Baptist Health South Florida to Acquire ZAP Surgical’s ZAP-X Gyroscopic Radiosurgery Platform for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatments | Business

SAN CARLOS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 27, 2022–

ZAP Surgical Systems, Inc. today announced that Baptist Health South Florida will acquire the ZAP-X® Gyroscopic Radiosurgery® platform for stereotactic cranial radiosurgery (SRS). The ZAP-X will be used by the Miami Neuroscience Institute, in collaboration with the Miami Cancer Institute, both part of Baptist Health South Florida, dedicated to providing the most innovative and advanced techniques for diagnosing and treating brain disorders and tumors. Installation of the ZAP-X platform is expected to begin in late 2022.

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As a non-invasive treatment for many primary and metastatic brain tumors, SRS is a well-established procedure that often provides equivalent to superior results over surgery, but requires no incisions and is painless. SRS is typically administered over one to five brief outpatient visits, and patients often return to normal activity the same day as the procedure.

ZAP-X was designed to transform modern radiosurgery with a revolutionary gyroscopic design that delivers hundreds of single-angle beams of radiation precisely sculpted to the unique contours of targeted lesions. This new capability aims to improve patient outcomes by potentially improving the ability to avoid critical structures such as the brainstem, eyes and optic nerves, while reducing exposure to healthy brain tissue to preserve patient cognitive function. .

“When treating the brain, especially with a procedure as complex as radiosurgery, technology and precision must be exquisite,” says Michael McDermott, MD, neurosurgeon and medical director of the Miami Neuroscience Institute. “ZAP-X is the latest advancement in SRS and the first new technology platform dedicated to radiosurgery in over 30 years. This innovation allows our center to provide patients with the highest level of care.

ZAP-X is recognized for being the first and only vaultless SRS delivery system, eliminating the need for providers to build expensive shielded radiation therapy rooms. This unique feature also allows clinicians to remain immediately next to the patient during treatment, unlike the long-standing practice of patients being sequestered in a screened delivery room during treatment.

Using a modern linear accelerator to produce radiation, ZAP-X is also the first and only dedicated radiosurgery system to no longer require cobalt-60 radioactive sources, eliminating the significant effort and cost to house, secure and regularly replace radioactive isotopes.

“Miami Cancer Institute is in the unique position of having access to virtually every radiation delivery technology available,” added Dr. Minesh Mehta, MD, associate director and chief of radiation oncology at the Miami Cancer Institute. “This allows our team to align each patient with tailored therapy and technology for highly individualized indications and needs. We look forward to seeing ZAP-X complete our portfolio of therapeutic solutions. »

To facilitate rapid installation, ZAP-X will initially be located in a temporary facility and will soon be migrating to the Miami Neuroscience Institute’s new building on Baptist Health South Florida’s Dadeland Campus.

About ZAP Surgical Systems, Inc.

ZAP Surgical Systems, Inc. designs and manufactures the ZAP-X ® Gyroscopic Radiosurgery ® platform. ZAP was founded in 2014 by Dr. John R. Adler. In addition to being CEO of ZAP, Dr. Adler is the Dorothy & TK Chan Distinguished Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiation Oncology at Stanford University. Dr. Adler is also credited as the inventor of the CyberKnife ® System and founder of Accuray, Inc. The ZAP-X platform incorporates a unique no-vault design that typically eliminates the need for expensive shielded treatment rooms. ZAP-X also uses a modern linear accelerator to eliminate legacy use of cobalt-60. Learn more about www.zapsurgical.comor follow us on LinkedIn ( ) and Twitter ( ).

About Baptist Health South Florida

Baptist Health South Florida is the region’s largest health care organization, with 12 hospitals, more than 24,000 employees, 4,000 physicians, and 100 ambulatory care centers, urgent care facilities, and physician offices covering the Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has world-class centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine and neuroscience. Also, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A nonprofit organization backed by philanthropy and committed to its charitable mission of faith-based medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of America’s 100 Best Companies to Work For and by Ethisphere as the one of the most ethical companies. For more information, visit and join us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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