Cleveland Clinic spinoff is at the center of efforts to remake the operating room

Story excerpt provided by Crain’s Cleveland Business.Written by Scott Suttell.

Centerline Biomedical, a Cleveland Clinic spinoff, is part of this Wall Street Journal story about tech advances that are making the operating room “smarter, more effective — and a lot less risky for patients.”

From the story:
Hospitals are investing in new devices, designs and digital technologies that promise a new era of innovation for surgery. The moves are part of a growing shift away from traditional open procedures that involve big incisions, lots of blood loss and long hospitalizations. They point toward a future where more patients can choose minimally invasive outpatient surgeries, with faster recoveries, fewer complications, and less pain and scarring.

These new technologies cover a range of advances. With some, surgeons can control robot cameras with eye movements as they move into patients’ bodies through tiny incisions. With others, doctors can create a GPS-like map projected onto a patient’s body to virtually see inside the anatomy before an operation, track their surgical tools and help them operate more precisely.

Centerline is working to improve what surgeons can see. The idea “is an alternative to fluoroscopy guided procedures, the X-ray technology that doctors now use to place a stent graft within an artery,” according to the story.

Click here to read the complete article. Originally published May 29, 2018.

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