Our Treatment History & Status

Neural Repair Treatment with Frameless Stereotactic Robot

Brief introduction: Tian Zengmin, the chief expert of Nerve Disease Treatment Center in PLA Navy General Hospital, led his neural repair team and successfully performed the first robotic brain surgery in China with the application of innovative robot operation system since 1997. They cooperated with the laboratories with national qualification, firstly did the clinical research and successfully finished a number of scientific researches related with national 863. Finally the six generation of robotic brain surgery research and application succeeded.

In 2005, they firstly succeeded frameless teleoperation stereotactic brain surgery and the Popular Science Magazine reported it. So far the medical team successfully completed more than ten thousand cases of robotic stereotactic brain surgery. The brain surgery robot system has been got medical device manufacturing permits; what’s more, it has been applied into many province, city and county-level hospitals. It is in the scope of medical insurance reimbursement in Beijing, creating great economic and social benefits.

Until now the Nerve Disease Treatment Center has treated over ten thousands of patients with brain injury, including thousands of cases with cerebral dysplasia. Many patients from both at home and abroad have achieved great effect, including those from the United States, Germany, Britain, Italy, Canada, Sweden, Russia, and Qatar and other countries. It enjoys good reputation of international medical team.

How to Treat by Stereotactic never Repair

664793408Stereotactic nerve repair technology positions and guides with modern holographic imaging and digital robot intelligent orientation instrument, and makes the deep invisible brain structure display in pinpoint three-dimensional space. It treats various diseases of the central nervous system by many methods, like transplanting microscopic instruments (such as microelectrode) into specific targets in the brain with the guidance of direction finder, recording electrophysiology, damaging lesions, and neural transplantation.

Stereotactic neural stem cell transplantation uses CT and MRI for head scanning, and leads the scan images of the brain to stereotactic robotic system. And then surgery will be done.

Treatable Disease & Curative Effect

This technology is for stereotactic neural stem cell transplantation with allogeneic or autologous stem cells, and treats various nerve functional diseases (like Parkinson’s disease, motor neuron diseases, epilepsy, movement disorders, ataxia, brain injury sequela, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, torsion spasm, etc.) through regenerating, updating and adjusting the nerve system of patients. The curative effect is significant.


This picture was in the American magazine “Popular Science” in August, 2007. It reported that Professor Tian Zengmin and his medical team from Nerve Disease Treatment Center of PLA Navy General Hospital performed neural stem cell transplantation for a Swedish child with brain necrosis (NCL) with robotic stereotactic technique. The child took neural stem cell transplantation in 2005 for the first time. Currently the clinical symptoms are relived and improve continuously.

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Risky and Safety of the Treatment

667401158As with any medical treatment, safety should be of the highest priority.

Stem cell treatment has some characters including little injury to cerebral tissue, precise location, and quick recovery, little side effects, safe and reliable. Stereotactic neural stem cell transplantation in the center has been used for over 10 years. No patients have significant side effects. The efficiency of treating symptoms reached 80% and the technology is ripe.

Treatment History & Status in the World

681465208Stem cell transplantation was pioneered using bone-marrow-derived stem cells by a team at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center from the 1950s through the 1970s led by E. Donnall Thomas, whose work was later recognized with a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Thomas’ work showed that bone marrow cells infused intravenously could repopulate the bone marrow and produce new blood cells. His work also reduced the likelihood of developing a life-threatening complication called graft-versus-host disease.

The first physician to perform a successful human bone marrow transplant on a disease other than cancer was Robert A. Good at the University of Minnesota in 1968.[40] In 1975, John Kersey, M.D., also of the University of Minnesota, performed the first successful bone marrow transplant to cure lymphoma. His patient, a 16-year-old-boy, is today the longest-living lymphoma transplant survivor.