This marks the second medical facility to clinically use HOLO Portal, the world’s first artificial intelligence (AI)-driven, augmented reality (AR) guidance system for spine surgery.
DEERFIELD, Ill., July 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Surgalign Holdings, Inc., (NASDAQ: SRGA) a global medical technology company focused on elevating the standard of care by driving the evolution of digital health, today announced continued momentum in the commercialization of its HOLO Portal surgical guidance system. The Company is pleased to report that Selvon St. Clair, MD, PhD, and a board certified orthopaedic and spinal surgeon at the Orthopaedic Institute of Ohio, performed his first case with the HOLO Portal system.
HOLO Portal is the world’s first surgical guidance system to incorporate AI and AR. This is the first clinical application of Surgalign’s HOLO™ AI digital health platform. The system’s AI processes intraoperative images to autonomously segment and label the anatomy and plan patient-specific pedicle screw trajectories that are approved by the surgeon. The HOLO Portal system uses AR to overlay the segmented AI reconstruction over the patient’s actual anatomy, providing real-time 3D visualization throughout the surgical procedure. This AR display helps surgeons visualize trajectories and guides surgical instruments.
“With previous technology the surgeon has had to process three 2D images on a monitor across the room increasing the cognitive load on the surgeon in the case. With the HOLO Portal system, the AI anatomic segmentation displayed through AR provides a 3D visualization within the surgical field. My first case was seamless—easy to setup, and the crisp holographic image facilitated precise screw positioning increasing my confidence in the system,” said Dr. St. Clair, who completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Cleveland Clinic and his spine fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine Spine Center, GA.
Dr. Frank Fumich, also of the Orthopaedic Institute of Ohio, added, “The system continues to impress me as well, but more importantly, the technology will help patients by displaying key guidance information within the surgical field with minimal distractions. We look forward to utilizing the HOLO Portal surgical guidance system as we continuously look for new and innovative ways to improve patient outcomes.”
In January 2022, the Company received U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for use of the HOLO Portal system within lumbar spine procedures. The Company is currently expanding the system’s limited market release and intends to ramp up its site locations throughout the year. As cases are performed and data is accumulated, the Company also intends to integrate new applications on its platform to advance the quality of care and improve outcomes for patients.
“Congratulations to Dr. St. Clair for completing the first surgical case in Ohio with the Surgalign HOLO Portal system,” said Terry Rich, President and CEO of Surgalign. “We couldn’t be more pleased with the performance of our HOLO Portal system to date, and the surgeon excitement generated by the technology is palpable. We believe to be on the cusp of something special here at Surgalign and look forward to bringing the benefit of HOLO Portal technology to thousands more patients to come.”
About Surgalign Holdings, Inc.
Surgalign Holdings, Inc. is a global medical technology company committed to the promise of digital health to drive transformation across the surgical landscape. Uniquely aligned and resourced to advance the standard of care, the Company is building technologies physicians and other health providers will look to for what is truly possible for their patients. Surgalign is focused on developing solutions that predictably deliver superior clinical and economic outcomes. Surgalign markets products throughout the United States and in more than 50 countries worldwide through an expanding network of top independent distributors. Surgalign is headquartered in Deerfield, IL, with commercial, innovation and design centers in San Diego, CA, Warsaw and Poznan, Poland, and Wurmlingen, Germany. Learn more at www.surgalign.com and connect on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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