Life After Modern Spinal Fusion: This is Not Your Grandparents Back Surgery

Life After Modern Spinal Fusion: This is Not Your Grandparents Back Surgery

Many people have preconceived notions about spinal fusion surgery. Maybe you remember your parents or grandparents having one. If so – you likely think of an open-back surgery with a long recovery time, a lot of pain and restricted movement.  But that was then and this is now. In today’s era of modern back surgery,…

Global First: VSI Combines Modern Technologies to Perform Ultra-Customized Spinal Fusion Surgery

Global First: VSI Combines Modern Technologies to Perform Ultra-Customized Spinal Fusion Surgery

Reston, VA, June 26, 2023 – Virginia Spine Institute (VSI), a renowned global leader in spine care, has achieved a remarkable milestone by pioneering the use of augmented reality (AR) technology in conjunction with custom, 3D-printed implants for spinal fusion surgery. Spearheaded by internationally-recognized Spine Surgeon Dr. Ehsan Jazini, this innovative approach represents a giant leap…

U.S. Spine Surgeons Earn Top International Award

U.S. Spine Surgeons Earn Top International Award

RESTON, VIRGINIA – April 3, 2023 – Spine surgeons Ehsan Jazini, MD, Christopher Good, MD, Thomas Schuler, MD, and Colin Haines, MD of the VSI in Reston, VA, are being honored by the Global Spine Journal with its 2022 Best Paper Award for their research on augmented reality(AR). The Journal’s Editor-in-Chief has announced the paper…

Robot-Guided Technology Enhances Spinal Surgery for Patients

Robot-Guided Technology Enhances Spinal Surgery for Patients

Robotics is revolutionizing the field of spinal surgery and this innovation is making enormous differences for surgeons and most importantly – their patients. In this episode, we talk with Spine Surgeon Dr. Christopher Good, a world expert in this field. He explains the wide-reaching impact of this innovation, how it’s transforming the lives of patients…

VSI Surgeons Consulted by WTOP News on Augmented Reality

VSI Surgeons Consulted by WTOP News on Augmented Reality

Highly innovative spine surgery isn’t a thing of the future; it’s happening right here at VSI. WTOP consulted VSI’s very own Augmented Reality (AR) pioneers, Dr. Good and Dr. Jazini, to dive into the benefits of augmented reality and how it has completely changed the game for modern spine surgery. This cutting edge, minimally invasive…

As Seen on ABC News: VSI Among 1st in World to Perform Augmented Reality Surgery

As Seen on ABC News: VSI Among 1st in World to Perform Augmented Reality Surgery

VSI’s Dr. Christopher Good was among the first in the world to perform an Augmented Reality spine surgery on his patient, Trent. This new technology allows surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures which means less time recovering and less pain for the patient. Similar to a real-time GPS, this “see-through” surgery lets surgeons know exactly…

FOX5 DC Features Dr. Good’s First Augmented Reality Spine Surgery in Virginia-DC Region

FOX5 DC Features Dr. Good’s First Augmented Reality Spine Surgery in Virginia-DC Region

On October 8, 2020 Dr. Good used the groundbreaking technology to perform a lumbar fusion surgery on a 43-year-old male patient. 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.’ This groundbreaking new technology is the first…