Featured Speaker – Moty Avisar, CEO and Co-founder, Surgical Theater
Building on his previous career as a former Israeli Air Force officer and flight simulator expert, Moty assembled a team of bright-minded engineers to revolutionize the operating room and surgery experience. By introducing interactive, 360-degree virtual reality visualization to surgeons and their patients, based on a patient’s traditional imaging, including CT and MRI scans, Surgical Theater is able to enhance a surgeon’s situational awareness.
The Virtual Reality (VR) visualization platform allows surgeons and patients to step into a patient’s complex diagnosis and walk inside the 360-degree VR reconstruction of the anatomy. The VR visualization platform has been utilized in more than 5,000 surgical cases to date, including more than a few surgeries that, according to surgeon testimonials, were considered not operable without the VR visualization platform.
Prior to launching Surgical Theater, Moty was a member of the Israeli Ministry of Defense and led the F-16 Flight Simulator program. He also was the head of the System Engineering Department for the Israeli Air Force.
Moty splits his time between the Corporate Offices located in Cleveland, Ohio and the medical Virtual Reality Division (mVR) in Los Angeles.