MMC Enhances Spine Surgery Procedures with New Surgical Navigation Technology
Meadville Medical Center
Meadville, PA - Meadville Medical Center (MMC) is the first in this region
to perform their spine surgery procedures using the StealthStation™
S8. The StealthStation™ S8 is a surgical navigation system designed
to help surgeons perform accurate procedures in the operating room. The
system offers the most advanced version of Stealth™ technology -
a combination of medical-grade hardware, software, and specialized instruments
- for neurosurgery and spine procedures.
Computer-based surgical navigation solutions have been used as a tool
by doctors in operating rooms for many years. Surgical navigation is key
to offering enriched visual and quantified information to a surgeon during
spine surgery for accurate tool localization and possible avoidance of
key anatomical areas of the brain.
" We will be using Stealth™ Navigation at Meadville Medical
Center to enhance our surgical patient care, said Michael Ghassibi, DO,
Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, "It provides us with added confidence during
surgery. Patients benefit because the surgeon has real-time data during
the surgery to allow for accuracy in treatment."
Stealth™ technology has been used in surgical suites for more than
25 years and has assisted in more than 3.5 million procedures. The StealthStation™
S8 enhances previous generations with an intuitive new software interface,
high-definition touchscreen monitors and advanced imaging capabilities
that allow the surgeon to use pre-operative data during the surgery. Patient
registration improvements allow the surgeon more flexibility in registration,
while providing quantitative feedback. It also offers planning components,
so the surgeon can load and review pre-operative data assess the procedure
and anatomical steps before the patient enters the surgical suite.
The StealthStation S8™ will be ready for use at MMC the week of
September 14, 2020.
About the StealthStation S8™
The StealthStation™ System is intended as an aid for accurately
locating anatomical structures in either open or percutaneous procedures.
The StealthStation™ System is indicated for any medical condition
in which the use of stereotactic surgery may be appropriate, and where
reference to a rigid anatomical structure, such as the skull, a long bone,
or vertebra, can be identified relative to a CT - MR - based model, fluoroscopy
images, or digitized landmarks of the anatomy. www.medtronic.com/stealthstation