The newly established Wellcome/EPSRC Centre for Surgical and Interventional Sciences at UCL will bring together a wide team of engineering and clinical experts working to develop new surgical technologies. Dr. Christos Bergeles is a Co-Investigator for the Centre, and will lead its effots on micro-robotics and hardware integration.
In particular, the Centre will advance engineering sciences in intraoperative imaging and sensing, data fusion and extraction, human-technology interfaces, tissue modelling, interventional instrumentation and surgical navigation. The research will be developed with a wide range of clinical applications in mind, including vascular, paediatric, ophthalmic, neurological and prostate surgical interventions.
These advances will create an intuitive and highly personalised surgical platform that enables more precise, less invasive procedures. Greater precision will also mean more patients will be viable for complicated but life-altering surgery and those treated will benefit from safer, more localised treatments and a shorter recovery time in hospital.