Today robotics can be seen contributing significantly and successfully in almost every field and why should the field of medical science be an exception. Use of the robotics in the field of medical science has been done since early eighties, initially they were used in the field of urology and later in medical robotics in the form of Robotic arms. It aimed at reducing the burden from human individuals by carrying out routine tasks and making medical procedures cost efficient and safe.
As per latest advancements in the field of Robotics, the surgeons at Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University have commenced use of robotics in neuroendovascular treatments that are performed through blood vessels of the neck and brain. A study by Pascal Jabbour, MD, Chief of the division of Neurovascular surgery and endovascular neurosurgery carried out the use of these robots in order to help surgeons during cerebral angiograms and transradial carotid artery was safe as well as effective. He stated that this technology is path breaking in terms of being precursor for remote stroke interventions.
Blocked vessel causes the stroke and can result into permanent damage, when a patient suffers a stroke first priority should be to unblock the blood vessel. This can be boon for people living in remote geographical areas as sometimes they succumb to it before reaching to the hospital.
Thomas Jefferson University has the first center in the United States, which does robotic transradial carotid stenting. In fact the use of robotics in neuroendovascular procedures and treatments would give surgeons extra control over the microcatheter and the microwire, two tools that are threaded through a patient’s blood vessels during these procedures.