3D Stereoscopic Endoscopy for Heart Surgery
3D Surgical Solutions (Atlanta, GA, USA)and The Wisconsin Heart Hospital announced that the first case ever using the Leonardo 3D Vision System was successfully conducted in a surgical robotic procedure. This revolutionary system provides stereoscopic 3D visualization to personnel at the bedside -- as well as the entire surgical robotic team -- during the surgery.
Dr. Balkhy and his medical team utilized the Leonardo 3D Vision System while performing a beating heart Totally Endoscopic Coronary Artery Bypass (TECAB). This event marks a major milestone in the expansion of stereoscopic 3D visualization within the robotic and video-assisted surgical fields and is a breakthrough in the availability of high-quality surgical imaging. This technology can be used with other cases using the daVinci Surgical System, including urology and gynecology procedures.