Quantum Surgical has announced that Dr. Govindarajan Narayanan, chief of interventional oncology at Miami Cancer Institute and a vascular interventional radiologist with Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, successfully treated the first patient in the US with a liver tumor using Quantum Surgical’s Epione® robot. The procedure took place at Baptist Health South Florida in Miami, Florida, a few days after the Food and Drug Administration cleared Epione® robot for treatment of all abdominal cancers.
Quantum Surgical’s flagship product, the Epione® robotic platform, is dedicated to the curative treatment of cancers. Epione® allows physicians to treat inoperable tumors that are particularly difficult to reach, due to their size or their location, at an early stage, in a simple and effective way.
More than 150 patients have already been treated with the Epione® robot in Europe, and Dr. Narayanan successfully treated the first patient in the US.
“I am honored to be the first physician to utilize Epione® in the United States as this robotic-assisted equipment is going to change the way we deliver effective treatments to our patients for cancerous tumors,” said Dr. Narayanan. “Baptist Health has always been at the forefront when it comes to providing the very best care to the South Florida community and beyond. I am proud to be a part of such an incredible team.”
“We are very proud of this first intervention with our Epione® robot in the US! We are delighted to have been able to work with Dr. Narayanan and Baptist Health South Florida, renowned experts. This first intervention coincides with the FDA extension clearance to deploy our robotic solution in the United States. Dr. Narayanan is paving the way for physicians who will be able to offer more patients to benefit from innovative and less invasive treatments, and improve their lives” declares Bertin Nahum, President and co-founder of Quantum Surgical.
Epione® is a robot-assisted technology designed to plan, target, perform and confirm tumor ablation. Epione® enables physicians to perform percutaneous tumor ablations, a minimally invasive treatment in which one or more needles are inserted through the skin into the tumor to destroy it.
Epione® is currently available in Europe and the United States for treatment of all abdominal cancers. More than 4 million abdominal cancers occur each year worldwide1.