Western University, Canada - London Ontario

| Thursday October 23, 2014
9:20 AM
Clinical Neurological 
Sciences - Operating Room

Nine new, state-of-the-art operating rooms are located at London Health Sciences Centre's University Hospital, including one dedicated to research utilizing robotic technology with fully operative radiology support.

Features

  • One minimally invasive surgery suite equipped with the Zeus™, DaVinci™, Socrates™ and Aesop™ surgical robotic platforms to be used for patient care and research.
  • One new transplant room with flat-screen video technology that will enable minimally invasive surgery.
  • Two new orthopaedic rooms featuring laminar flow technology, which reduces the risk of infection.
  • One new orthopaedic room dedicated to sports medicine, featuring state-of-the-art video technology.
  • Three new neurosurgery rooms, including one for use with angiography and radiology; one that is copper-shielded from radio frequency interference to permit deep-brain stimulation surgery for patients with epilepsy and other neurological disorders; and one for general use, including urology.

Specialized Procecedures

  • Stereotactic neurosurgery: Computer-assisted guidance in brain surgery that allows the placement of biopsy tools or electrodes deep in the brain.
  • Surgical Navigation: The use of computers to plan precise approaches to areas of the brain during surgery.
  • Cavitron: Surgical device that disintegrates and aspirates brain tumors.
  • Intraoperative Angiography: The use of blood vessel x-rays during surgery to enhance outcomes for aneurysms or arteriovenous malformation surgery.
  • Cortical mapping EE: Provides the surgeon with information on where essential functions are located in the brain, so the surgeon will avoid cutting through these areas; identifies the area of the brain causing seizures.
  • Artificial disc replacement spinal surgery: Unlike traditional spinal fusion surgery, where the movement of a degenerated disc is stopped by fusing the surrounding vertebrae together, this new procedure replaces the bad disc with an artificial one. The discs come in different sizes to fit a patient's anatomy, and are designed to allow patients to replicate natural movement.
  • Cerebrovascular Surgery
  • Carotid Atherosclerosis Surgery
  • Intracranial Skull Base Tumors
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Intracranial Tumors- Adult and Paediatric
  • CNS Trauma: Brain, Head, Spine
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Tumors, Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Stereotactic Surgery: Tumors, Movement, Pain
  • Paediatric Neurosurgery
  • Functional Neurosurgery
Marcelo Kremenchutzky
Matthew Hebb