from the May 2017 issue

Revolutionizing The World Of Surgery

Mazor Robotics' guidance systems enable surgeons to conduct spine and brain procedures in a precise manner. Founded in 2001, the company's intuitive interface helps surgeons plan operations in a virtual 3D environment, creating a surgical blueprint for better accuracy.

Transforming spine surgery into a highly accurate procedure
According to Mazor Robotics, the Renaissance Guidance System "transforms spine surgery from freehand procedures to highly accurate, state-of-the-art procedures that may reduce fluoroscopy – even for minimally-invasive surgery, scoliosis, and other complex spinal deformity cases."

The Siemens Artis Zeego robotic technology "enables smoother, swifter and trouble-free patient positioning and execution procedures," according to Hadassah.

Amal Khouri, director of Hadassah's Orthopedic Hospitalization Center, provided real-time, 3D imaging during the surgical procedure, which eliminated the need for pre-surgery CT scans and post-surgery X-rays.

During the minimally invasive surgery, Mazor's Renaissance robot communicated with Artis Zeego, while senior orthopedic surgeon Dr. Josh Schroeder led the Hadassah orthopedic team in the insertion of 11 pedicle screws into the patient's spine "with clinical exactitude," Hadassah says.

According to Liebergall, the patient is expected to completely recover from the surgery and will be walking again shortly.

Innovative platform for surgery born at the Technion
The story of Mazor Robotics began at the Technion – Israel's Institute of Technology. The company was officially founded by Prof. Moshe Shoham and Eli Zehavi, but the work had begun years earlier with Shoham, the head of the Robotics Laboratory at the Technion, conducting research to develop an innovative platform for surgery.

Reprinted from the Israel High-Tech & Investment Report May 2017

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