PathKeeper Surgical, a privately-held, Israel-based, medical expertise firm, devoted to enhancing the well being of people world wide affected by all spinal points requiring surgical procedure. Whereas celebrating the primary use of the PathKeeper 3D optical navigation system throughout a spinal fusion surgical procedure at Southcoast Well being’s St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford, Massachusetts, PathKeeper Surgical strives to make navigation-guided surgical procedure obtainable to any affected person in all working rooms.
The PathKeeper system was utilized to create a complete surgical plan and precisely navigate the single-level, lumbar degenerative spinal fusion surgical procedure at Southcoast Well being’s St. Luke’s Hospital.
“The PathKeeper system addresses most of the intricacies of backbone surgical procedure and adjusts to particular person affected person wants with a excessive degree of accuracy and no radiation throughout a vital a part of the surgical process,” mentioned Matthew Philips, MD, Chief of Mind & Backbone Companies, Southcoast Well being Neurosurgery, Dartmouth, MA. “We’ve already skilled the scientific advantages of incorporating the PathKeeper system into our spinal fusion surgical procedures at St. Luke’s Hospital.”
The PathKeeper system was designed to interchange conventional navigation expertise with a 3D optical navigation system that gives complete surgical planning; energetic, impartial, submillimeter registration and monitoring of the affected person anatomy and surgical devices; pinpoint accuracy of system implantation; extra environment friendly surgical workflow; elimination of radiation publicity in the course of the surgical process; and a extra economical value so each the hospital and ambulatory-surgical heart working rooms can incorporate this new expertise.
“We’re thrilled on the adoption of the PathKeeper system at Southcoast Well being, which continues our enlargement of the PathKeeper system to hospitals and surgical procedure facilities throughout the USA,” mentioned Ryan LeBlanc, Chief Industrial Officer, PathKeeper Surgical. “The PathKeeper system is a sport changer in driving improved scientific outcomes and financial worth to sufferers and healthcare suppliers.”
PathKeeper Surgical obtained its FDA 510k clearance earlier this yr for the PathKeeper system. The identify PathKeeper successfully describes the essence of the system – a 3D optical navigation system that ‘retains’ the surgical ‘path’ on target all through the surgical procedure.