Beacon Hospital is now at the leading-edge of neurosurgery, with the investment of half a million euro in the revolutionary ORBEYE technology, making it the first hospital in Ireland or the UK to use this equipment. This 3D camera system allows surgeons to see intricate images of the areas they are operating on, enabling them to perform and collaborate on complex and delicate brain procedures more effectively.
The equipment offers an alternative to traditional microscopic surgery. It produces magnified, high-resolution, three-dimensional digital images for the neurosurgeon. The technology has extremely powerful magnification and illumination which allows surgeons to see fine details, such as the smallest nerves and blood vessels, in deep parts of the brain.
For patient’s surgical incisions are significantly smaller, therefore potentially resulting in a shorter stay in hospital, quicker recovery time and a lower risk of infection. The technology enables an entire surgical team to see exactly what the surgeon is seeing on a large 3D screen in the operating room. This makes it the ultimate teaching tool for the next generation of neurosurgeons.
When using traditional operating microscopes, neurosurgeons can spend many hours with their neck bent forward and often in awkward positions. This can lead to surgeon fatigue, pain and discomfort. Using Orbeye, surgeons can access these complex areas without having to get into awkward positions for lengthy surgeries.
At Beacon Hospital, Professor Mohsen Javadpour has been successfully using the Orbeye for surgery on benign and malignant brain tumours.
Professor Mohsen Javadpour, Consultant Neurosurgeon at Beacon Hospital said:
“In my view this technology offers us one of the most significant advancements in neurosurgery in recent years, totally revolutionising how we perform operations. Orbeye technology enables us to look straight ahead at a 3-D screen, it illuminates corridors deep into the brain, allowing us carry out these complex surgeries like never before. Vitally, it also improves communication, education and learning within the operating theatre as an entire team can see what is happening on a large screen with a 3D view. This is an extremely promising development for neurosurgery in Ireland and worldwide.”
Michael Cullen CEO of Beacon Hospital said:
“At Beacon Hospital, we’re committed to continuous investment in the very best technology, talent and treatments, to ensure we remain at the forefront of innovation. We’re delighted to be first in Ireland or the UK to invest in and use this new ORBEYE equipment. Already ten complex brain surgeries have been carried out using this technology in our theatre, and it will continue to be a game-changer for patients and surgeons alike.”
Alison Harvey, Olympus Country Manager said:
“Beacon Hospital are our technology partners here in Ireland and an investment of this nature is evidence of the Hospitals’ ambition and commitment to Irish healthcare”
At Beacon Hospital, the system will be used initially for brain surgery.