Viva Sarah Press APRIL 30, 2017
Factory worker to walk again after revolutionary three-hour surgery at
Hospital Ein Kerem in . Jerusalem
Hadassah surgeons perform dual robotic procedure in
. Photo courtesy Jerusalem
Factory worker Aharon Schwartz, 42, broke his leg in two places and broke six spinal vertebrae in a work accident in
. Now, after undergoing the world’s first-of-its-kind dual robotic surgery to fix his leg and back, doctors at Jerusalem are saying he should be able to walk again soon. Hadassah Hospital
The revolutionary dual robotic surgery assisted in the repair of a severe spinal fracture Schwartz suffered after being injured when a steel object pinned him to the ground while at work.
National President Ellen Hershkin of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America (HWZOA), said the procedure on April 23 at
Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in , was the world’s first-of-its-kind dual robotic surgery ever performed. Jerusalem
“Two robots, Siemens’ Artis Zeego and the Mazor Robotics’ Renaissance® Guidance System, were involved in the surgery.
· Artis Zeego, overseen by Dr. Amal Khouri, Director of HMO’s
, provided real-time 3-dimensional imaging during the surgical procedure, which eliminated the need for pre-surgery CT scans and post-surgery X-rays,” said Dr. Meir Liebergall, Chairman of the Hadassah Medical Organization’s (HMO) Orthopedic Department and head of HMO’s Musculo-Skeletal Medicine Division. Orthopedic Hospitalization Center
· “Renaissance® Guidance System, a screw placement system which allows spinal implant placement with maximum safety and accuracy, was controlled by HMO Sr. Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Josh Schroeder. Renaissance communicated with Artis Zeego during the minimally-invasive surgery while Dr. Schroeder led the Hadassah orthopedic team in the insertion of eleven pedicle screws into the patient’s spine with clinical exactitude.”
Liebergall said Schwartz should completely recover from the surgery and be walking again very shortly.
“Once again, HMO achieves another world-first –a dual robot-assisted spinal surgery, solidifying its reputation for world class medical innovation and treatment.
Our congratulations go to Dr. Liebergall and his brilliant surgical team for continuing Hadassah’s mission of bringing ground-breaking medical care to the people of
,” said Hershkin. Israel