A surgical microscope for spine surgery provides the surgeon and the assistant with an enhanced detailed view of the surgical site by delivering optimal illumination and magnification. This enables them to perform minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) with exceptional precision, focused on the diseased area while minimizing bleeding and surrounding tissue and muscle damage.
Hans Littmann benefits from the ideas of Horst Wullstein and develops OPMI 1 – a more stable surgical microscope that is easier to operate and has superior coaxial lighting to other microscopes. ZEISS OPMI 1 is the progenitor of modern surgical microscopes.
Starting in the middle of the 1970s, interested pioneers in spine surgery such as Caspar, Yasargil and Williams were the first to perform microsurgical procedures on the lumbar region with the aid of a ZEISS microscope, including the first publication of studies with over 200 patients in 1977.
With the launch of the all-new Advanced Visualization System TIVATO® 700 from ZEISS in 2018, ZEISS enables spine surgeons to experience innovations in the fields of Workflow-Enhancing Visualization, Ultimate Reach & Flexibility as well as All-Digital options.
Introducing new functionalities that streamline your surgical workflow with: Workflow-Enhancing Visualization, Ultimate Reach & Flexibility and All-Digital.
TIVATO® 700 from ZEISS – Transforming possibilities into realities.
Redefining surgical visualization with: Surgeon-Controlled Robotics, Digital Hybrid Visualization and ZEISS QEVO – the Micro-Inspection Tool.
KINEVO® 900 from ZEISS – Mastering the complex.