Spine Surgery

With the increase in life expectancy worldwide, the incidence of spinal disorders is also on the rise. Surgical treatment is increasingly moving away from traditional open surgery towards minimally invasive surgical techniques. This offers patients such benefits as minimal muscle damage, less pain, and faster rehabilitation.1

A pioneer in the field of endoscopic imaging, KARL STORZ has developed a wide range of solutions for spine surgery. With the VITOM 3D, KARL STORZ expands its portfolio with a system for the exoscopic display of the surgical field for open surgical interventions using a minimally invasive approach.

Kim et al.: Evolution of Spinal Endoscopic Surgery, Neurospine, 2019, March 31, 6-14


VITOM® 3D – 3D Visualization for Open Spine Surgery

The VITOM® 3D system provides many surgical disciplines with a solution for the visualization of microsurgical and open surgical interventions. Application possibilities are similar to that of the operating microscope.1 The most important functions are controlled via the IMAGE1 PILOT, which is mounted on the OR table in the direct vicinity of the surgeon.

  • Smaller, lighter and more compact than an operating microscope2
  • Lower acquisition costs and creates synergistic effects with endoscopy by using the same video tower – thus combining the benefits of endoscopy and microscopy1
  • Ergonomic work – the user is not confined to the eyepiece1 
  • Improved workflow – the OR team can view the procedure in the same image quality as the surgeon1

1 Oertel: Vitom-3D for Exoscopic Neurosurgery: Initial Experience in Cranial and Spinal Procedures, World Neurosurgery (105), September 2017, p. 161
2 Siller: A high-definition 3-dimensional exoscope as an alternative to the operating microscope in spinal microsurgery