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Cholecystectomy Insights Over 500,000 cholecystectomies are performed each year, making it one of the most common surgical procedures. Notably, most cholecystectomies are performed laparoscopically. The most common indication for laparoscopic cholecystectomy is cholelithiasis, but there are additional indications for the procedure in both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. Surgical complications occur in some patients who undergo...

Cholecystectomy

General Surgery, Spotlight Insights

Surgical Spotlight: Cholecystectomy

Cholecystectomy Insights Over 500,000 cholecystectomies are performed each year, making it one of the most common surgical procedures. Notably, most cholecystectomies are performed laparoscopically. The most common indication for laparoscopic cholecystectomy is cholelithiasis, but there are additional indications for the procedure in both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. Surgical complications occur in some patients who undergo...

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Gynecology, Surgical Intelligence

Surgical Intelligence and Gynecologic Surgery

What Are The Advantages? As the role of AI-enabled tools in surgical care expands, clinical research continues to validate the benefits of integrating streamlined AI technologies into operating rooms. In gynecology, surgical AI integration has the potential to improve quality of care and patient outcomes. A win-win. What is Surgical Intelligence? Surgical Intelligence is the...

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Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Gynecology, Spotlight Insights

Surgical Spotlight: Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Insights Laparoscopic hysterectomy is performed for a variety of indications, the most common of which is symptomatic uterine fibroids. In just over two decades, hysterectomies in the US went from being performed via an open abdominal approach in 70% of cases to being performed laparoscopically 70% of the time. The laparoscopic approach to...

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Continuous Quality Improvement

Quality Improvement Then and Now: How AI is Transforming Surgical Quality

Quality Improvement Then and Now: How AI is Transforming Surgical Quality The concept of quality improvement in the medical field is not new. In fact, Florence Nightingale herself was an early pioneer of the practice. Of course, times have changed immeasurably in healthcare since the 19th century. Given the advanced technologies that are now widely...

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Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Spotlight

Surgical Spotlight: Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve Gastrectomy Insights Obesity is a public health crisis in the US, affecting more than one third of adults. In addition to diet and exercise, medications and surgical procedures are effective obesity treatments for eligible patients, and laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy is the most commonly performed weight loss surgery in the world. Theator’s Surgical …

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Surgical Video

De-Identification in Surgical Video: What You Need to Know

De-Identification in Surgical Video​: What You Need to Know As recording surgical procedures quickly becomes the standard of care in the field, maintaining patient and staff privacy within recordings is an issue that all institutions should carefully consider to ensure regulatory compliance and ethical practices. For video footage, maintaining privacy means de-identifying those who …

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Continuous Quality Improvement, Operational Efficiency, Theator's Surgical Intelligence

The Benefits of Fully-Managed Surgical Intelligence

Ready to Upgrade Your Operating Rooms with AI? If you’re upgrading your OR to take advantage of the many benefits of AI technology for patients, surgeons, and healthcare organizations, don’t make the mistake of only considering how and what a particular platform records. The question of what happens to all of your recordings is just...

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Robot-assisted Radical Prostatectomy

Spotlight Insights, Urology

Surgical Spotlight: Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy

Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy Insights Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men, with an estimated 288k new cases diagnosed in the US every year, and an estimated 34k deaths per year as a result of it. Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) has been a treatment option for men with intermediate to high-risk prostate …

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Continuous Quality Improvement, Surgical Variability

Taking Surgical Quality Improvement to the Next Level

Taking Quality Improvement to the Next Level There will always be some degree of variability in surgical practice. Every procedure and surgeon has unique characteristics that make this inevitable. However, there are many circumstances in which surgical variability is a red flag that there is room for improvement. If Surgeon A is taking twice as...

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Continuous Quality Improvement, Surgical Video

Choose the Product That Captures ALL Your Surgical Video

Theator: The Product That Captures ALL Your Surgical Video Leaders across the surgical profession are upgrading their operating rooms to incorporate innovative AI technologies that improve surgical care. If you’re among these forward-thinking leaders, you may be wondering how to choose between available technologies and which benefits one solution offers over another. Here’s what …

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Continuous Quality Improvement, Surgical Training, Surgical Video

Three Benefits of Recording Surgical Videos

Three Benefits of Recording Surgical Videos Intraoperative video recording is quickly becoming the standard of care across surgical specialties, and with good reason. Recorded surgical videos are a valuable educational tool for trainees and experienced surgeons alike and improve the transparency and quality of care provided in the OR. Let’s take a deeper look at...

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Artificial Intelligence, Continuous Quality Improvement

Do Patients Want AI in the Operating Room?

Do Patients Want AI in the Operating Room? Short answer: Yes! In fact, not only do patients place a high importance on choosing where to get surgery based on their innovative nature and adoption of technology, but half of patients believe they will receive better care if that is the case. Much of …

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Surgical Video

Why Automation is the Key to Surgical Video Recording Success

The Key to Surgical Video Recording Success is Automation Recording intraoperative surgical video and using an artificial intelligence (AI) platform to analyze recorded content is quickly becoming standard practice in operating rooms across the country. If your hospital or healthcare organization is embarking on the quality improvement journey offered by such platforms, it’s critical to...

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Surgical Video

Recording Surgical Data: What You Need to Know

What Surgeons and Administrators Need to Know About Recording Surgical Recording intraoperative video is not a new concept, especially for those who perform laparoscopic or robotic procedures. However, as the practice of surgery continues to evolve by incorporating advanced technologies, such as AI, into everyday care, the role of intraoperative video recording will need to...

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Surgical Intelligence

As Lung Cancer Rates Continue to Rise in Never-Smokers, Theator Expands Surgical Solution into Thoracic Surgery

Theator Now Supports Thoracic Surgery We are excited to announce that we have expanded our Surgical Intelligence Platform into the field of thoracic surgery. Despite there being over 530,000 thoracic procedures conducted in the US each year, the surgical specialty is facing a major deficit of cardiothoracic surgeons. With lung cancer continuing to be on...

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Surgical Intelligence

Introducing Theator Spotlight

Ever wonder if all of the hospitals within a health system are achieving surgical practices? Or how different intraoperative techniques impact patient outcomes? Or why the cost of a procedure is higher at one facility than at another? Theator Spotlight: Shining a light on surgical variability Wonder no more! Theator Spotlight offers a window into...

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Artificial Intelligence, Continuous Quality Improvement

Surgical Outcome Reports Aren’t Enough

Improving The Modern Surgical Outcomes Report In recent decades as evidence-based medicine became the standard of care, physicians and hospital systems turned to outcomes reporting as a means of indirectly measuring quality of care. Such information, especially when it is publicly available, allows for the transparency necessary to assuage patient concerns about the quality and...

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Artificial Intelligence, Operational Efficiency

Will AI Replace Surgeons?

Will AI Replace Surgeons? AI tools have become a hot topic of conversation in healthcare over the past year, and with good reason. Although patients are unlikely to have a visit with Dr. Chatbot anytime soon, AI technologies are now used on a daily basis by a variety of clinicians, including surgeons. This means it’s...

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Four surgeons standing over a patient in an operating room with large powerful lights overhead. The surgeons are wearing blue scrubs, gloves, surgical masks, and hair nets.

Artificial Intelligence

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Surgical Care

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Surgical Care In recent years, novel AI technologies have become increasingly available in the healthcare industry. From clinical decision support to documentation to diagnostic radiology, one thing is certain: AI in medicine is here to stay. While this may sound like a daunting assertion, the benefits that emerging AI...

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Artificial Intelligence, Continuous Quality Improvement

How AI Can Improve Surgical Care

How AI Can Improve Surgical Care Although the ultimate role of artificial intelligence (AI) in surgical care is still evolving, one thing is clear: AI is here to stay. The potential advantages AI tools offer to process large amounts of data and generate meaningful information that can improve patient outcomes means that its integration into...

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Artificial Intelligence, Continuous Quality Improvement

The Role of AI in Quality & Safety Improvement​

The Role of AI in Quality & Safety Improvement In the matter of a few years, artificial intelligence (AI) has gone from being a topic discussed only by select innovators in the healthcare industry to one of widespread interest and endless discussion. In fact, one study found that the number of publications about AI doubled...

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Artificial Intelligence, Continuous Quality Improvement, Operational Efficiency

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare The release of ChatGPT’s artificial intelligence took the world by storm in 2022, leaving most casual users amazed at the type of content it could produce. Want to build a customized workout plan? Check. Want to rewrite your resume? Check. A list of topics for a dinner party...

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Continuous Quality Improvement, Surgical Variability

Three steps for hospitals and surgical teams to start reducing surgical variability today

What can hospitals and surgical teams start doing right now to reduce surgical variability? Short answer – not a lot, at least not a lot without the help of technology. Hospitals are grappling with variability in surgical outcomes, yet the ground truth, aka surgical video, is not routinely captured. And even if it is captured,...

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Continuous Quality Improvement, Surgical Variability

Surgical Variability’s Impact on The Entire Healthcare Ecosystem

The impacts of surgical variability extends far beyond individual procedures Simply put, “surgical variability” means not all surgeons perform surgery exactly the same way. Because of the many factors contributing to variability between procedures, reducing variability is a challenge hospital administrators are painfully aware of. Some causations are obvious, like patient factors or healthcare inequity....

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Continuous Quality Improvement, Surgical Variability

The Role of Surgical Variability in Complication Prevention

The Frequency of Surgical Complications is Alarmingly High From the earliest days of trepanation to modern minimally invasive techniques, we’ve come a long way in the field of surgery. But we’re still far from perfect. In fact, of the 300 million surgical procedures performed annually, nearly 1 in 6 still involve complications, resulting in around...

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Surgical Innovation, Theator's Surgical Intelligence

Surgical Intelligence: A New Frontier of Surgery

What does AI have to do with the operating room? Multiple innovations have struck the surgical world. These technologies offer an eclipse into the future of surgery, each attempting to revolutionize the way operations are performed today. In the past, surgical innovation spurred around medical devices: a better stapler, more advanced monitoring equipment, or a...

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Artificial Intelligence, Surgical Innovation, Theator's Surgical Intelligence

From Concept to Creation: The Path to Surgical Intelligence

Challenging the status quo of surgical care Bringing a new idea to life is all about the four ‘P’s: purpose, persistence, (the right) people, and a solid plan. At Theator, our purpose was clear — challenge the status quo of surgical care. And by applying these principles in pursuit of that goal, we developed a...

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Artificial Intelligence, Continuous Quality Improvement

10 Things to Consider Before Adopting AI Technology in the OR

Before implementing any new AI technology in your hospital’s ORs, there are a few key considerations you should bear in mind. Our surgical AI and computer vision experts shared the top 10 things you should be looking for....

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Artificial Intelligence, Surgical Innovation, Theator's Surgical Intelligence

The Evolution of Surgical Innovation

Learn about some of the most significant advancements in surgical technology over the past 40 years — and how AI will transform the next 40....

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Surgical Variability, Theator's Surgical Intelligence

The Founding of Theator: The Surgical Intelligence Company

Where you live shouldn’t determine if you live. Learn how a personal experience with variability in surgery inspired Theator Co-Founders Dr. Tamir Wolf and Dotan Asselmann to create the Surgical Intelligence Platform....

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