BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A first-of-its kind surgery was performed at Johns Hopkins this week.
Neurosurgeons; Dr. Timothy Witham, Dr. Daniel Sciubba and Dr. Camilo Molina performed an augmented reality surgery on a living patient.READ MORE: National Weather Service: 13 Maryland Counties Under Severe Thunderstorm Watch
During the procedure, they placed six screws in someone’s spine for a spinal fusion surgery.
This will help relieve that patient’s chronic pain.READ MORE: Firefighters Battle Two-Alarm Fire Amid Thunderstorm In Baltimore's Riverside Neighborhood
The technology used consisted of a headset with a see-through eye display that projects images of the patient’s internal anatomy, like bones and blood vessels.
The surgeons said it’s like using a GPS.MORE NEWS: High Court Marshal Seeks Enforcement Of Anti-Picketing Laws
This technology could help make procedures more accurate, less invasive, safer and eventually faster.