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Latest Technology Assists Neurosurgeons at St. Catherine

September 26th, 2016


New computer-assisted technology at St. Catherine is providing neurosurgeons with enhanced capabilities in the operating room. Neuronavigation puts digital patient data at the surgeons’ fingertips, allowing them to identify their approach before making an incision. Also, the system tracks the surgical tools in real time, showing their position relative to the patient data.

“Neuronavigation offers improved visualization, enabling the procedure to be as precise as possible,” explained St. Catherine’s Chief of Neurosurgery Magdy Shady, MD. “Surgeons can take biopsies, place shunts or guide an endoscope with even more confidence.”

Additional benefits of neuronavigation include greater efficiency and reduced times for procedures, as well as increased patient safety and optimal outcomes. As part of the hospital’s “brain lab”, this advanced equipment can be used for cranial, spinal and other neurosurgical procedures.

To connect with a neurosurgeon at St. Catherine of Siena, please call (631) 870-3444.