xvision™ with Dr. Roger Sung
Welcome to a Medical Minute segment with Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group’s Dr. Roger Sung as we discuss xvision™ Spine System and using augmented reality in the operating room.
What is xvision™ Spine System?
xvision™ Spine System provides surgeons the ability to see the patient’s anatomy in real-time through the use of an augmented reality headset. This technology allows surgeons the ability to perform complex surgeries with increased accuracy and speed.
How is the xvision™ Spine System Utilized?
At Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group, the xvision™ Spine System is currently used during spinal fusions, Scoliosis, and Kyphosis procedures. We anticipate seeing augmented reality surgery systems becoming available for additional spine procedures and subspecialties in the foreseeable future.
How Does xvision™ Spine System’s Augmented Reality Technology Improve the Outcome for the Patient?
xvision™ allows surgeons to perform one- and two-layer spine fusions as outpatient surgeries, so many patients are able to go home the same day as surgery. When in the operating room, xvision™ provides surgeons the ability to work within smaller incisions, which helps lessen the damage to any surrounding musculature. Less damage to the surrounding musculature allows for a much quicker recovery time. Typical recovery time for procedures such as a lumbar fusion can vary. However through the use of xvision™, patients can return to their daily much quicker than with traditional lumbar fusion methods.
“At the risk of sounding too positive, [recovery] has been just outstanding. The day after surgery, my leg pain was gone and it hasn’t been back.” – xvision™ patient of Dr. Sung’s
The Spine Center Physician
Roger D. Sung, MD
Dr. Sung is a Fellowship-Trained and Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar, and Sacroiliac surgery, Microsurgery, and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery techniques. He also performs complex spine reconstruction using minimally invasive techniques.