Robotic microscope offers precision and efficiency
Reba Kolvalchik was experiencing weakness in her left arm and leg. A physically active volunteer, she also felt pain when walking. But when Allegheny Health Network (AHN) neurosurgeon Richard Williamson, MD, discovered Reba’s symptoms were actually the result of a brain tumor, they knew surgery would be Reba’s best option. Dr. Williamson used the Modus VTM, a robotic operating microscope, to remove the tumor.
Innovative medical discoveries affect all of us in an enormous way. These breakthroughs are helping us recover quickly from illness to have healthy, active lives. But, what is even more remarkable is that these innovations are saving lives. Each day, Allegheny Health Network is a difference maker in these breakthroughs, making tomorrow’s treatments even better than today, like with:
Technology to help neurosurgeons see the brain and spine in a whole new way.
A breakthrough to destroy cancer cells that can’t be seen with the naked eye.
A robotic machine to fix a heart valve and quickly have a patient back in action.
Artificial intelligence that greatly increases a stroke patient’s chance at a promising recovery.
Our expert teams of determined doctors, researchers, and nurses are dedicated to bringing these innovations to the people of our region – reaching out to the rural communities that dot the landscape of western Pennsylvania to the historical neighborhoods nestled inside the city of Pittsburgh.
These lifesaving, life-changing innovations are #LivingProof that our mission is clear, and our commitment is strong. Allegheny Health Network is devoted to exploring, developing, and supporting all avenues of discovery so you have exceptional medical advances and care right here at home.