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St. Mary’s Medical Center and Palm Beach Children’s Hospital are the First in South Florida to Bring New Innovation and Microscope System in Image Guided Neurosurgery

Jun 12, 2018

With the acquisition of Curve Image Guided Surgery and the Zeiss Kinevo Microscope System, the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital Neurosurgeons Now Possess Command and Control Center for Information-Guided Surgery

June 12th 2018 – West Palm Beach, FL - St. Mary’s Medical Center and Palm Beach Children’s Hospital are proud to launch a new pediatric neurosurgery program. With the recruitment of two fellowship-trained, pediatric neurosurgeons, and the new Curve Image Guided Surgery equipment, along with the Zeiss Kinevo Microscope by Brainlab, the program offers some of the most innovative neurosurgery procedures to help detect and remove tumors and other central nervous system disorders.

“We are honored to be the first hospital in all of South Florida to offer this advanced technology to the community,” says R. Dev Bhardwaj, MD, pediatric neurosurgeon at the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital, “moreover, I’m excited to bring my years of experience to help build this new program at the area’s only children’s hospital.”

Curve features the latest image guidance software, powering advanced 3D displays and hallmark Brainlab image enrichment. This innovative technology allows hyper-efficient image updating when tracking instruments, which promotes intra-operative confidence.

Additionally, the Brainlab software with augmented reality and heads up display paired with the Zeiss Kinevo Microscope System can accommodate neurosurgeons needs in both the traditional approach of looking through the ocular as well as the more recent utilization of exoscope video images displayed on the dedicated screen.

“Using this technology allows us the peace of mind that we have the precise calculations needed to isolate only the tumor or area that needs correction, while leaving healthy tissue unaffected. This also improves our ability to avoid permanent neurological damage or other negative effects during surgery,” said Lauren Schwartz, MD, pediatric and adult neurosurgeon.

Through a human-centered design, Brainlab Curve challenges conventional surgical utility by incorporating proper ergonomics, two game-changing, multidirectional touch terminals, digital HD, hi-fi and wi-fi.

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