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Surgical Theater

September 28, 2015 09:26 ET

American Congress of Neurological Surgeons Technology Innovation Panel Recognizes Surgical Theater LLC as a Developer of Disruptive Technologies

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwired - Sep 28, 2015) - The American Congress of Neurological Surgeons Technology Innovation panel recognized Surgical Theater LLC as a developer of disruptive technologies who is innovating in the field of neurosurgery. The Surgical Navigation Advanced Platform (SNAP) is a 3D Virtual Reality surgical guidance platform for Advanced Imaging in Neurosurgery.

"Surgical Theater creates an ideal synergy to traditional surgical navigation platforms by offering the benefits of the Surgical Theater's advanced 3D Virtual Reality surgical guidance, combined with standard-of-care surgical navigation platforms," stated Moty Avisar, Surgical Theater CEO and Co-Founder. "The SNAP allows for broader usage of medical imaging for patient consultation, pre-surgery panning, surgery navigation and medical education," said Avisar.

Surgical Theater will exhibit at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) at booth number 423 in New Orleans from September 28th thru the 30th. Surgical Theater will also participate in the CNS pre-meeting course Simulation Based Training, as well as being included in the CNS's Innovations Showcase.

"We are seeing our 3D Virtual Reality Surgical Guidance and the SNAP supporting surgeons in clinical decision-making with the aim of improved efficiency and increased safety margins in surgery. Our platforms are being utilized before and during surgery, and are also bringing another dimension for patient education and post procedural review. The addition of Virtual Reality enables the surgeon to gain a significantly higher level of situational awareness and insight regarding their surgical strategy by enabling them to be virtually inside the surgical pathway and behind the pathology. This is a transformative advancement in the way medical imaging is being used during surgery," said Avisar.

"We are very proud to receive recognition for our innovation from the prestigious Congress of Neurological Surgeons, alongside large and established medical device companies," stated Avisar.

About Surgical Theater, LLC

Surgical Theater is a leader in the agile development of Medical Applications for Virtual Reality and Imaging Guidance. The company's 3D Virtual Reality, Surgical Guidance and Navigation Platform is transforming the way Surgeons consult with patients, plan complex surgical procedures, use medical imaging during surgery and conduct post operative reviews.

The Surgical Navigation Advanced Platform (SNAP) uses flight simulation technology that enables dynamic fly-though and creation of the surgical eye view, resulting in enhanced situational awareness in minimally invasive/keyhole surgeries and complex neurosurgical procedures. Coupled with standard intra-operative navigation platforms, Surgeons can dynamically interact with the navigation image to explore behind pathological and vital structures, clarifying anatomical relationships and "See What You Can't See."

With the introduction of Virtual Reality, Surgical Theater is creating a new frontier for a truly immersive experience, allowing the Surgeon to virtually walk inside the brain. Surgeons have used Surgical Theater technology in over 900 cranial cases nationwide to help patients with tumors and cerebrovascular disorders. To date, 3D Virtual Reality, Surgical Guidance and Navigation has been installed in leading research and teaching hospitals across the United States including: University Hospitals Case Medical Center, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mayo Clinic, NYU Langone Medical Center, and others.

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