Richmond, VA medical facility is fourth to clinically use HOLO Portal, the world’s first artificial intelligence (AI)-driven, augmented reality (AR) guidance system for spine surgery.
DEERFIELD, Ill., Dec. 13, 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 additional commercialization of its HOLO Portal surgical guidance system. The Company is pleased to report that multiple cases have been successfully performed in Virginia leveraging the HOLO Portal system, with the first case performed by Joshua P. Herzog, MD, a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon with OrthoVirginia in Richmond, Virginia.
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.
In January 2022, Surgalign 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 working to expand the system’s limited market release and intends to further increase 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.
“I am confident that the increased precision and ability of this enabling technology will improve the recovery and outcome for my patients,” said Dr. Herzog. Terry Rich, President and CEO of Surgalign, added, “Congratulations to Dr. Herzog and the team at OrthoVirginia for completing the first clinical case in Virginia with the Surgalign HOLO Portal system. The performance of the system to date coupled with the positive surgeon feedback generated by the technology, continues to validate our high expectations and drive our overall goal to transform patient outcomes with our AI technology.”
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 approximately 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, Twitter and Instagram.
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