Emory University Hospital is first in the US to use new 3DHD endoscopy

Woodruff Health Sciences Center | Sept. 13, 2017

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Physicians using the 3DHD endoscopic imaging system

As a medical center that continues to be a leader in endoscopic surgery, Emory University Hospital became the first medical center in the U.S. to use a new 3DHD endoscopic imaging system.

Nelson M. Oyesiku, MD, PhD, FACS, and his pituitary center team used the new system on August 17 for a pituitary tumor removal. Oyesiku is professor of neurosurgery and medicine (endocrinology) at Emory University School of Medicine, and Al Lerner Chair and vice-chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery.

The new 3D technology delivers brilliant full high definition quality in both 3D and 2D modes allowing surgeons an even better view when performing delicate surgical tasks. By providing enhanced depth perception using a 4mm diameter scope, surgeons are better able to navigate the area at the base of the brain.

“This new HD system offers quite a remarkable view and shows improved clarity over previous 3D technologies,” says Oyesiku, a pioneer in the use of 3D endoscopy.

“The pituitary is a small, pea-sized gland located at the base of the brain, and operating on such a small organ requires precision. Having the sharpest view possible during surgery means better clinical outcomes and thereby better patient satisfaction,” Oyesiku adds.