Augmented & Virtual Reality Spine Surgery: The New Horizon in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
A new technology has been brought into the operating room, and with it comes advancements that are changing spinal surgery as we know it. A device allowing neurosurgeons to use x-ray vision during their procedures, called xvision, has been introduced by Augmedics.
Similar to household virtual reality gear, the xvision uses augmented and virtual reality technology to allow doctors to see the ‘unseen’ anatomy and operating sites of their patients in 3D, and in real-time, allowing precision and accuracy in surgical navigation.
This wearable guidance technology eliminates the distraction of neurosurgeons having to refer to a separate screen during their operation. Additionally, xvision decreases the patient’s radiation exposure, often encountered during fluoroscopy-based procedures, while allowing for a 98.9% percutaneous placement accuracy for surgeons.
What Does this Technology Mean for You?
This state-of-the-art technology was made with both doctors and patients in mind. The use of this technology means smaller, more accurate incisions, it means having access to the latest technological advancements to treat your back pain, and it means being able to provide the best, least invasive surgery possible with the best outcomes for our patients.
By involving this technological advancement in your surgical plan, your neurosurgeon is guaranteeing that you are receiving top-of-the-line care. At Texas Spine Center, we believe managing your back pain calls for nothing less.
Working with Texas Spine Center
The medical team at Texas Spine Center prides itself on giving you the best medical care available, before, during, and after your treatment. Our highly-skilled staff is focused on your personalized care and recovery, and our goal is to get you back to living your life with as little back pain as possible. Contact us today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Siddiqi to discuss the treatment options that are best for you.