Top Hair Transplant Surgeon, Dr. Alan J. Bauman, Was Featured Speaker at the 2016 ARTAS Users Meeting

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Restoration Robotics invited Dr. Bauman to discuss the addition of the ARTAS Robot to Bauman Medical Hair Transplant and Hair Loss Treatment Center last year.

“It was a great honor to speak to my colleagues on our experience with the ARTAS system, which has been overwhelmingly positive, and great to learn about the exciting advances and upgrades to the system that will be rolled out soon.”

Nationally recognized hair transplant surgeon and hair loss treatment pioneer, Dr. Alan J. Bauman, was a featured speaker at Restoration Robotics’ 2016 ARTAS Users Meeting. The meeting, which took place February 19-20 at The Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel, CA, was aimed at educating physicians and surgeons on how the ARTAS system can help deliver the best clinical advances for improved patient outcomes during minimally invasive FUE-style hair transplantation.

The invitation to be a featured speaker came after Dr. Bauman, an FUE hair transplant pioneer, recently began offering ARTAS robotic-assisted hair transplants at his Boca Raton clinic, Bauman Medical Hair Transplant and Hair Loss Treatment Center, the world’s largest stand-alone clinic dedicated exclusively to treating hair loss in men and women. While the technology itself has only been operational a few months, the decision to add the ARTAS system to Bauman Medical had been in the works since well before Bauman’s new facility was completed in 2014, when he had a state-of-the-art private procedure room designed and constructed specifically for robot-assisted hair transplant surgery.

“As a surgeon who’s performed FUE no linear scar hair transplantation for more than 15 years, we’ve been following ARTAS’ progress for years, and have been continually impressed at how rapidly they are advancing the field,” explained Dr. Bauman. “It was a great honor to speak to my colleagues on our experience with the ARTAS system, which has been overwhelmingly positive, and great to learn about the exciting advances and upgrades to the system that will be rolled out soon.”

Jim McCollum, President and CEO of Restoration Robotics, was on hand at the conference to welcome guests, and discussed their vision of ‘changing the world for those with hair loss’ and reaffirmed the company’s commitment to collaboration, clinical excellence and innovation. Attendees then spent two days learning from presentations that included everything from the latest developments in robotic hair restoration, to clinical excellence tips and tools, and innovation for the future.

Dr. Bauman’s presentation, “Why I Added ARTAS to My Practice,” gave insight on his practice’s specific Innovation Strategy and focused on how the addition of the ARTAS system will continue to enable Bauman Medical to help their patients achieve their hair restoration goals effectively and efficiently. “The ARTAS system, and its many benefits, is in line with our patient-centered mission and philosophy,” explained Dr. Bauman. “We’ve verified evidence of its performance, and have received positive feedback from patients. It has been a win on all fronts for us.”

Dr. Bauman has long been a pioneer of minimally invasive hair transplant procedures; since 2001, Dr. Bauman and his team have transplanted nearly two million FUE grafts. In 2008 he became the first ABHRS-certified hair restoration physician to routinely use NeoGraft FUE for hair transplantation. Dr. Bauman was present at the launch of the ARTAS hair transplant robot in Anchorage, Alaska in 2011, and has followed the technology over the last few years including site visits to ARTAS clinical research locations and the Restoration Robotics headquarters in Silicon Valley, in preparation for adding an ARTAS robot to his Bauman Medical practice.

As hair loss sufferers become more familiar with FUE, the ARTAS technology, and the benefits of it, Dr. Bauman expects to see more patients elect for robotic-assisted hair transplants. “There is still a lot of educating that needs to happen, at both the physician and consumer level,” he asserted. “But it is safe to say this technology is going to be a huge step forward in helping men and women win the battle against hair loss.”

But as revolutionary as this technology is, it is still only as good as the physician operating it. “Some people have the misconception that the ARTAS robot is operating on it own, when in reality, the robot is simply an extension of the surgeon,” Dr. Bauman affirmed. “Therefore, its effectiveness is tied directly to the expertise, clinical judgment and artistic ability of the surgeon.”

While ARTAS-assisted transplants make harvesting of the hair follicles more accurate and efficient, Dr. Bauman explained how a skilled surgeon is still the most important element of a successful hair transplant. Regardless of how the hair follicles are harvested, the critical step for naturalness is the artistry of the surgeon involved. Patients, therefore, should not choose their surgeon based on the tool they use, but more so on their artistic ability.

Key Benefits of ARTAS Robotic-Assisted FUE Hair Transplants:

  • Minimally-invasive FUE donor harvesting leaves no linear scar
  • Less restricted, more comfortable recovery compared to linear “strip” surgery
  • Increased accuracy of FUE graft harvesting with robotic precision and decreased harvesting time means increased survival of harvested follicular unit grafts
  • Computerized selection of FUE grafts to maximize hair yield and minimize donor area usage
  • More accurate and efficient harvesting of grafts from the sides of the scalp
  • More accurate and efficient harvesting of grafts in patients with atypical hair characteristics and certain ethnic patients
  • Increased accuracy in creating recipient sites between existing hair follicles minimizes risk of trauma to existing hair

The ARTAS Robotic System is the product of nearly a decade of research and development by Restoration Robotics in collaboration with some of the most respected leaders in hair restoration medicine. After rigorous testing in clinical trials, the ARTAS Robotic System received 510(k) clearance from the FDA in 2011.

Are you a candidate for ARTAS Robotic-Assisted FUE hair transplantation? Find out more information or start your consultation today with Dr. Alan Bauman. Learn more about Dr. Bauman, and Bauman Medical at http://www.baumanmedical.com or call 1-877-BAUMAN-9 or 561-394-0024. For more information on the ARTAS Robotic-Assisted FUE Hair Transplant, visit http://www.artashair.com

About Dr. Alan J. Bauman:
Alan J. Bauman, M.D. is a full-time hair transplant surgeon who has treated over 17,000 patients and performed over 7,000 hair transplant procedures since starting his Bauman Medical hair loss practice in Boca Raton, Florida in 1997.

Dr. Bauman received his M.D. degree from New York Medical College and surgical residency training at Mt. Sinai Medical Center and Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. Dr. Bauman is one of approximately 100 physicians worldwide to achieve board certification from the esteemed American and International Board of Hair Restoration Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, and is an active participant and lecturer at numerous Annual Scientific Meetings and Live Surgery Workshops.

Dr. Bauman is an author of textbook chapters on the science of hair care and hair transplantation, including eyelash transplant surgery, and has been extensively featured in the world’s leading media as a medical expert and successful early-adopter of some of the most advanced technologies in the treatment of hair loss such as laser therapy, PRP Platelet Rich Plasma, as well as FUE hair transplantation using NeoGraft and the ARTAS robotic hair transplant system.

Dr. Alan Bauman has appeared in print, radio and television as a medical expert and successful early-adopter of the most advanced technologies in the treatment of hair loss. Appearances, interviews and profiles include the Today Show, The Early Show, Good Morning America, Extra, Access Hollywood, The Doctors, and Dateline NBC among other TV appearances. Newspaper and Magazine articles and feature stories include The New York Times, Newsweek, Cosmo, Vogue, Allure, O – The Oprah Magazine and Men’s Health among others.

For more information visit http://www.BaumanMedical.com.

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