In the ever-evolving world of healthcare and medical technology, staying up-to-date with the latest innovations is crucial. The North American Spine Society (NASS) 2023 conference, held in Los Angeles, California, brought together medical professionals, device manufacturers, and innovators to discuss the most pressing issues in spine surgery. One of the standout interviews at the event was conducted by Doctech.live, a renowned Med-Tech Innovation Report and journalism company sponsored by Ghost Productions Inc. They had the privilege of interviewing Daniel James, a Clinical Application Specialist at eCential Robotics, a company that aims to revolutionize the field of bone surgery with their groundbreaking robotic surgical assistant.
The Rise of eCential Robotics
eCential Robotics is on a mission to design, industrialize, and market an open, unified, and scalable robotic surgery solution. Their goal is ambitious: to become the standard for operating rooms in the field of bone surgery. Their innovative platform combines 2D/3D imaging, real-time navigation, and robotics, making it compatible with all implant manufacturers. This means that surgeons have the freedom to choose the best procedures and implants for each patient, without being tied to a specific system or manufacturer. eCential Robotics has already made impressive strides, with 130 employees, 2000 surgeries performed, and 100 patents registered.
The Interview Highlights
During the interview conducted by Doctech.live, Daniel James, a Clinical Application Specialist at eCential Robotics, provided valuable insights into their revolutionary surgical assistant robot. Here are some key takeaways from the interview:
Collaboration with Spine Implant Companies
eCential Robotics has collaborated with spine implant companies like Spine Wave, Spine Art, and Choice Spine.
This collaboration enables surgeons to use different spine implants, and these implant manufacturers are making their instruments compatible with the eCential Robotics platform.
The eCential Robotics platform offers a truly open system that streamlines the surgical workflow.
The registration process is straightforward, and after a 2D/3D scan, the system is ready for use.
The system compensates for patient breathing or any instrumentation pushing on the anatomy, ensuring precision and accuracy throughout the procedure.
This motion compensation technology eliminates the need to halt patient respirations during a scan.
Training and Customization
Surgeons interested in adopting the eCential Robotics system undergo training, including hands-on cadaver labs.
The platform is open to customization, allowing surgeons to create their own applications or apps tailored to their specific surgical needs.
eCential Robotics aims to expand its partnerships with implant companies in the coming years, making its open platform accessible to a wider range of surgeons and specialties.
The Future of Spine Surgery
As Daniel James noted, eCential Robotics is a pioneer in the field of surgical robotics, particularly for spine surgery. Their open platform approach and dedication to collaboration with implant manufacturers promise to bring greater flexibility and efficiency to the operating room. Surgeons can expect quicker procedures, improved accuracy, and a smoother surgical workflow. Patients stand to benefit from reduced surgical times and enhanced precision.
In conclusion, eCential Robotics is at the forefront of innovation in the field of spine surgery, and their interview with Doctech.live at NASS 2023 provided a glimpse into the future of bone surgery. With their open and adaptable robotic surgical assistant, they are poised to make a significant impact on the world of healthcare, ultimately benefiting both surgeons and patients alike. Stay tuned for further developments from eCential Robotics as they continue to reshape the landscape of surgical technology.