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

- Joshua Bederson, MD, Professor, System Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, Mount Sinai Health System, Clinical Director, Neurosurgery Simulation Core

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