New Technology Reduces Radiation and Enhances Patient Safety
As hospitals around the world look for new and innovative ways to improve surgical outcomes and patient safety, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center (LWRMC) has taken a leap into the future with the installation of the 7D Surgical System for spinal and cranial procedures. This system virtually replaces standard fluoroscopy, providing the surgical team with a fast, accurate and radiation-free tool for the placement of spinal implants.
“Lakewood Ranch Medical Center has always been proactive in ensuring we have the right tools to protect our patients and enhance patient care, which is why we supported the purchase of the 7D Surgical System,” said Andy Guz, Chief Executive Officer of Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. “This investment is important and underscores our commitment to patient care and the communities we serve, for both advanced spinal and cranial procedures.”
The 7D Surgical System is the first and only Machine-Vision Image Guided Surgery (MvIGS) platform. For the first time spine surgeons can guide their tools to the critical anatomy using sophisticated camera technology linked to a computer in the operating theater. The underlying technology is similar to what is used in the latest self-driving automobiles. Unlike time-consuming conventional image guided surgery (IGS) systems that depend on intraoperative radiation, this new MvIGS platform can achieve an incredibly fast surgical workflow for spine procedures, reducing operative time for patients.
“As a Neurosurgeon, the 7D technology provides me with more information when placing hardware in the spine, because I can see the anatomy in 3D,” said Huan John Wang, MD, neurosurgeon at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. “I am proud to be able to offer my patients the very latest technology in spine surgery while eliminating unnecessary radiation use.”