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Holy Cross Hospital Utilizes Advanced Technology for Intra-Operative Imaging and Navigation for Cranial and Spinal Neurosurgery

O Arm with Stealth Station

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (May 26, 2014) – Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale is now utilizing the Medtronic O-arm® Intra-operative Imaging System and the StealthStation® Surgical Navigation System for surgeries in the complex and delicate areas of the spine and brain.

“With the O-arm, we can perform minimally invasive image-guided spinal and cranial surgery with the safest and most precise technique,” said Carlos E. Casas, Neurosurgeon at the Holy Cross Neuroscience Institute. “These two technologies provide the surgeon and the surgical teams with a virtual image of the spine that gives the physician exact screw placement and trajectory. This ability has made spinal navigation the gold standard in spine surgery.”
 
The O-arm multi-dimensional surgical imaging platform provides real-time, intra-operative imaging of a patient's anatomy with high quality images and a large field-of-view in both two and three dimensions.  By integrating the O-arm with the StealthStation navigation systems, surgeons are able to perform less invasive procedures and confirm the precision of advanced surgical procedures before the patient leaves the operating room.
 
The Medtronic Cranial Stealth Navigation System produces 3D images that display, with the most precision available, the location of surgical instruments and structures in the brain.  In addition, the scanner takes images rapidly and thoroughly which assists surgeons in tracking their surgical instruments when operating on patients whose illnesses, such as Parkinson’s disease, may cause involuntary movements.
 
The Holy Cross Neuroscience Institute provides the latest in technology in the best service of patient and brings together a multi-disciplinary team dedicated to improving patient care in the areas of neurology, neurosurgery, comprehensive stroke care, neuro interventional radiology, epilepsy monitoring, sleep medicine, interventional pain management, minimally invasive and complex spine surgery, and more.

ABOUT HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL

A member of CHE Trinity Health, Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. is a full-service, non-profit Catholic hospital, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. Since opening its doors in 1955, the 559-bed hospital has offered progressive services and programs to meet the evolving healthcare needs of Broward County. Today, Holy Cross has more than 600 physicians on staff representing more than 40 specialties and more than 3,000 employees. To learn more about Holy Cross Hospital, visit holy-cross.com, “like” Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale on Facebook, or follow @holycrossfl on Twitter.

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