Amplify Surgical has announced the completion of the world’s first endoscopic spine procedure using its dualPortal solution, a new two-portal endoscopic approach that the company says makes it easy for surgeons to learn and perform a wider range of lumbar spine procedures than with the conventional one-portal technique. .
The first dualPortal spine endoscopic procedure was performed by Don Young Park at UCLA Health (Los Angeles, USA). He said: âThe dualPortal endoscopy has completely changed my practice. Visualization is significantly improved compared to the microscope. There really is no limitation to what I can do with the dualPortal technique. The technique is really empowering and opens up so many possibilities.
Andy Choi, CEO of Amplify Surgical, added, âIt’s encouraging to see that a vision that was once just a thought has come true. The dualPortal endoscopic approach to the spine will enable many surgeons to deliver the best-in-class minimally invasive solution to more patients. It is also the most suitable procedural solution for endoscopic fusion using expandable dualX interbody implants. This marks our first step on the journey to a dualPortal-dualX endoscopic fusion and we couldn’t be more pleased with the outlook. “