The Emergency Department of Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center (SZMC) is making history with the world’s first AR robotic spinal surgery! After diagnosing an unstable spine fracture underwent a procedure using augmented reality (AR) to repair the fracture!
The patient was at immediate risk for paralysis and severe neurological damage. However, the doctors in Jerusalem were able to treat the patient successfully with the new technological advancement! Let’s have a look at the story and the success behind the groundbreaking surgery.
A 25-year-old patient came to the hospital after suffering a serious injury from a fall. The patient immediate diagnosis of an unstable spine fracture also put the patient at risk of paralysis. After carefully examining the patient, Dr. Cezar Mizrahi, a neurosurgeon at the spine surgery department, believed that the patient could benefit from the new technology.
They made the quick decision to treat the patient with a robot-guided, augmented reality. In performing the surgery, the team used AR-assisted imaging and a surgical spine robot. The team successfully and precisely applied the surgical screws to the patient. This is one of the most incredible achievements in health care.
The patient walked immediately and without any support after the surgery. The patient will be able to leave the hospital soon, according to the reports.
“We are so thankful for Dr. Mizrahi’s treatment. Before the surgery, we were very worried and didn’t know what would be, but it was performed quickly and successfully, and I’ve recovered faster than expected. Dr. Mizrahi regularly comes to check on me and from the bottom of my heart, I’m just so grateful,” says the patient.
Augmented Reality works by connecting digital information to real-world objects. It gives a 3D experience, allowing the users to interact with both the physical and digital environments.
“Bringing together AR and robotics in this minimally invasive technique had never been performed in surgery anywhere in the world,” said Dr. Cezar Mizrahi.
The world of health care is making some significant changes with new technology. However, this is the first time the world has seen spinal surgery done on a patient using AR and Robotics. The Emergency department of Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center (SZMC) is making history with this. The patient is able to move and walk well after the successful surgery. Success in this can lead to many great medical achievements in the future.