Minimally Invasive Surgical Assistance System for Throat Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) is a surgical approach aiming at reducing the healing time and trauma to the patient as a result of performing surgery on internal organs. In this approach, the treated internal organs are accessed through a small number of incisions in the patient?s body through body orifices. Hence, rigid tools are limited to motions of four DOF motion of rotation about the incision point and in/out translation. The aim of this innovation is to enhance the MIS tools with endtip dexterity for manipulation of tools (grippers, suction, cutters, etc*). In particular, JHU researchers present a concept of a system and snake-like unit prototype for Tele-operated minimally invasive surgery of the throat-an organ unusually challenging because of shape, length, and complexity. Description (Set) Proposed Use (Set) Surgical instrument for the minimal invasive surgery of the larynx. Patent (Set) WO2005/009482

Inventor(s): Simaan, Nabil

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