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Kamiyacho Clinic in Japan's First Brain Tumor Patient Treated with ZAP-X® Radiosurgery Platform

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

ZAP Surgical, a prominent player in the surgical robotics field, recently achieved a significant milestone by performing its first patient treatment using the groundbreaking ZAP-X® Gyroscopic Radiosurgery® platform at Kamiyacho Neurosurgical Clinic in Tokyo, Japan, on October 19th. This represents a remarkable advancement in the realm of neurosurgical care and cancer treatment.

Kamiyacho Neurosurgical Clinic, situated on the 2nd floor of Tokyo World Gate Tower, is the second healthcare facility in Japan to introduce the ZAP-X platform. Its location in Tokyo's bustling business district offers added convenience for patients across Japan due to its direct subway connection and proximity to various hotels and corporate offices.

Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a well-established non-invasive outpatient treatment option for specific brain tumors and cranial conditions, providing an alternative to traditional surgical methods. SRS doesn't involve incisions and typically allows patients to return to their regular activities without delay. The ZAP-X system stands out for its innovative gyroscopic mobility, which directs radiosurgical beams from various angles, ensuring precise radiation focus on the tumor while safeguarding healthy brain tissue and cognitive function.

One key advantage of the ZAP-X system is its vault-free design, eliminating the need for expensive shielded radiation treatment rooms, and it complies with stringent Japanese nuclear regulations. Furthermore, the ZAP-X system eliminates the complexities associated with handling and replacing live radioactive isotopes used in traditional radiation therapy.