Tour and demonstration of state-of-the-art "augmented reality" 3-D robotic operating and teaching suite at Pennsylvania Hospital One of the first on the east coast, this new system interfaces with surgical robots, enabling the entire OR team to view and operate in 3-D along with the robotic console surgeon
The SutureCut needle driver is similar to the Mega needle driver, but it also has a cutting mechanism that provides enhanced autonomy to the console surgeon
and makes suturing more efficient overall.
Patroklos Pappas, the console surgeon
who manipulates the instruments; Antone Tatooles, the patient-side surgeon; and Mark Slaughter, who has served as the primary investigator for the robotic study.