Cerus Endovascular announced that it completed the first robot-assisted intracranial implant of its Contour intrasaccular device.
Fremont, Calif.-based Cerus said in a news release that the procedure was the first-ever robotically assisted intracranial implant of the Contour device. It was completed at the King Edward Memorial Hospital in Mumbai by Dr. Nitin Dange.
Dr. Dange performed the procedure on a middle cerebral aneurysm with a 7mm Contour device. The procedure, including access and placement of the implant, totaled just 28 minutes in time.
The robotic system used in the procedure was the Xcath microsurgical robot device made by Houston-based Xcath Inc.
“The device proves the test of the time with advanced technology matching the ease of deployment and synchronizing very well with the robotic system with precision,” Dr. Dange said in the release. “The device looks very promising for the cure of intracranial bifurcation aneurysms in the long term.”
“Given the significant advances made in robotic-assisted surgical technologies in recent years and the many advantages they bring to interventional medicine, this successful robotic assist implant represents a significant milestone in our company’s history and should serve to expand awareness for, and use of, the Contour device,” added Cerus Endovascular president Dr. Stephen Griffin. “We recognize that not all neurovascular interventions can be displaced by robotic surgery due to the complexity of vascular and aneurysm anatomies, however, this accomplishment does demonstrate promise for procedures to be performed like this in the future. The Contour device is positioned as an easy to use ‘one and done’ solution, which we believe makes this a very realistic application for robotic surgery, as Dr. Dange has clearly demonstrated.”