Israeli startup Tamar Robotics is developing a trailblazing procedure that could take the place of high-risk brain operations called craniotomies, which potentially damage healthy tissue when neurosurgeons attempt to reach tumors and hemorrhages. Instead, Tamar Robotics is working on a minimally invasive, lower-risk solution. The new system is based on research conducted in the Medical Robotic Laboratory of Prof. Moshe Shoham at the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology,
Quote: “Instead of removing tumors or blood clots by hand, the surgeon can maneuver the needle through the patient’s brain tissue and can shoot water at the tumor to break it up. While typical brain surgery requires the utmost precision and carries a high risk of paralysis and other permanent brain damage, Tamar Robotics is aiming to create a safer alternative.”
Source: Tamar Robotics (introduction), The Jerusalem Post (introduction and quotation)
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