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What Do Investors Need to Look For In Surgical Robots?

Posted by Kathleen Kroll on Mar 16, 2018 11:17:58 AM

 At the Nicholson Center, we provide medical practitioners and device teams with a unique hands-on approach to robotic surgery training, cadaver labs and more. With medical technology companies continuing to place an emphasis on developing more advanced robots to assist in surgery, our chief technology officer, Dr. Roger Smith, is always keeping an eye on the latest trends in medtech community. After exploring more than 40 robotic surgical devices in his Robot-of-the-Day (ROTD) feature on LinkedIn, Dr. Smith recently identified six motivations explaining why companies and investors are committed to a future of robotic surgery.

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Topics: Medical News, Medical Technology, Medical Innovation, Surgical Innovation

2017: A Year of Innovation AND Education at the Nicholson Center

Posted by Kathleen Kroll on Dec 28, 2017 9:30:00 AM

As 2017 comes to an end, we put together a brief roundup of everything we accomplished at the Florida Hospital Nicholson Center. From hosting surgical device debuts, to adding to the hands-on approach we take for our educational courses, we worked hard to establish ourselves as a one-stop medical training facility.

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Topics: Medical Innovation, Education

NASS: What you Need to Know

Posted by Kathleen Kroll on Oct 26, 2017 1:07:11 PM

With thousands of the world’s top surgeons, physiatrists, neurologists and other spine care specialists gathering in Orlando this week, for the 2017 North American Spine Society’s (NASS) largest event of the year we are anticipating countless breakthroughs in this rapidly evolving specialty. This meeting marks the 32nd year of NASS’ annual meeting and is expected to be the largest of its kind.

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Topics: Medical Conference, Healthcare technology, Medical Innovation, Medical News

Vlog: What does the flexdex bring to laparoscopy?

Posted by Roger Smith, PhD on Aug 1, 2017 11:24:34 AM

With the increasing innovation within the Robotic Surgery space, we took a look at how these changes are influencing the laparoscopic, or minimally invasive surgery instrumentation industry.


Our Chief Technology Officer, Roger Smith, PhD, had the chance to test out the FlexDex surgical instrument, which combines the dexterity of robotic surgery with a laparoscopic surgical device. Dr. Smith’s extensive research in robotic surgery has provided him insights on many potential implications for the FlexDex instrument, and how it may play a valuable role in the future of minimally invasive surgery technologies.

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Topics: Healthcare technology, Medical Innovation, Medical Training, Robotic Surgery, laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

How Technology is Changing Patient Engagement

Posted by Kendall Beaumont on Jun 27, 2017 4:14:30 PM

Patient engagement technology has given healthcare providers the ability to bridge the gap between them and their patients. From wearables to mobile health apps, communication has never been more accessible within the healthcare industry.

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Topics: Medical Technology, Medical Innovation

Robots, Surgical Platforms, and Security: The Latest Medical News

Posted by Kendall Beaumont on Jun 1, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Surgical innovation hit a milestone in the month of May, with surgeons using a robot to operate inside the human eye and a colorectal surgical platform getting the FDA go-ahead to be introduced to the market. In addition, we also explored the security implications of these innovations through a recently released survey of device manufacturers.

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Topics: Medical Technology, Medical News, Medical Innovation

Skull-Drilling Robots and Patient Influencers: March 2017 Medical News

Posted by Kathleen Kroll on Mar 31, 2017 3:37:01 PM

So far, 2017 has been no stranger to medical innovation. Apart from engineering and physical technology developments, healthcare professionals are also exploring new ways to harness modern communication trends. To keep you in the loop, we’ve tracked some of the most exciting advancements in medical technology and health relations over the past month, including our thoughts about each below.

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Topics: Medical Innovation, Medical Technology, Robotic Surgery, Social Media

PACES 2017 Advancing the Field

Posted by Carl Pfeiffer on Feb 15, 2017 3:06:57 PM

From February 20th-21st in Celebration, Florida, we are hosting a forum that focuses on Pediatric and Adult Congenital Electrophysiology. This course will be featuring Florida Hospital’s own Bhavya Trivedi, MD who is accompanied by his esteemed co-course directors, Anthony McCanta, MD, and Vincent Thomas, MD. This event is intended for an audience of Physicians, Residents, Fellows, and Nurses who specialize in congenital electrophysiology or heart disease. This course will be featuring some exciting state-of-the-art topics that deal with, innovations in arrhythmia surgery, new methods in cardiac rhythm management, and a showcase of presentations of new procedures, research, and much more. Learning objectives include the following:

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Topics: cardiac, cme, training, Medical Innovation, Medical Conference

Introducing this Year's Greatest Medical Innovations

Posted by Joseph Fanfan on Dec 12, 2016 5:21:00 PM

It’s been a productive year in robotics, and medical innovation is leading the charge. As we move into 2017, we took a look back at some of the greatest advancements in robotic surgery this year. Whether it’s a step for surgeon education or a leap for patient safety, this progress is monumental for the growing surgical market. Check out our noted innovations and 2017 predictions below:

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Topics: Soft Robots, Flexible Robot, Robotic Surgery, Medical Innovation, Surgical Innovation, Healthcare technology

SAW: A New Invention in Medical Technology

Posted by Joseph Fanfan on Nov 15, 2016 3:00:00 PM

 

Science and technology often take a page out of Mother Nature's book, using environmental adaptations to navigate the complex world of robotics. This month, we caught news of an original robot wiggling its way into future robotic surgeries: the SAW, or Single Actuator Wave-like Robot.

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Topics: Surgical Innovation, Medical Innovation, Healthcare technology, Robotic Surgery

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