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October 1, 2013

New York hospital to use Surgical Theater technology for brain surgery cases

The Mount Sinai Hospital located in New York, US, has purchased Surgical Theater’s Surgical Rehearsal Platform (SRP), which enables surgeons to rehearse operations in advance.

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The Mount Sinai Hospital located in New York, US, has purchased Surgical Theater’s Surgical Rehearsal Platform (SRP), which enables surgeons to rehearse operations in advance.

The hospital has selected SRP for use in complicated brain surgery cases.

The Mount Sinai is reportedly the first hospital in New York to utilise the SRP for brain tumour and cerebral-vascular cases.

The Mount Sinai Hospital department of neurosurgery professor and chair Dr Joshua B Bederson said the hospital is committed to using the most advanced technology, science and engineering for the benefit of its patients.

"We anticipate using this technology will support our mission to provide outstanding quality of care to our patients and will provide long-term risk reduction and efficiency improvement, both key in helping hospitals provide high-quality and cost-effective care," Dr Bederson added.

Surgical Theater developed the software by combining the science of aviation with advanced CT/MRI imaging technology.

The 3D imaging software incorporates flight simulator technology, which allows remote connection of multiple SRPs.

By using this advanced surgical platform, participants anywhere in the world can simultaneously work together and practice the same case with real-time feedback and collaborate on the planning of a specific surgery case.

"Using the SRP supports every neurosurgeon’s goal of providing their patients with the best possible outcome from what can often be delicate and complicated brain surgery."

The SRP reconstructs CT and MRI images/scans into dynamic, interactive 3D models with life-like tissue reaction and accurate modelling of surgery tools.

The tissue reacts realistically to actions taken by the surgeon, allowing accurate pre-surgery rehearsal. The technology helps surgeons gain critical clinical insight prior to the actual operation.

The company obtained US Food and Drug Administration clearance in February 2013.

Surgical Theater president and CEO Moty Avisar said that the company aims to give every neurosurgeon the ability to ‘Pre-Live the Future’ with an SRP.

"Using the SRP supports every neurosurgeon’s goal of providing their patients with the best possible outcome from what can often be delicate and complicated brain surgery," Avisar added.

"Having a medical institution like The Mount Sinai Hospital that is ranked among the best in the US for neurology and neurosurgery see the value of our product is thrilling for our team."

The Mount Sinai Hospital is a 1,171-bed tertiary and quaternary-care teaching facility and one of the oldest and largest voluntary hospitals in the US.


Image: Surgical Rehearsal Platform. Photo courtesy of Surgical Theater, LLC.

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