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Robot Surgeon Joins Brandon Medical

Brandon Medical, the innovator and manufacturer of surgical lighting technology, announces the appointment of Professor Jonathan Sackier as Clinical Director.

Professor Sackier (FRCS, FACS) has collaborated with the medical technology industry for years and was thrilled to have performed the world’s first laparoscopic cholecystectomy using AESOP, the first robotic assistant. Jonathan studied medicine in Britain at the University of Liverpool, trained in the UK as a surgeon and was recruited to the USA in 1989 where he helped lead the laparoscopic surgery revolution. As a Professor at George Washington University, he founded, and funded the Washington Institute of Surgical Endoscopy and he is a Visiting Professor of Surgery & Medicine at the University of Virginia.

Jonathan is actively involved with worldwide research into the use of Robotic Enhancement Technology. This work has led to the clinical introduction of a range of robotic interfaces in use around the world. He is also interested in research into the science of minimally invasive surgery and consequent pathophysiological effects. The advances of such surgical techniques benefits patients in a number of ways including reduced postoperative pain, improved recovery time and shortened length of hospital stay.

Jonathan said "I am flattered and excited to work with the Brandon team - the nicest people building great, paradigm-shifting products that improve the operating theatre environment."

Graeme and Adrian Hall, Managing Directors of Brandon Medical, said: “We are delighted to welcome Jonathan to our Board of Directors. Jonathan’s expertise in surgical techniques will help us on the development of new products and technologies for surgery and Operating Theatres. He is the first Consultant Surgeon to enhance our Board of Directors and will reinforce our strategy to provide the most technologically advanced products to the healthcare sector.”

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