A robotic digital microscope for brain surgery


You can save more lives for those living with brain tumours, disease and injuries, by helping to raise the remaining £320,000 to fund a world-class, pioneering robotic digital microscope for those in need of brain surgery. So far, a phenomenal £700,000 has been raised, but we still need help from incredible people like you to hit our target.

Brain surgery is one of the most complex and time-consuming operations a patient can have. By donating towards our pioneering digital microscope, you will transform outcomes for patients at Southmead Hospital – patients who have suffered a serious brain or spinal injury, a stroke, or a diagnosis of life-changing conditions like cancer, dementia or other degenerative diseases.

Using International Space Station technology, the automated robotic digital microscope has image guidance and surgical planning software. This will make intricate brain operations more accurate and precise, reducing operating time so we can treat more patients. It will help to reduce the risks of complications, improve recovery time and reduce side effects following surgery.

Every single donation will make a difference to patients – saving more lives for those living with brain tumours, disease, and injuries.

Neuro surgeon Mario Teo sits in an operating theatre in blue scrubs and a mask.

“It is the only fully automated robotic digital microscope, derived from technology created for the International Space Station, and seamlessly combines state-of-the-art engineering with the latest breakthrough in optics, video processing, digital augmentation, and robotic automation to deliver a new kind of operating experience.”

Mr Mario Teo, Consultant Neurosurgeon

You can revolutionise brain surgery

Southmead Hospital is a major neurosurgical centre in the UK. Every year, over 3,500 patients from across the country need hugely complex, often life-saving brain surgery.

The cutting-edge microscope will allow leading surgeons like Mr. Teo to perform major operations with pinpoint precision and can also be used across other specialities, including cardiac, spinal, and plastic surgery. Whatever you can give, your support will give thousands of patients the very best chance at recovery for years to come.

Thank you for your support – it makes a huge difference to our patients, their families and our staff.

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