By Kornelis Poelstra on 2021-05-13

The Robotic Spine Institute of Las Vegas Perform First-Ever AR-Guided Robotic Spine Surgery

Dr. Kornelis Poelstra, Director of The Robotic Spine Institute of Las Vegas, recently led the first-ever back surgery procedure in the world at his spine clinic in Las Vegas, NV using an xvision augmented reality headset paired with a surgical robot.  

Poelstra’s integration of both is a game changer in the field of spine surgery. 

Normally a fairly invasive and lengthy surgery lasting anywhere between six to seven hours, this particular patient’s procedure using the xvision headset in tandem with the Mazor X robot brought the surgery time down to just under two hours.  

This is due to the fact that the xvision headset allows for the surgeon and his team to more precisely identify and pinpoint where to place the implants, in this case a proprietary superalloy MoRe® (Molybdenum-Rhenium) lower-profile 4.5mm rod, paired with the MiRusEuropa™ Pedicle Screw System. 

Read the full article at Ortho Spine News

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