Dr. Donato Pacione, NYU
“This actually determined my surgical plan because it confirmed for me that I could do this endoscopically. Additionally from a patient standpoint I told them that I was going to use the simulator prior to making my final decision and explained what that meant. I think it added a lot of comfort for them to hear that and know that we were utilizing this additional technology which was not offered to them at another institution. They were just told that it couldn’t be done endoscopically”.

Dr. John G. Golfinos

“The Surgical Theater system was crucial in determining whether an endoscopic approach to this pineal tumor would be possible. With this technology, we were able to adjust the translucency of the large, massa intermedia which allowed us to distinguish it from the surrounding ventricles. Using the Surgical Theater system, we planned our surgical corridor and endoscopic approach which enabled a much safer and effective resection of the entire tumor”.

Dr. Michael Lawton, UCSF
“I’ve navigated with the SNAP in multiple cases. In my opinion, it is the best 3D fusion platform I’ve ever seen. The SNAP provided me with a superior 3D awareness during navigation and helped to identify fine details in pathology which I couldn’t see with the regular imaging or navigation platform; the SNAP supported easy identification and localization of a small secondary aneurysm, and the AVM’s feeding and draining vessels. Also, the fused 3D DTI helps to gauge the level of caution and aggressiveness in tumor or AVM resection throughout the surgery as one approaches eloquent structures”.

For Surgeons

“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. Joshua B. Bederson, Professor and Chair, Department of Neurosurgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital.

For Residents and Fellows

“As a result of the development of endovascular techniques, open aneurysm surgery has become much less common. Using technology such as the SRP will result in an improved training experience for young surgeons, provide meaningful rehearsal for experienced surgeons, enhance patient safety, and improve clinical outcomes.”

~ Neurosurgery, The Register of the Neurosurgical MEME

For Patients

“Neurosurgery is one the most complex surgeries a patient can undergo…”

“The public trust is that I am competent to do this surgery,” said Dr. Warren Selman, Neurosurgeon-in-Chief of University Hospitals. “Well yes, I’m competent, but you want somebody more than competent. You want someone who is the best they can be. This allows an experienced surgeon to achieve those improved outcomes. It just makes sense.”

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“See What You Can’t See”

The SNAP connects to the standard OR intra-operative navigation system and enhances the 3D navigation and situational awareness.

The SNAP uses the imported 3D plan from the SRP (craniotomy, head position, approach). You can then establish multiple views, rotate and interact with the navigation image to see behind pathology and vital structures. Make tumors, vessels and tissue transparent to improve visualization.

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Surgical Theater introduces the next breakthrough in operating room technology – the Surgical Navigation Advanced Platform (SNAP) – providing advanced 3D capabilities and augmented reality in the operating room.

  • Connects to standard operating room navigation systems
  • Utilizes dynamic segmentation to see behind arteries and other critical structure
  • To learn more view the SNAP Video

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“Pre-Living the Future”

3D planning of craniotomy, head position. Optimize approaches to the pathology for Keyhole and other minimally invasive techniques. Planning and seeing, in advance, the expected “surgeon’s view”.

Over 600 cranial cases nationwide, consisting of both tumor and cerebrovascular cases, have been planned on the SRP to date.

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The 3D SuRgical Planner™ reconstructs CT and MRI images/scans (DICOM) into dynamic, interactive 3D models with life-like tissue reaction and accurate modeling of surgery tools. The SRP allows surgeons to plan and rehearse a specific patient’s case.

  • Virtual Realistic & Interactive Surgery Scene
  • Plan, Rehearse & Tele-Mentor toward special missions
  • Provided with pre-loaded cases & allows for development of additional cases

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