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What you need to know about PACES Advancing the Field 2018

Posted by Kate Kroll on Sep 11, 2018 5:45:00 AM

The Pediatric & Adult Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES) course, known as Advancing the Field, is one of the Nicholson Center’s biggest events to date. Year after year, this course brings together some of the world’s most high-achieving names in the field of electrophysiology, to encourage discussion and networking to advance the state of the field as a whole.

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Topics: PACES, medical education, Robotic Surgery

The Future Of Surgical Robots

Posted by Roger Smith, PhD on Aug 27, 2018 1:18:36 PM

Our Chief Technology Officer, Roger Smith, recently presented at the Florida Health IT Summit in St. Petersburg, on the topic of the future of robotic surgery.

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Topics: surgical robots, verb surgical, Robotic Surgery, guidance system

Benefits of The Abdominal Wall course

Posted by Ethan Marciano on Jul 17, 2018 3:51:35 PM

 The Clinically Focused Robotic Series: Abdominal Wall Course, or RAWS for short, is a course taught at the Nicholson Center which exhibits the most cutting-edge method by which to treat one of the most common cases in the United States each year, abdominal hernia repairs.

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Topics: abdominal hernia, Hernia, abdominal wall, Robotic Surgery

ROBOTIC ABDOMINAL WALL SURGERY COURSE

Posted by Kathleen Kroll on Nov 7, 2017 12:34:05 PM

From November 30th-December 1st in Celebration, Florida, we are hosting our Robotic Abdominal Wall Surgery Course. With a strong practical focus, our course will include anatomical, clinical and surgical oriented lectures which will be practiced in the lab with hands-on anatomical dissections. The face-to-face relationships built during this course between the faculty and participants allows for physicians to continue to improve their abilities to treat abdominal wall hernias and better address diagnosis for patients once they have left our bioskills training lab.

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Topics: Medical Conference, Robotic Surgery, Abdominal Wall Surgery, Symposia

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

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

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

Octobot: The Creation That Will Change the Way We View Robotics

Posted by Kathleen Kroll on Oct 10, 2016 1:18:04 PM

The new Octobot is quite the opposite of your typical hard, metal robot. Researchers at Harvard University have created a 3-D printed soft robot resembling an octopus, and it may be the first major step towards creating soft robots.

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Topics: Robotic Surgery, Soft Robots, Octobot

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