The system will transform the way surgeons operate on delicate areas of the brain and radically alter treatment options for patients.April 11, 2016
The Aga Khan University Hospital has become the first to introduce new extraordinarily advanced brain surgery technology to Pakistan – and the only hospital outside North America with this equipment.
The revolutionary technology – with its highly detailed 3D imaging and robotic positioning system – will transform the way surgeons operate on delicate areas of the brain and radically alter treatment options for patients.
The system will enable neurosurgeons at the University Hospital to access the deepest parts of the human brain
Addressing the inaugural, Dr Amin Kassam, Vice President, Neurosciences System Clinical Programme, Aurora Neurosciences Innovation Institute, and Chair, Neurosurgery, Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, USA shared his experience of performing the world’s first neurosurgery using this system’s planning, visualization and automated technology in April last year.
“I have performed perhaps 10,000 brain surgeries in my career and this felt like the first time I had the tools I have always needed. From the first planning stages right up through the surgery itself, we finally had the kind of look inside the patient’s brain that previously we could have only dreamed of,” he said.
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