Massachusetts-based CAVA Robotics International Opens European Office in Berlin
German surgeons have always had a world-wide reputation for their great work. Imagine a world where even their precision is optimized. Nowadays, such surgical excellence can be enhanced through the application of robotic technology, which makes it possible to increase the quality, efficiency and – when properly managed – even the profitability of the operation. Without doubt, having robotic help in the operating room of a hospital is mutually beneficial for professionals and patients alike.
Last month, the Berlin Business Office, USA (BBO) spoke with Josh Feldstein (JF), President & CEO of CAVA Robotics International. His firm recently opened its European headquarters in Berlin.
BBO: We wanted to know why a company like CAVA Robotics International decided on Berlin when it came to opening a European office, and what differentiates Berlin from other innovation hubs?
JF: The answer is multifacted. Berlin is an ideal home for CAVA’s European headquarters, said Mr. Feldstein, mainly because “it boasts strong healthcare quality and innovation as well as an infrastructure of top-tier technical and clinical talent.” But there is even more to the Berlin equation. Rainer Kimmig, MD, CAVA’s Robotic Medical Director in Germany as well as professor and Department Head of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the University of Duisburg-Essen, noted, “There is high need for robotic program support – governance, instrument reduction, efficiency, data management, and surgeon and crew best practice training that many European institutions require.” That, “together with a highly professional level of support and attention to program best practices, are essential to achieve success,” added Mr. Feldstein. He noted that CAVA is looking forward to growing its work force serving the German and EU market to more than a dozen professionals in 2022.
CAVA is excited about the opportunity to impact the robotic surgery landscape in many parts of Europe, particularly in Germany. Acccording to our exchange, CAVA has the resources to satisfy the service-needs of interested German hospitals with surgical robotic programs who seek to achieve best practice clinical and fiscal performance. CAVA’s team includes European and U.S. robotic surgeons, surgical technicians, health economists, and data scientists. They all help to implement program engagements at CAVA client hospitals.
CAVA Robotics has engaged with scores of leading robotic programs among hospitals in the U.S. since 2011. Based on this extensive experience, they observed that perhaps only 10% of the hospitals they have encountered have knowledge on how to manage a best practice robotic program. CAVA also leverages its proprietary CAVAlytics® data base and analytic platform, which has more than one million surgical cases of data for powerful performance analyses.
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