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Virtual Reality for Surgery | Dr. Robert Louis
Episode 1426th March 2021 • Medical Matrix • Carmel Sound Lab
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How can virtual reality help neurosurgery? When it comes to practicing surgery, the medical world allows for two options: operating on cadavers or going over the procedure in a theoretical way before actually touching a patient. But is this enough practice for a surgeon? Is there a better way to get familiarized with a procedure or to sharpen your cutting skills?

Today's guest, Dr. Robert Louis, is a board-certified neurosurgeon specializing in minimally invasive brain and skull-base tumor surgery as well as complex spine pituitary surgery. Dr. Rosie Sendher and Dr. Erica Fisk talk with Dr. Louis about a virtual reality software that has changed the way he operates on his neuro patients since it allows him to practice on a model of their exact anatomy before going into the procedure.


We’ve seen virtual reality and augmentation come and go through the years, could this be the technology that surpasses the threshold of trendy gadgets and stays? Tune in to know more about how this technology can bring immense changes to the way medics learn and continue to operate.


Resources:

  • Skill by Christopher S. Ahmad: https://www.amazon.com/-/en/Christopher-S-Ahmad/dp/0996388508
  • Reimagining Brain Surgery with VR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuZjHnpYL_4
  • Surgical Theater: https://surgicaltheater.net/


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