Surgery of the Future



Screenshot of the Surgery of the Future app in action.

Surgery of the Future is an interactive experience that highlights research technologies funded by NIBIB that improve surgical procedures. Move through a virtual operating room to learn about technologies including new imaging tools, robotics, biomaterials, and more.

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Featured Research

Robert Webster
Vanderbilt University
Flexible Robot for Pituitary Tumor Removal

Steven Hetts
University of California, San Francisco
MRI-Guided Endovascular Catheter

Jaydev Desai
Georgia Institute of Technology
Minimally Invasive Neurosurgical Intracranial Robot

David Kaplan
Tufts University
Silk Screws

Duncan Maitland, Texas Engineering Experiment Station
Todd Landsman, Shape Memory Therapeutics
Shape Memory Foam for Aneurysms And Vascular Insufficiency

Joachim Kohn
Rutgers University
Biodegradable Stent

Florin Selaru
Johns Hopkins University
Microgrippers for Biopsy

Guillermo Tearney
Massachusetts General Hospital
Capsule Endoscope

Eric Seibel, University of Washington
Thomas D. Wang, University of Michigan
Flexible Endoscope with Fluorescent Capabilities

Quyen Nguyen
University of California, San Diego
Fluorescent Tumor Paint

Daniel Orringer, University of Michigan
Xiaolian Xie, Harvard University
Stimulated Raman Spectroscopy

Cameron Riviere
Carnegie Mellon
Tremor-Reducing Instrument

Clear Guide Medical
Biopsy Guidance

Kullervo Hynynen
Sunnybrook Research Institute
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound to Open The Blood Brain Barrier

Axel Krieger and Peter Kim
Children’s National Health System
Suturing Surgical Robot