New Jersey Brain and Spine Neurosurgeons Introduce Augmented Reality Technology as a First in the State

Saturday, July 06, 2024

New Jersey Brain and Spine (NJBS) has introduced a new standard in advanced spine surgery across the state, marking a significant milestone in medical technology.

The first physicians in New Jersey to successfully utilize the Augmedics xvision Spine System for spine surgeries.

The FDA-cleared system represents a breakthrough in augmented reality (AR) navigation for both open and minimally invasive spine procedures.

With over 6,500 patients treated nationally across 24 states, this cutting-edge technology enhances surgical precision by providing real-time visualization and navigation directly to the surgeon's field of view.

The system's transformative impact, likening it to a "wow moment" akin to exploring the cosmos through a telescope.

Unlike conventional image guidance systems that require surgeons to divert their gaze to a distant screen, the xvision Spine System enables continuous focus on the patient while overlaying critical navigation data onto the surgeon's view through a near-eye-display headset.

The system's accuracy and tactile feedback, which contribute to smaller incisions, reduced patient discomfort, and enhanced safety through minimized radiation exposure in the operating room.

NJBS has already integrated this technology into 41 surgeries, leveraging its capabilities for real-time instrument guidance and 3D anatomical visualization during minimally invasive procedures.

The introduction of the Augmedics xvision Spine System at NJBS reflects their commitment to delivering state-of-the-art care and pioneering advancements in surgical innovation.


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