This surgery (performed at Reston Hospital Center – USA) has been made with the Xvision AR system from Augmedics company. It allows a less invasive operation with a shorter recovery time.
This surgical procedure, also known as decompression, creates space and enlarges the spinal canal to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. The use of augmented reality in a laminectomy makes the surgery even less invasive, which means a shorter recovery time and less pain in the healing process. The AR “Xvision”system, made by Augmedics, makes it possible for surgeons to visualize a patient’s 3D spinal anatomy during surgery – almost like they have ‘x-ray vision.’
Source: Dr. Jazini Performs World’s First Laminectomy With Augmented Reality | Virginia Spine Institute