ZAP Surgical Systems, Inc. today announced an agreement with Mercurius Health in collaboration with Viamed Salud Hospital Group to bring its advanced ZAP-X® Gyroscopic Radiosurgery® platform to the newly formed Institute of Advanced Radiosurgery at the Virgen de la Paloma Hospital in Madrid, Spain.
The project will be led by Dr. Kita Sallabanda, renowned neurosurgeon and president of the Spanish Society of Radiosurgery (SER), Associate Professor at the Complutense University of Madrid, and Adjunct Professor at the San Carlos University Clinical Hospital. With this initiative, the Virgen de la Paloma Hospital aims to become a European center of radiosurgery excellence. Installation and commissioning of the ZAP-X are estimated to occur in late 2021.
Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a well-established procedure for the non-invasive treatment of many primary and metastatic brain tumors, as well cranial functional and vascular disorders such as trigeminal neuralgia and arteriovenous malformations. Often considered an alternative to costly and invasive surgical procedures, SRS is a non-invasive outpatient procedure that often provides equivalent to superior outcomes, yet requires no surgical incision, and little to no patient recovery period.
“The recent innovations of ZAP-X allow the Institute of Advanced Radiosurgery at Virgen de la Paloma Hospital to bring the very latest, state-of-the-art radiosurgical treatment to Madrid, and ultimately help set a new global standard for brain tumor therapy,” said Dr. Kita Sallabanda.
Leveraging a ground-breaking design, the ZAP-X system uses gyroscopic mobility to direct radiosurgical beams from hundreds of unique angles to precisely concentrate radiation on the tumor target. This pioneering approach supports the clinical objective of protecting healthy brain tissue and patient neuro-cognitive function, and when needed, enable future potential SRS re-treatments without the unnecessary risks associated with other radiation delivery technologies.
ZAP-X is additionally recognized for being the first and only vault-free and cobalt-free dedicated SRS delivery system, thereby eliminating the costs to build expensive shielded radiation treatment rooms, and removing the need to maintain, secure and regularly replace live radioactive isotopes.
Detailed system overview animations can be found at https://youtu.be/9ph-cdb5QO0.