News Item – New remote robotic brain surgery could revolutionize aneurysm, stroke treatment

Doctors at a Toronto hospital have performed what they’re calling the world’s first neurovascular surgery using robotics, a procedure that could open the door to heightened levels of precision and improved care for patients in remote communities.

The procedure was performed on Nov. 1 at Toronto Western Hospital to treat a patient who suffered a major aneurysm, a potentially lethal bulge of a blood vessel in the brain.

The complex operation to remove the aneurysm was performed via a remote-controlled robotic arm, which helped the surgeons guide a catheter to the patient’s brain from a single incision made near the groin.

Full article at: CBC News