Remote, robotic surgery for aneurysm, stroke

Vitor Mendes Pereira at Toronto Western Hospital and Krembil Brain Institute .used a Siemens Healthineers-developed robot arm to help remove an aneurysm.  A catheter was guided to the patient’s brain from an incision made near the groin in the interventional procedure.

The CorPath GRX robotics platform is controlled by joysticks and a touchscreen. A bedside  technician interacts with the robot to exchange devices including guidewires, microcatheters, and coils.

The goal is the use of robots for remote stroke patient treatment.


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