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Monday, April 14, 2014 - 8:38am
Sierra Medical Center is unveiling a new hybrid operating room.
A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Monday at 11 a.m. for the new Magellan Robotic Endovascular System.
Sierra Medical Center will be the only hospital in El Paso and Southern New Mexico and one of only six hospitals in the nation that houses the robotic system.
The Magellan Robotic System is a proprietary technology that enables robotic manipulation of guidewires with simultaneous distal tip control of the catheter and sheath during vascular interventions. It features unique catheter stability, In addition, it may promote navigation through either normal or tortuous anatomy. The System facilitates placement of intravascular therapeutic devices, (e.g., stents, balloons) and is intended for use in multispecialty peripheral vascular procedures. A workstation featuring real-time imaging, 3D electroanatomical mapping and a manual device to control catheter motion rounds out the robust product offerings. During procedures, the surgeon sits at a comfortable computer console several feet away from the patient and manipulates the guidewires and catheter.
The benefits of this highly differentiated approach to peripheral vascular interventions are many. Independent catheter tip articulation is important, as it facilitates accurate and predictable placement of the catheter. The Magellan System offers other potential procedural and clinical benefits including:
· Stable, precise catheter control
· Easy vessel navigation
· Predictability across specialties
· Comfortable workstation to offset procedural fatigue
· Improved case throughput
Exposure to radiation is relatively high during fluoroscopic procedures. The Magellan System features a centralized, remote workstation that can potentially mitigate physician exposure to radiation. The System possibly results in less radiation exposure for clinicians due to the remote workstation.
Hospital systems are operating in an increasingly competitive landscape. As such, hospitals that acquire the Magellan System may find it easier to position themselves as centers of excellence and gain market share. The System integrates seamlessly into existing interventional environments. Further, an in-house robotic system gives physicians the opportunity to learn new skills and perform more advanced procedures. The Magellan Robotic System also has the potential to deliver more predictable procedure times and case throughput, leading to increased revenue and an enhanced patient experience.
The Magellan Robotic System provides a stabilized conduit for the placement of therapeutic devices. The result is a significantly streamlined platform in which physicians can perform a variety of peripheral vascular interventions.