What is MIS?
Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is done by opening small incisions and inserting miniature tools to see and operate on the pathology. With the MIS approach, surgeons can minimize the required opening to 4mm or use existing orifices such as the nasal canal as access routes. Minimally invasive surgery is considered more technically demanding than traditional open surgical methods. Surgeons and nurses are working in smaller anatomical areas while employing a mental three-dimensional picture of the patient’s body. Scalpels attached to long wands can be more difficult to maneuver than short, traditional ones, as are clips and sutures on the ends of long wands.

What are the benefits of MIS?
MIS causes less trauma often enabling faster healing, which can also mean shorter hospital stays and less therapy. Additional benefits may include minimal scarring, decreased need for post-surgical pain medication, and lesser likelihood of complications.

What are the limits of the current MIS technology?
Current MIS technology uses the endoscope, an instrument used to examine the interior of the body. The 2 main drawbacks of the current technology are the requirement for straight line access and the low quality 2D images. This means that surgeons may have a hard time accessing the pathology and limited information.

What are the alternatives to MIS?
Open body surgery using The Operating Room Microscope. Using this technique, neurosurgeons create a large opening in the skull to reach the pathology.

What is the Visionsense difference?
Visionsense has created a technology that provides stereoscopic (3D) images in a miniature package. With Visionsense, surgeons can plan the easiest access path and get a complete picture through a small opening.

What is Stereoscopic vision?
The human eyes provide the brain with two independent, slightly different images of an object called stereovision. This process leads to the sensation of depth enabling us to determine how close or far an object is. The differences in the two retinal images are called horizontal disparity, retinal disparity, or binocular disparity. The differences arise from the eyes’ different positions in the head. Stereoscopic is commonly referred to as depth perception.

Where is the Visionsense system used?
The VSiii is currently being used in many medical centers worldwide. Please contact us here.


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