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Texas Surgeon Doubles Capabilities in 2013 With Installation of Second Artas System

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MANSFIELD, TEXAS, March 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Restoration Robotics, Inc. announced today that Dr. Mark Bishara, with offices in both Mansfield and Southlake, Texas, has become the first surgeon in the United States to install a second ARTAS® System for his practice. The ARTAS System is the first and only FDA cleared, computer assisted technology that allows physicians to offer this minimally invasive robotic hair transplantation solution to their patients. The ARTAS System offers hair restoration physicians and patients unprecedented levels of safety, efficacy and patient comfort.

Dr. Bishara became one of the earliest adopters of the state-of-the-art system with his Mansfield office installation in January 2012. Now, a second ARTAS System has been installed in Dr. Bishara's Southlake office.

Dr. Bishara has performed around 12-15 ARTAS procedures per month and within three months anticipates an increase to 32 cases per month – on average. Hair restoration now represents about 70% of his practice, which he attributes in great part to the ARTAS system completely redefining his focus and adding to his practice's capabilities.

"Bringing in a second ARTAS System was the centerpiece of my new location which just opened in Southlake. The demand for robotic hair transplantation has grown tremendously since we first started offering the procedure," explains Dr. Bishara. "We want to give the consumers what they want, when they want it, and at an extremely high level of precision."

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 Dr. Mark Bishara

Dr. Bishara is a member of the American College of Surgeon (ACS), the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), the Dallas County Medical Society and the Texas Medical Association. A native-born Texan, Dr. Bishara received his Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Science at Texas A &M University and worked in multi-specialty charity clinics in underserved areas of Latin America before returning to the United States for two years of clinical training at New York Medical College. After completing a five-year residency in general surgery at Morristown Memorial Hospital, which is affiliated with the prestigious Mount Sinai Medical School in New York, he founded the American Plastic and Reconstructive Research Association, a think tank for novel concepts and respective clinical applications in plastic surgery. He also completed a fellowship appointment in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at Harvard Medical School. In addition to hair restoration surgery, Dr. Bishara's specialties include cosmetic surgery of the breast, rhinoplasty, abdominoplasty (tummy-tuck), liposuction, cosmetic surgery of the face and body contouring after major weight loss.

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 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.

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

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

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Source:Restoration Robotics, Inc.