A digital robotic microscope for brain surgery

Help us to save more lives for those affected by brain tumours, disease and trauma. Your donation will support our £750,000 campaign to fund a pioneering digital microscope for those in need of brain surgery.

Brain surgery can be very complex and time consuming, but with your support, we will be able fund the purchase of a pioneering digital microscope and transform outcomes for patients.

Using technology created for the International Space Station, 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.

Each and every donation will make a difference to patients – saving more lives affected by brain tumours, disease and trauma.

Southmead Hospital is a major neurosurgical centre in the UK performing 3,800 operations a year, with referrals from across the region and the country.

The introduction of this technology will ensure Bristol and North Bristol NHS Trust stays at the forefront of neurosurgery.

The system can also be used in other areas of surgery, for example ENT, cardiac, spinal or plastic surgery.

Your donations will help us bring this pioneering technology to Bristol – improving surgical outcomes for patients.

“It is the only fully automated robotic digital microscope, derived from technology originally created for the International Space Station, 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

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