The ARTAS Procedure Redefines the Focus of Doctor’s Practice

Mansfield, Texas –.DATE– Restoration Robotics, Inc. announced today that Dr. Mark Bishara, with offices in both Mansfield and Southlake, Texas, will be 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 physician controlled, computer assisted technology for harvesting follicular units directly from the scalp, offering 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 will be installed in Dr. Bishara’s Southlake office, complete with the construction of a central command center allowing the doctor to control both systems simultaneously.
Dr. Bishara currently performs three-four ARTAS procedures per week 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.
“The reason to purchase a second ARTAS system is so that I can train another team and we can make ourselves available to our patients in a timely fashion,” said Dr. Bishara.  “There is certainly a huge allure to robotic hair restoration that needs little explanation to those providers who are in touch with the direct to consumer approach.  We are just trying 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.
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. 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.