Dr. Bill Spear is fascinated by the physiology of cardiology. His interest in the chemical and electrical process that creates a functioning heart beat drew him into the field of EP. As one of the early adopters of Stereotaxis Robotic Navigation, Dr. Spear helped pioneer “Best Practices” which further leveraged the precision and stability of the robotic platform. As a result of his “improved clinical approach,” nearly 800 patients from his Chicago, Illinois based practice have benefited from his robotic skills.
Dr. Spear states “A great example of the improved clinical approach that Stereotaxis enables is the treatment of VT. I prefer to do complex arrhythmias, such as ischemic VT, robotically instead of manually. It has made me better at approaching these arrhythmias because of the ability to be comfortable during the procedure and to take the time to analyze electrograms, pacing maneuvers, etc., and it has improved our outcomes for VT ablation. In regard to patient care and outcomes, there’s really no argument on whether catheter ablation with a Stereotaxis system is safer than a manual ablation…. We can get the equivalent and in some cases better results with robotic technology and it’s safer for patients, especially in reducing their cumulative radiation exposure.”
We share your fascination and passion Dr. Spear and we thank you for your leading role in shaping the future for how robotics in EP can help improve patients’ lives.