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San Francisco Bay Area Surgeon Adopts Revolutionary ARTAS System

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Restoration Robotics, Inc. today announced the installation of its revolutionary ARTAS® System by Dr. Neal Gorrin, MD, of Gorrin Surgical. Dr. Gorrin becomes the first in the Bay Area to offer this minimally invasive robotic hair restoration option to his patients. The ARTAS System – the first and only FDA cleared physician controlled, computer-assisted technology for harvesting follicular units directly from the scalp – offers hair restoration physicians and patients unprecedented levels of safety, efficacy, and patient comfort.

"I'm dedicated to bringing our patients the most advanced hair transplant technology, and the ARTAS System represents the most current, high-tech, high precision option in the industry today," said Dr. Neal Gorrin, MD. "My personal goal is that each of my patients has the best possible experience and that I exceed their expectations," continued Dr. Gorrin.

"I'm pleased to have our ARTAS System now available in the Bay Area, right here in our backyard, with Dr. Gorrin's adoption," noted Jim McCollum, CEO & President of Restoration Robotics. "The robotic precision and minimally invasive advantages of the ARTAS Procedure will benefit many people here as well as those who come from around the world to see Dr. Gorrin."

Hair Loss by the Numbers

Over 35 million men are affected by male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia) in the United States alone.[1] Approximately two-thirds of American men will experience appreciable hair loss by age 35; by age 50, 85% will see significant loss in hair thickness.[2] Genetic hair loss, which typically begins between late adolescence and before or during middle age, is largely untreatable outside of surgery.

About Neal Gorrin, MD

Dr. Neal Gorrin, MD is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), and has over 20 years experience as a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon and cosmetic surgeon. In 2008 Dr. Gorrin completed a prestigious fellowship in hair transplant surgery in La Jolla, California, under the direction of Dr. Mel Meyer, MD. Upon completing the program, Dr. Gorrin opted to concentrate only on hair restoration and began his practice in San Francisco. In 2010 Dr. Gorrin opened Gorrin Surgical in San Carlos, Ca., a suburb of San Francisco, and has gained a highly regarded reputation for the hair restoration services they provide. They are dedicated to being on the cutting edge and offering the most advanced technology available to their patients.



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About Restoration Robotics

Restoration Robotics, Inc., a privately held medical device company, is dedicated to revolutionizing the field of hair transplantation by developing and commercializing its state-of-the-art image-guided ARTAS® System. This interactive, computer assisted system uses image guided technology and precision robotics to enhance the quality of hair follicle harvesting for the benefit of physicians and their patients. To learn more about the ARTAS System and its unique technology, visit www.restorationrobotics.com or www.artashair.com.

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[1] http://www.ishrs.org/hairloss-hair-loss-male.htm

[2] http://www.americanhairloss.org/men_hair_loss/introduction.asp

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