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Old 09-27-2012, 10:38 AM
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Arrow September 28th: First Robotic Hair Transplant in Canada

September 28th: First Robotic Hair Transplant in Canada








As some of you know, Dr. Rahal recently purchased the ARTAS robotic hair transplant system. Up to now he has used it to perform smaller test sessions.

Adamo Papa, a local patient, will be taking the seat and the spotlight tomorrow when he becomes the first patient to undergo a robotic hair transplant in Canada.






We know there’s been a lot of interest and curiosity surrounding the ARTAS system, so Dr. Rahal and Adamo will be answering questions both during and after the procedure.

There are two ways to get involved, ask a question and offer Adamo support:


  • If you're on Twitter, add hashtag #robotht to tweets both during and after the procedure


Adamo has also agreed to document the procedure in detail from start to finish including photos, video and blog journal, so feel free to contact him directly for any requests! We will of course update forum members regularly.


Several media will be attending including the Discovery Channel, and we welcome forum members to join in the discussion and share their experience, support and knowledge.


Please keep in mind that the ARTAS trial is ongoing and for the time being will be offered on a very limited basis.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:53 AM
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That's great news MattJ.

It is a shame we cannot watch it live like Michael Gray for Farjo.
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:39 PM
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I've seen a video of one of these somewhere. I think it just pics the grafts and makes the FUE incisions (in a random pattern). It's up to the doc to then extract them with tweezers. The whole process then continues as a normal FUE transplant.
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:24 PM
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The real question is if using the robot lowers the cost. Automation on most processes do. The justification before for the high prices was taking up the time of the doctor to use the FUE tool carefully in preparing the graft, extracting the graft, and making the incisions. It seems 2 of these will be done by the machine?
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Interesting!
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I hope the patient gets the result he deserves , i hope he is well informed re punch sizes also

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There is a video and some photos of Adamo from this morning:

Day 1 – Here We Go! | adamo

It is correct that the ARTAS system itself is responsible for the cutting part of the extractions, with the rest of the procedure being like regular FUE.
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Good luck to Adomo! (and good luck to Dr. Rahal and to ARTAS!)

To me, the critical questions regarding ARTAS as an FUE harvesting tool this case will contribute to answering are:

1. Will ARTAS make the harvesting of high-quality FUE grafts more repeatable and faster and, therefore, allow for more consistent and predictable large session FUE transplants?

2. Will the punctate scarring in the donor region be any more or less noticeable with ARTAS than with manual punches or hand-held motorized punches?
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1mm punch size sounds a bit large. Im still a fan of manual punches with grafts extracted in small numbers then implanted, then more grafta extracted then implanted etc. Interested to see how this works.
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Nice videos. Great to see little "spinets" of the action. So what were the numbers for this FUE session? Was it purely the front zone that was worked on?
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