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N. Copernicus Hospital Embraces ZAP-X Gyroscopic Radiosurgery for Neurosurgery Advancements

Wednesday, February 07, 2024

A significant milestone in brain tumor care in Poland is on the horizon as the Neurosurgery Centre at N. Copernicus Hospital in Gdansk prepares to introduce the ZAP-X® Gyroscopic Radiosurgery® platform. This cutting-edge system, the second of its kind in Poland, promises to revolutionize non-invasive treatment for brain cancers and neurosurgical conditions. Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) has emerged as a painless and transformative procedure for primary and metastatic brain tumors, as well as other brain, head, and neck disorders.

Patients typically resume normal activities after just a few outpatient visits. Previously, patients had to seek treatment elsewhere due to the hospital's lack of SRS capabilities, often facing long travel distances. With the arrival of ZAP-X, the Neurosurgery Centre in Gdansk aims to become a leading center for advanced neurosurgical care in Poland, ensuring patients in the Pomeranian region have access to cutting-edge treatments. The installation of ZAP-X is scheduled to begin in late winter/early spring 2024, with treatments expected to commence by the end of the year.

The new system will replace an outdated Cobalt-60-based radiosurgery system, reflecting the hospital's commitment to adopting the latest technology and addressing logistical challenges and security concerns. The unique gyroscopic mobility of the ZAP-X system enables precise targeting of tumors while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue, thus preserving cognitive function. The Neurosurgery Centre eagerly anticipates the positive impact of ZAP-X on advancing neurosurgical care and providing state-of-the-art treatment options for patients in the region.




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