The technological innovations in the world of medicine that enable advanced surgery

The surgical robots market crossed the $ 4.6 billion mark in 2020, and is expected to grow by more than 17.4% between 2021 and 2027, according to research in the field.

Several companies in Israel and around the world have identified the hot market and developed technologies that combine robotics and artificial intelligence, which create a new reality in the field of surgery and allow flexibility and accuracy in surgical operation, along with shortening recovery and hospitalization time for patients.

For example, the Israeli company Human Xtensions has developed a small robot that allows the surgeon to perform very complex operations in the abdominal cavity, in hard-to-reach areas, accurately. According to Tamar Frenkel, CEO of the company, “The development addresses the increase in the frequency of minimally invasive surgeries and the need for a solution that combines the advantages of robotic technology with the flexibility and economic advantage of minimally invasive tools.” And CE and markets its products in the United States, Europe and Israel.

The start-up Beyeonics from Haifa has developed digital head systems for use in eye surgeons, orthopedics and the brain. The system combines augmented reality technologies, 3D imaging and artificial intelligence-based information processing, which clearly present the data to the analyst, supporting quality decisions in real time. “Due to the increase in life expectancy, there has been an accelerated growth in the number of eye diseases of the past decade that require surgeries such as cataracts, retina, cornea and glaucoma. .

Another notable giant company in the field is Medtronic, which works to relieve pain and prolong life for millions of people in more than 150 countries. Among the technologies she has developed is catheter valve replacement (TAVI). In the past, patients required for valve replacement in the heart had to undergo difficult invasive treatment of open heart surgery, which involved a recovery process that lasted many months. Today, using TAVI technology to replace the valve with a catheter, a pacemaker is inserted that increases the activity of the heart so that each heartbeat does not flow much blood. This also makes it possible to dilate blood vessels and transplant the valve. The catheterization is performed for about half an hour, at the end of which the patient remains under supervision for only two days – and can then return to routine.

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