The Futuristic OR is Here: Like a scene out of a science-fiction movie, white-coated figures in a dark room intently follow data projected on a semi-circular wall of screens flanking a patient prone on an operating room table. Some monitor the patient’s vital signs, while others follow the surgeon’s movements as he uses sophisticated imaging tools to guide a surgical tool through the patient’s nostril, in order to excise a tumour in her neck.
This state-of-the-art control system installed in the recently opened Head and Neck Operating Room at Rambam Health Care Campus – Hospital is the first of its kind in the world, made possible through a donation by a group of business leaders who prefer to remain anonymous.
Custom-built for Rambam, the system’s design is unique even in today’s technology-laden hospital environments. It enables all of the operating room’s systems to be adjusted and coordinated by the surgical team according to the needs of the patient and the type of intervention.