Theator partners with Canadian surgeons
March 16, 2022
PALO ALTO, Calif. – Theator, the creator of Surgical Intelligence, announced a new partnership with the Canadian Association of General Surgeons (CAGS), the association empowering General Surgeons to improve patients’ lives through advocacy, education and research. Through this partnership, CAGS will create a new training and coaching program for its members leveraging Theator’s Surgical Intelligence Platform.
The partnership represents the latest endorsement for Theator’s Surgical Intelligence Platform, recently adopted by several medical systems and surgical societies including the Mayo Clinic, McGill University, and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).
Surgical Intelligence, a category created and defined by Theator, harnesses cutting-edge AI and computer vision methodologies to curate and analyze surgical video footage. AI-driven analysis of surgical procedures equips surgeons with actionable insights into procedures they perform, creating a new gold standard of surgical care.
Whether they’re in training or on the job, surgeons and surgical residents rarely get the chance to review the procedures they’ve performed. Theator’s Surgical Intelligence Platform offers that ability to surgeons and trainees, equipping them with performance analysis and actionable insights.
CAGS coaches will be able to use the Surgical Intelligence Platform as a central line of communication with mentees to conduct thorough performance reviews, giving trainees practical feedback to improve their skills by tagging and commenting on specific events within the procedures they’ve performed.
“We are thrilled that an organization like CAGS recognizes the need for fundamental change in the surgical training process and will be adopting Theator as an integral piece of the mentor/mentee feedback process to raise the standard of surgical care among its members,” said Dr. Tamir Wolf (pictured), CEO and co-founder of Theator. “Surgical training isn’t over once a physician completes residency, and Surgical Intelligence enhances surgeons’ lifelong learning and contributes to phasing out an outdated apprenticeship model.”
“This partnership is an important opportunity to reimagine how we as surgeons train and prepare for surgery,” said Dr. Sean Cleary, hepatobiliary and pancreas surgeon and surgical oncologist, Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus and CAGS President.
“Much like athletes, many surgeons prepare for procedures by ‘visualizing’ the operation and are constantly looking to optimize their performance. Theator’s Surgical Intelligence Platform provides surgeons with actual visual and contextual insight into the procedures they will perform and have already performed, which streamlines and improves communication between coaches and trainees.”
Theator is pioneering the Surgical Intelligence revolution, with an innovative platform built for surgeons by surgeons to create actionable and accessible surgical data and use it to comprehensively analyze patient outcomes. By making routine video capture and analysis the standard of care in surgery, Theator improves surgical decision-making, boosting surgeon performance and the quality of patient care. Theator is partnering with leading surgeons, hospitals, professional societies, and research institutions to create a smarter, more transparent operating room. Based in Palo Alto, California, the company is paving the path for real-time surgical decision-support, creating a stronger, healthier world. For more information, visit https://theator.io/