Surgery and Engineering
Vanderbilt is the first hospital in Tennessee to use the newly FDA approved Edwards Sapian valve to repair aortic stenosis.
Vanderbilt is engaged in creating and refining innovative surgical solutions through interdisciplinary, trans-institutional teams whose mission is the creation, development, implementation, clinical evaluation and commercialization of methods, devices, algorithms, and systems designed to facilitate interventional processes and their outcome. The Vanderbilt Initiative in Surgery and Engineering (ViSE) is supported by federal and corporate funding and includes faculty from several departments in Vanderbilt's Schools of Engineering and Medicine, as well as collaborators from leading institutions across the world. Recent advances include an Endoscopic Capsule Robot, Soft Tissue Guidance Systems, Single Port Access Surgery, Bionic Leg Prosthesis, the Vanderbilt Exoskeleton, Image-Guided Needle Placement and Surgery, to name just a few.