WatchTower ROAM Spine Navigation System

WatchTower ROAM Spine Navigation System

Enhanced Precision, Safety, and ASC Economics Backed by Clinical Research.

Jupiter, FL – May 2024 – Captiva Spine®, a medical technology organization connecting healthcare professionals, distribution specialists, and healthcare facilities with cutting-edge spinal care technology, recently received a US FDA 510(k)-clearance notice for the WatchTower® ROAM™. This new product is a compact version of their already ASC-READY WatchTower® SNS (Spine Navigation System) platform. The debut of the WatchTower ROAM follows closely after a recently published study in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine (JNS), affirming the effectiveness of the WatchTower Spine Navigation System and its novel 2D registration of a pre-operative CT for real-time 3D surgical navigation.

A Compact, Powerful, and Cost-Effective Spine Navigation System.

The WatchTower ROAM System allows spine surgeons who service multiple operative locations, especially Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC), to have a consistent navigation platform that can be relocated to various surgical sites within the community. This can be highly beneficial when a surgeon’s surgical volume is split between multiple locations, providing an economical alternative to acquiring a navigation system at every location. The WatchTower ROAM is designed to be more transportable.

Dale Mitchell, president of Captiva Spine, expressed his excitement about the new WatchTower ROAM, “the ROAM is a significant advancement towards navigation becoming a more practical standard of care through accessibility and affordability to previously underserved facilities. By integrating the real-time 3D spine navigation software used in the WatchTower SNS, ROAM can offer surgeons an affordable, efficient,  powerful, and mobile device.”

In addition to the clearance of WatchTower ROAM, the FDA granted 510(k) clearance for calibrator compatibility with 9” and 12” C-arm image intensifiers, making the system compatible with more C-arms in more locations.

Accurate. Efficient. Reduced Radiation.

The WatchTower ROAM clearance follows closely after a study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine (JNS). The registration method and algorithm used in the WatchTower SNS system was the subject of a recent randomized study comparing it to an intra-operative CT scan-based system. A team led by Jau-Ching Wu MD, PhD, a Neurosurgeon at Taipei Veterans General Hospital and Assistant Professor at the National Yang-Ming University (et al.) has published a study in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine (JNS), Comparison of intraoperative cone-beam CT versus preoperative fan-beam CT for navigated spine surgery: a prospective randomized study,1 highlighting the clinical utility and benefits of the unique registration method compared to a commonly available intra-operative CT-based navigation platform. The study concludes that the preoperative CT-based spinal navigation system matches the accuracy and safety of the conventional CT-based intra-operative system. Additionally, it offers the advantages of a more rapid workflow and lower intra-operative radiation exposure.

The WatchTower SNS platform uses a novel 2D registration algorithm to register a pre-operatively taken CT scan using an AP and Lateral X-ray to provide real-time 3D surgical navigation.

Get Enabling Technology in Your Facility

For those interested in seeing the ASC-READY WatchTower Spine Navigation System in action, along with our range of cervical, lumbar, and SI fusion solutions, Captiva Spine® invites you to visit our website at www.captivaspine.com/spine-navigation to schedule a demonstration. We welcome inquiries from healthcare providers, surgical facilities, and distribution professionals. To get in touch with us directly, please email our team at info@captivaspine.com

About Captiva Spine, Inc. 

Captiva Spine, founded in 2007, is a privately held medical device company that brings healthcare providers, distribution professionals, and surgical facilities together with innovative spinal care solutions. With a focus on quality, Captiva Spine strives to create reliable systems that provide clinical and economical solutions to the spine market.

Captiva Spine – Navigating Today.

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  1. Published online November 24, 2023; DOI: https://doi.org/10.3171/2023.9.SPINE23422


Study: 3D surgical navigation compared to navigation systems that utilize intra-operative CT scanners.

Jupiter, FL – April 2024 – Captiva Spine®, a medical technology organization connecting healthcare professionals, distribution specialists, and healthcare facilities with cutting-edge spinal care technology, shares a recently published study in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine (JNS), affirming the effectiveness of the WatchTower Spine Navigation System and its novel 2D registration of a pre-operative CT for real-time 3D surgical navigation compared to navigation systems that utilize intra-operative CT scanners.

Enhanced Precision, Safety, and ASC Economics

Real-time 3D surgical Navigation is emerging as the standard of care in spine surgery. It has been shown to minimize radiation exposure for surgeons and staff while enhancing the surgeon’s view of the anatomy.

To date, navigation systems have relied on intra-operative CT scanning or touch registration of a pre-op CT scan to facilitate 3D navigation.  These methods of importing medical imaging into the operating room: 1) Require open exposures, in the case of touch systems, that limit the value of the technology for percutaneous procedures. -or- 2) An intra-operative CT scanner is required, which, while preserving percutaneous procedure capabilities, is cumbersome for surgical workflow and expensive for acquisition.

The WatchTower Spine Navigation System streamlines the surgical workflow by registering a pre-operative CT scan into the operating room with 2D c-arm imaging, using a sophisticated algorithm to provide real-time 3D navigation during surgery. This allows the surgeon to percutaneously navigate instruments and implants with enhanced accuracy, reduce intra-operative radiation for the patient and staff, and do so with the equipment the facility already owns, a c-arm, eliminating the need to purchase an intra-operative CT scanner.

Accurate. Efficient. Reduced Radiation. Backed by Clinical Research.

The registration method and algorithm used in the WatchTower SNS system was the subject of a recent randomized study comparing it to an intra-operative CT scan-based system. A team led by Jau-Ching Wu MD, PhD, a Neurosurgeon at Taipei Veterans General Hospital and Assistant Professor at the National Yang-Ming University (et al.) has published a study in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine (JNS)1, “Comparison of intraoperative cone-beam CT versus preoperative fan-beam CT for navigated spine surgery: a prospective randomized study,” highlighting the clinical utility and benefits of the unique registration method compared to a commonly available intra-operative CT-based navigation platform. The study concludes that the preoperative CT-based spinal navigation system matches the accuracy and safety of the conventional CT-based intra-operative system. Additionally, it offers the advantages of a more rapid workflow and lower intra-operative radiation exposure.

Captiva Spine’s ASC-READY WatchTower Spine Navigation System will be featured at the ISASS (International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery) Annual Meeting held in Miami Beach, FL, April 27-28, 2024. 

The President of Captiva Spine, Dale Mitchell, reflected on the recent JNS article, “The clinical experience documented in the recent JNS study demonstrates that excellent outcomes are achieved with the WatchTower SNS platform.  This has profound market implications as it shows that 3D surgical navigation can be performed using pre-operative imaging without touch registration or the need for intra-operative CT scanning.” 

Mitchell continued, “Eliminating the need for intra-operative scanners or open registrations for the first time provides a cost-effective navigation platform for the ASC environment and community hospital a reality.  The WatchTower SNS underscores Captiva Spine’s commitment to providing clinical and economic solutions to the market.”

Get Enabling Technology in Your Facility

For those interested in seeing the ASC-READY WatchTower Spine Navigation System in action, along with our range of cervical, lumbar, and SI fusion solutions, Captiva Spine® invites you to visit our website at www.captivaspine.com/spine-navigation to schedule a demonstration. We welcome inquiries from healthcare providers, surgical facilities, and distribution professionals. To get in touch with us directly, please email our team at info@captivaspine.com

About Captiva Spine, Inc. 

Captiva Spine, founded in 2007, is a privately held medical device company that brings healthcare providers, distribution professionals, and surgical facilities together with innovative spinal care solutions. With a focus on quality, Captiva Spine strives to create reliable systems that provide clinical and economical solutions to the spine market.

Captiva Spine – Navigating Today.

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  1. Published online November 24, 2023; DOI: https://doi.org/10.3171/2023.9.SPINE23422

Captiva Spine – left to right: Dale Mitchell, President, and Erik Gottschalk, Director of Sales.

Welcome, Erik Gottschalk, Director of Sales at Captiva Spine

Jupiter, FL – April 2024 – Captiva Spine®, a medical technology organization connecting healthcare professionals, distribution specialists, and healthcare facilities with cutting-edge spinal care technology, proudly announces the appointment of Erik Gottschalk as the Director of Sales. With an impressive track record and extensive experience in the spinal device industry, Erik will play a pivotal role in driving the company’s sales strategies and expanding its market presence.

In his new role, Erik will oversee all aspects of Captiva Spine’s sales operations, including developing and implementing effective sales strategies, fostering key customer relationships, and identifying new business opportunities. With a focus on delivering superior spinal healthcare solutions, he will work closely with the executive team to align sales initiatives with the company’s innovation and patient care goals.

“Erik’s appointment is pivotal for Captiva Spine as it launches the WatchTower Spinal Navigation System and expands its extensive implant portfolio.  Captiva Spine is poised for dramatic growth…”

“We are thrilled to welcome Erik to the Captiva Spine Team,” said Dale Mitchell, President of Captiva Spine. His proven leadership and deep understanding of the spine industry make him an invaluable addition to our team as we expand our market presence and deliver cutting-edge solutions to healthcare professionals and patients.”

Erik’s career has spanned 20 years and included sales of spinal implants and capital equipment, where he demonstrated a history of success in driving growth and developing a dynamic sales network. His expertise in strategic planning and market development will be instrumental in accelerating Captiva Spine’s sales trajectory and strengthening its position as a leader in the spine market.

“I am honored to join Captiva Spine at such an exciting time in its journey,” said Gottschalk. “I look forward to working closely with the talented team here to capitalize on new opportunities, deepen customer relationships, and drive sustainable growth in this dynamic spine industry.”

Being a part of the economic and clinical solution in an ASC landscape

Erik’s appointment is pivotal for Captiva Spine as it launches the WatchTower Spinal Navigation System and expands its extensive implant portfolio.  Captiva Spine is poised for dramatic growth, and with leadership and industry expertise, Erik is a perfect addition to assist the company in achieving new heights of success and making a meaningful impact on patients worldwide.

To take advantage of Captiva Spine’s innovative technologies and incorporate them into your healthcare offerings, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We welcome inquiries from healthcare providers, surgical facilities, and distribution professionals. To contact us directly, please email our team at info@captivaspine.com.

Invitation to Explore Spine Fusion Solutions

Captiva Spine invites you to discover our extensive portfolio of ASC-READY spinal solutions, including sacroiliac fusion, lumbar and cervical fusion technologies, and the most recent launch, WatchTower® Spine Navigation System below:

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To take advantage of Captiva Spine’s innovative technologies and incorporate them into your healthcare offerings, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We welcome inquiries from healthcare providers, surgical facilities, and distribution professionals. To get in touch with us directly, please email our team at info@captivaspine.com

About Captiva Spine, Inc. 

Captiva Spine, founded in 2007, is a privately held medical device company that brings healthcare providers, distribution professionals, and surgical facilities together with innovative spinal care solutions. With a focus on quality, Captiva Spine strives to create reliable systems that provide clinical and economical solutions to the spine market.

Captiva Spine – Strength Through Connections

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TransFasten LSF Lateral SI Fusion System from Captiva Spine

TransFasten® LSF Lateral SI Fusion System: Elevating Minimally Invasive Sacroiliac Joint Surgery

Captiva Spine®, a medical technology organization connecting healthcare professionals, distribution specialists, and healthcare facilities with cutting-edge spinal care technology, announces the launch of the TransFasten-LSF Lateral SI (Sacroiliac) Fusion System. The addition of this system marks a significant advancement that builds upon the TransFasten® SI fusion product line, adding ASC-READY flexibility for healthcare providers treating SI joint dysfunction.

The TransFasten-LSF Lateral SI Fusion System features:

  • A fully threaded, self-drilling/self-tapping bone screw with a unique design optimized for surgical efficiency and patient outcomes.
  • Helically dispersed circular fenestrations along the shaft to promote bone integration and support anatomical stability.
  • A low-profile screw head to support an MIS approach while providing the surgeon with a tactile response on insertion depth.
  • An extensive range of nine precision-machined screw lengths (35 mm – 65 mm) to offer a customized fit for individual patient anatomy.

Streamlining the Path to Recovery

The ASC-READY TransFasten-LSF system is designed to simplify the lateral SI fusion process, potentially shortening operating times and reducing procedural complexity. President of Captiva Spine, Dale Mitchell, said, “Our aim with the TransFasten-LSF was to address the challenges healthcare providers face treating SI joint dysfunction with practical procedural efficiencies. Enhancing procedural efficiency encourages optimized surgical outcomes and paves the way for quicker recoveries and better patient experiences.”

Captiva Spine’s comprehensive ASC-READY SI fusion solutions and the WatchTower Spine Navigation System will be featured at the ASIPP (American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians) in Dallas, TX, April 4-6, 2024, and the ISASS (International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery) Annual Meeting held in Miami Beach, FL, April 26-28, 2024. 

Versatility at the Heart of Patient Care

Demonstrating Captiva Spine’s commitment to contributing to clinical and economic outcomes, the TransFasten-LSF can be used independently or in conjunction with the TransFasten-PSF (Posterior SI Fusion System) for a comprehensive, hybrid approach. This flexibility ensures that the system meets the varied needs of the healthcare landscape.

The launch of the TransFasten-LSF system is a testament to Captiva Spine’s dedication to complimenting additional surgical techniques, fostering superior patient care, and improving the efficiency of healthcare systems.

Invitation to Explore Spine Fusion Solutions

Captiva Spine invites you to discover our extensive portfolio of ASC-READY spinal solutions, including sacroiliac fusion, lumbar and cervical fusion technologies, and the most recent launch, WatchTower® Spine Navigation System below:

See More Products

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ASC-Ready TransFasten-LSF Lateral SI Fusion System - Bone ScrewTo take advantage of Captiva Spine’s innovative technologies and incorporate them into your healthcare offerings, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We welcome inquiries from healthcare providers, surgical facilities, and distribution professionals. To get in touch with us directly, please email our team at info@captivaspine.com

About Captiva Spine, Inc. 

Captiva Spine, founded in 2007, is a privately held medical device company that brings healthcare providers, distribution professionals, and surgical facilities together with innovative spinal care solutions. With a focus on quality, Captiva Spine strives to create reliable systems that provide clinical and economical solutions to the spine market.

Captiva Spine – Strength Through Connections

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(WatchTower) economically solves the problem of not buying a CT scanner and procedurally solves the problem of still performing percutaneous procedures. It’s faster, cheaper, and significantly smaller than anything else that’s out there.

Dan McPhillips to Discuss the Incredible Advantages of the WatchTower™ Spine Navigation System From Captiva Spine to Both Doctors and Patients.

In the bustling heart of Los Angeles, the North American Spine Society’s (NASS) annual conference unfolded, setting the stage for an exciting revelation in the world of spine surgery. The event served as the perfect backdrop for Doctech.live’s exclusive interview with Dan McPhillips, Director of Enabling Technologies and Market Development at Captiva Spine, a medical device company that’s making waves with its revolutionary WatchTower™ Spine Navigation and Robotics System.

Doctech.live, a prominent Med-Tech Innovation Report and journalism platform sponsored by Ghost Productions Inc., had a mission to deliver cutting-edge insights into health and medicine. At NASS 2023, their mission was brought to life as they sat down with Dan McPhillips to discuss the incredible advantages that the WatchTower™ system brings to both doctors and patients.

A Leap in Surgical Innovation

The WatchTower™ Spine Navigation and Robotics System is a game-changer in the field of spine surgery. It seamlessly merges pre-operative CT scans with 2D imaging through a sophisticated algorithm, providing real-time 3D images of the patient’s spine during surgery. This groundbreaking technology eliminates the need for intraoperative 3D imaging for registration, reducing operative time and radiation exposure for patients and staff while enhancing the safety and efficiency of spine surgeries.

Dan McPhillips expressed, “So this is the WatchTower navigation system. WatchTower is unique. It uses a 2D registration method to get you a 3D navigation. So, in an ASC environment, you do not need to purchase an intraoperative CT scanner, nor do you have to do an open exposure to touch the spine or take a picture of the spine to register. It economically solves the problem of not buying a CT scanner and procedurally solves the problem of still performing percutaneous procedures. It’s faster, cheaper, and significantly smaller than anything else that’s out there.”

The Ideal Client

Captiva Spine’s ideal client for the WatchTower™ system is a surgical group or a community-based hospital aiming to provide a navigation system for spinal procedures without the need for a costly intraoperative CT scanner. This innovative system opens doors for facilities with budget constraints, enabling them to offer state-of-the-art navigation for their patients at a more reasonable cost.

Peerless Innovation

When asked about competitors, McPhillips confidently stated, “I don’t have a closest competitor. I’m peerless now. This technology is not greatly dissimilar from anything else that’s out there in terms of navigation. But where this has no peers is in how it is registered into the operating room. There’s not another system out there that can register a CT scan for a spine procedure without using touch registration or an intraoperative CT scan.”

Training Simplified

The simplicity of the WatchTower™ system extends to its training process. McPhillips explained, “Anybody can do it. This is a very, very simple registration method. It’s an image recognition software. When you are ready to start the case, you have your CT scan loaded, take an AP and a lateral x-ray, and the operator just matches the CT scan to the x-ray. It’s literally drag and drop.”

Captiva Spine’s Journey

Founded by Dale Mitchell 17 years ago, Captiva Spine has been a pioneer in workhorse technologies in the medical industry. The company has a rich history of developing cervical platting, pedicle screws, cages, and more. The WatchTower™ system is Captiva’s latest offering, and it’s poised to be a requirement in the future of spine surgery.

As McPhillips succinctly put it, “Everybody coming out of medical school and fellowships now is committed to navigation. So, if companies aren’t getting into the navigation market, they probably won’t be around for long.”

NASS: A Beacon of Progress

Throughout its 35-year history, NASS has seen its fair share of ups and downs. However, events like NASS 2023 remain crucial to the spine surgery field. The WatchTower™ Spine Navigation and Robotics System, with its precision and radiation reduction capabilities, exemplify the progress that NASS helps foster in the industry.

In conclusion, Captiva Spine’s WatchTower™ Spine Navigation and Robotics System represents a significant leap in spine surgery technology. Its advantages for both doctors and patients are undeniable, and its simplicity and affordability make it a game-changer for surgical groups and hospitals alike. With no close competitors, this innovation shines as a beacon of progress at events like NASS, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the field of spine surgery.

Get Enabling Technology in Your Facility

To schedule a demonstration of the WatchTower Spine Navigation System and our range of spinal and SI fusion options, please visit www.captivaspine.com/spine-navigation

 

This article was initially posted on DOCTECH.LIVE.

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To take advantage of Captiva Spine’s innovative technologies and incorporate them into your healthcare offerings, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We welcome inquiries from healthcare providers, surgical facilities, and distribution professionals. To get in touch with us directly, please email our team at info@captivaspine.com

About Captiva Spine, Inc. 

Captiva Spine, founded in 2007, is a privately held medical device company that brings healthcare providers, distribution professionals, and surgical facilities together with innovative spinal care solutions. With a focus on quality, Captiva Spine strives to create reliable systems that provide clinical and economical solutions to the spine market.

Captiva Spine – Navigating Today.

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Daniel McPhillips
Director of Enabling Technologies & Market Development
561-277-9480 ext. 706


Captiva Spine WatchTower Spine Navigation in an ASC with Dr. Jonathan Hyde

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Navigation in an ASC with Dr. Jonathan Hyde

WatchTower™ SNS – Spine Navigation System: Elevating Spinal Procedures with Breakthrough Technology.

Captiva Spine®, a medical technology organization connecting healthcare professionals, distribution specialists, and healthcare facilities with cutting-edge spinal care technology, announced the completion of their first Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) navigated MIS lumbar fusion series in the U.S. The navigated lumbar spine fusion case series, completed by Dr. Jonathan Hyde of Miami Spine Specialists, was powered by Captiva Spine’s state-of-the-art WatchTower™ Spine Navigation System (a U.S. FDA regulatory-cleared system). The WatchTower system’s capabilities support an efficient and economical navigation solution for ASCs and community hospitals performing lumbar spine and sacroiliac joint fusion surgery.

Navigating Today by Charting New Territories in Lumbar Spine Navigation Procedures.

Real-time 3D surgical Navigation is rapidly emerging as the standard of care in spine surgery. It has been shown to minimize radiation exposure for surgeons, staff, and patients while enhancing the surgeon’s view of the anatomy and minimizing risks of implant malposition.

The WatchTower Spine Navigation System streamlines the surgical workflow by registering a pre-operative CT scan with 2D c-arm imaging, using a sophisticated algorithm to provide real-time 3D navigation during surgery. This allows the surgeon to percutaneously navigate instruments and implants with enhanced accuracy and precision while reducing radiation exposure to the patient and entire staff.

“The ASC-READY WatchTower Spine Navigation System removes the necessity for additional expenditure of an intraoperative CT scanner… WatchTower is becoming a cost-effective choice for ASCs and community hospitals.”

Dr. Jonathan Hyde, a renowned orthopedic spine surgeon with expertise in minimally invasive spine surgery techniques, expressed that “the most significant benefit of the WatchTower Spine Navigation System is its ability to negate the need for intraoperative CT scanning or open touch or photographic registration. We can eliminate the surgical disruption and delays of intraoperative CT scans or open exposures with just two X-rays and a pre-operative CT scan. WatchTower’s navigation capabilities offer a degree of intraoperative clarity and guidance that will benefit even the most capable surgeons.”

Aiming to Improve Surgical Workflows and Safety with Spine Navigation.

Beyond precision, the WatchTower Spine Navigation System addresses longstanding challenges in navigated spine surgeries: the need for intraoperative CT scanning or open registration. By eliminating these requirements, the system preserves the potential for percutaneous procedures and reduces operative times and radiation exposure while dramatically reducing facility costs.

“We are deeply committed to pushing the boundaries in spine care by being a clinical and economical solution for facilities,” says Dale Mitchell, Captiva Spine President. “The ASC-READY WatchTower Spine Navigation System removes the necessity for additional expenditure of an intraoperative CT scanner, doing away with such costly and cumbersome imaging equipment and preserving percutaneous procedure potential.  WatchTower is becoming a cost-effective choice for ASCs and community hospitals.”

Get Enabling Technology in Your Facility

To schedule a demonstration of the WatchTower Spine Navigation System and our range of spinal and SI fusion options, please visit www.captivaspine.com/spine-navigation

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To take advantage of Captiva Spine’s innovative technologies and incorporate them into your healthcare offerings, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We welcome inquiries from healthcare providers, surgical facilities, and distribution professionals. To get in touch with us directly, please email our team at info@captivaspine.com

About Captiva Spine, Inc. 

Captiva Spine, founded in 2007, is a privately held medical device company that brings healthcare providers, distribution professionals, and surgical facilities together with innovative spinal care solutions. With a focus on quality, Captiva Spine strives to create reliable systems that provide clinical and economical solutions to the spine market.

Captiva Spine – Navigating Today.

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Daniel McPhillips
Director of Enabling Technologies & Market Development
561-277-9480 ext. 706

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Captiva Spine WatchTower Spine Navigation First Case in US using enabling technology

Captiva Spine WatchTower Spine Navigation First Case in US using enabling technology

WatchTower™ Spine Navigation and Robotics: Sophisticated 2D Registration Algorithm Eliminates the Need for Intraoperative 3D Imaging

Captiva Spine, a spinal technology organization dedicated to providing clinical and economical solutions in spine care, announced the completion of the first U.S. cases series using their new state-of-the-art WatchTower Spine Navigation System. The surgeries were performed by Dr. Hunaldo Villalobos of the Central Florida Neurosurgery Institute at facilities in the Orlando, FL, area.

The WatchTower Spine Navigation and Robotics Systems streamline the surgical workflow by merging a pre-operative CT scan with 2D imaging using a sophisticated algorithm to provide real-time 3D images of the patient’s spine during surgery. This allows the surgeon to navigate the spine with enhanced accuracy and precision, intended to improve patient outcomes and reduce the risk of complications. Additionally, the system eliminates the need for intraoperative 3D imaging for registration, minimizing operative time and radiation exposure for patients and staff and enhancing the safety and efficiency of spine surgeries.

“A fast, accurate, and inexpensive system makes navigation equipment installation at an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) feasible.”

“Captiva Spine’s WatchTower will be a game-changer for facilities doing spine surgery.” Said Dr. Hundaldo Villalobos.  “The system’s ability to register without relying on intraoperative CT scans or surface mapping through an open exposure makes it highly efficient and able to transform procedural workflow.” Dr. Villalobos further mentioned, “Speed of workflow was very impressive, including a decrease of set up time and implementation for the entire staff. Having a fast, accurate, and inexpensive system makes navigation equipment installation at an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) feasible.”

Dale Mitchell, President of Captiva Spine, expressed excitement over the first US cases with the WatchTower Spine Navigation System, stating, “We are thrilled to see our technology making a real impact in the operating room. Our team has worked tirelessly to bring this system to market and ensure its sophisticated technology is still practical and easy to use.  This milestone reinforces our vision of providing clinical and economical solutions to the market.”

Get Enabling Technology in Your Facility

WatchTower Spine Navigation System US placements will be available by the end of 2Q23. For more information about the Captiva Spine WatchTower Spine Navigation and Robotics System and our other spinal fusion solutions, please visit www.captivaspine.com/spine-navigation

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To take advantage of Captiva Spine’s innovative technologies and incorporate them into your healthcare offerings, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We welcome inquiries from healthcare providers, surgical facilities, and distribution professionals. To get in touch with us directly, please email our team at info@captivaspine.com

About Captiva Spine, Inc. 

Captiva Spine, founded in 2007, is a privately held medical device company that brings healthcare providers, distribution professionals, and surgical facilities together with innovative spinal care solutions. With a focus on quality, Captiva Spine strives to create reliable systems that provide clinical and economical solutions to the spine market.

Captiva Spine – Navigating Today.

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Daniel McPhillips
Director of Enabling Technologies & Market Development
561-277-9480 ext. 706

This Press Release is also featured on: PrWeb.com, OrthoSpineNews.com, Orthoworld.com, Spine-Market.com, SPINEMarketGroup           


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WatchTower™ Spine Navigation and Robotics: Expanding Management Team

Captiva Spine is a medical device organization located in Jupiter, Florida, dedicated to delivering smart, elegant, and intuitive spinal fusion solutions. Today Captiva Spine announced the expansion of its management team to accelerate the roll-out of its WatchTower Spine Navigation and Robotic System. Daniel McPhillips has joined Captiva Spine as the Director of Enabling Technologies and Market Development. “Dan will be a great asset to the roll-out of the WatchTower Spine Navigation and Robotics System,” said Dale Mitchell, President of Captiva Spine. “Dan has been at the forefront of numerous technological inflection points in the spine market going back to the first MIS pedicle screw systems and cage IDE/PMAs. His most recent experience focused on innovations in percutaneous interbody fusion.”

The WatchTower Spine Navigation System promises to provide surgeons with a next-generation navigation and robotics system for the Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) and specialty hospital. WatchTower Spine Navigation eliminates the need for inter-operative CT imagery. This offers exceptional procedural efficiency, radiation safety, and a cost-effective navigation solution for these new service sites. The spine navigation system has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) and is available for commercial use.

The WatchTower Spine Navigation and Robotics System eliminates the need for intraoperative CT imagery. This offers exceptional procedural efficiency, radiation safety, and cost-effective navigation…

“Spinal fusion procedures have become less invasive and post-operative significantly more effective, making same-day lumbar fusion surgery a reality,” said Dan McPhillips. “This, along with the recent changes in the CMS in-patient-only list, makes ASC MIS spinal fusion a real opportunity for surgeons and patients. I am excited to join Captiva because the WatchTower Spine Navigation and Robotics System offer advanced spine navigation capabilities yet are economically practical for the ASC setting.”

Vertical Integration at Captiva Spine

“At Captiva Spine, we always strive to provide smart, elegant, and intuitive spinal solutions, but more than that, we are working to provide a solid vertically integrated procedural platform,” said Dale Mitchell. The WatchTower System is a synergistic addition to support our newest generation TowerLOX-EXT MIS Extended Tab Pedicle Screw System and TransFasten Posterior SI Joint Fusion System.

TowerLOX-EXT is the next-generation extended tab MIS screw system from Captiva Spine. It affords the surgeon the state-of-the-art MIS extended tab design they expect with significantly more reduction and spinal re-alignment utility than other systems on the market. 

The TransFasten Posterior SI Fusion System is a unique approach to posterior MIS sacroiliac joint fusions, offering increased efficiency while reducing the invasiveness of traditional sacroiliac joint fusions. The system’s patented carpentry has been developed to ensure ease of use, immediate stabilization of the motion segment, and an optimal environment for fusion. Experience the benefits of TransFasten for yourself and discover how our innovative system may help achieve the results patients are looking for.

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To take advantage of Captiva Spine’s innovative technologies and incorporate them into your healthcare offerings, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We welcome inquiries from healthcare providers, surgical facilities, and distribution professionals. To get in touch with us directly, please email our team at info@captivaspine.com

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About Captiva Spine, Inc. 

Captiva Spine, founded in 2007, is a privately owned medical device company that brings healthcare providers, distribution professionals, and surgical facilities together with innovative spinal care solutions. With a focus on quality, Captiva Spine strives to build and maintain sincere, honest, and collaborative relationships to earn mutual trust and openness. By doing so, we aim to become the preferred provider of smart, elegant, and intuitive spine care solutions.
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Daniel McPhillips
Director of Enabling Technologies & Market Development
561-277-9480 ext. 706

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Spine Navigation and Robotics: Exclusive Strategic Partnership 

Captiva Spine is a medical device organization located in Jupiter, Florida, dedicated to delivering smart, elegant, and intuitive spinal fusion solutions. They announced today its long-term exclusive strategic partnership with REMEX Medical, a developer of advanced navigation and robotics technologies located in Taichung, Taiwan; for real-time 3D spine navigation with future developments in practical robotic solutions.

Captiva Spine looks forward to serving the substantial demand and need for both navigation and surgical robots for spinal applications. For underserved hospitals and Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) throughout the U.S., this technology will serve as a platform to expand the company’s products and services with enhanced enabling technology to support MIS technology.  Specifically, Captiva Spine will be starting with their CapLOX Pedicle Screws, TowerLOX-EXT MIS Extended Tab Pedicle Screws, and TransFasten Posterior SI joint fusion system.

Future Developments in Spine Navigation and Robotics

Nelson Lin, CEO of REMEX Medical, said, “we are very pleased to enter the US marketplace with our new strategic partner, Captiva Spine. We share an enthusiasm and commitment to providing ongoing advancements for the betterment of spine care. REMEX has been researching and developing this platform for eight years with proven clinical performance.”

The navigation system has 510(k) clearance from the FDA ( U.S. Food and Drug Administration) and is available for commercial use. The navigation unit is a small on-site unit for more facilities looking to take advantage of the benefits of readily available, easy-to-use spine navigation. This model offers physicians, orthopedics, and neurosurgeons easy-to-use, cutting-edge technology to pre-plan and visualize their surgical approach. This platform utilizes preoperative CT scans and rapid intraoperative registration for accurate real-time 3D navigation with limited radiation exposure to staff and patients.

Cost-Effective, Real-Time 3D Navigation and Robotics that’s user-friendly

The spine navigation platform will be demonstrated at Captiva Spine’s booth (#3731) at the 2022 North American Spine Society (NASS) Annual Meeting, in Chicago, IL, October 12-14.

“This platform for spine navigation helps fulfill our commitment to being a clinical and economical solution with advanced enabling technology for spine care,” said Dale Mitchell, President of Captiva Spine. “We plan to have a technically advanced navigation platform to improve spine procedural efficiency and be economically feasible for the growing number of ASCs and specialty hospitals throughout the United States,” Mitchell continued.

Improving and Expanding the Spine Navigation Platform

Spine Navigation allows surgeons to oversee the precise placement of MIS pedicle screws while situated directly at the operation site, guided by navigation technology. “Our goal is to provide a technology for reproducibility of screw accuracy and placement with higher confidence and safety in difficult areas is also a goal in mind, as well as improving screw insertion times, especially in cases of difficult anatomy,” said Mitchell.

Captiva Spine is planning to expand the system’s capabilities to include robotics. Both platforms are intended to improve the reproducibility and accuracy of applicable procedures to meet the growing demand for enabling solutions worldwide.

Inquiries from physicians and industry professionals looking to incorporate intelligent and innovative technologies into their offerings are always welcome. Captiva Spine can be contacted directly by phone at 561-277-9480. 

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About Captiva Spine, Inc. 

Captiva Spine is a privately owned medical device organization founded in 2007.  Captiva Spine supports spine surgeons, tenured spine distributors, and healthcare facilities.  In providing patients with progressive spinal care and an obsessive focus on quality, they strive to create and maintain sincere, honest, collaborative relationships. Valuing their relationships fosters the mutual trust and openness needed for Captiva Spine to be a conduit of high-quality, smart, elegant, and intuitive patient solutions. Captiva Spine operates as a family of industry professionals that take pride in delivering these solutions responsibly and ethically. While never losing sight of what they refer to as the Human Factor, they find joy in their daily lives and serve the needs of their customers with sincere, professional enthusiasm.


TransFasten Posterior SI Fusion System Quadracentric Sacroiliac Joint Site Preparation

TransFasten Posterior SI Fusion System Quadracentric Sacroiliac Joint Site Preparation

TransFasten® Posterior SI  Fusion System 

Captiva Spine, Inc., developer and distributor of intuitive spine fusion devices, announced today they received “Notice of Allowance by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTOfor their patent on a novel posterior sacroiliac (SI) joint fusion System named TransFastenSpecifically, the system’s precision form of Quadracentric carpentry which prepares the sacroiliac joint intended for an easy, safe, and repeatable SI joint fusion surgery.  

Recognizing the growing adoption of SI fusion procedures, we are committed to the continued development of differentiated and proprietary devices that clearly provide incremental improvement. This patent marks another milestone for Captiva Spine’s growing patent portfolio,” said Dale Mitchell, President of Captiva Spine. TransFasten’s form of carpentry is truly aligned with key principles of achieving ease of use, stabilization, and fusion while utilizing a safe posterior approach. 

Posterior SI Joint Fusion – Proprietary Technique

TransFasten Posterior SI Fusion System Quadracentric Sacroiliac Joint Site Preparation

“…many will bring this procedure to their practice simply for the safety of the posterior approach coupled with this unique approach to SI joint fusion site preparation.

The TransFasten technique is intended to provide stabilization of the SI joint, with minimal disruption to anatomy, in a minimally invasive procedure. This patented Quadracentric site preparation is a form of mortise and tenon carpentry and requires one implant; many other systems require multiple implants or large screws.  TransFasten is a precision-machined allograft with a large graft window that precisely fits within the sizeable cross-joint decortication for creating biologic fusion. This posterior procedure provides a safe approach to dock minimal instrumentation. It prepares the SI joint sitwhich includes the richest proliferation of osteogenic cells while placing the implant in a predetermined position Altogether, TransFasten may potentially reducoperating room and fluoroscopy time.  

As Captiva Spine continues to introduce TransFasten, many will bring this procedure to their practice simply for the safety of the posterior approach coupled with this unique approach to SI joint fusion site preparation, said Dr. Robert E. Lins, The Center for the Bone & Joint Surgery, and inventor of TransFasten. Because the sacroiliac joints transfer forces from the upper body to the lower extremities, they are subject to trauma and chronic degenerative changes. I truly believe the TransFasten procedure will enable the medical community to better serve their patients suffering these degenerative changes in the future.”  

Inquiries from physicians and industry professionals looking to incorporate intelligent and innovative technologies into their offerings are always welcome. Captiva Spine can be contacted directly by phone at 561-277-9480. 

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About Captiva Spine, Inc. 

Captiva Spine is a privately-owned medical device organization founded in 2007.  Captiva Spine supports spine surgeons, tenured spine distributors, and healthcare facilities in providing patients with progressive spinal care and an obsessive focus on quality; they strive to create and maintain sincere, honest, collaborative relationships. Above all else, valuing their relationships fosters the mutual trust and openness needed for Captiva Spine to be a conduit of high quality, smart, elegant, and intuitive patient solutions. Captiva Spine operates as a family of industry professionals that take pride in delivering these solutions responsibly and ethically while never losing sight of what they refer to as the Human FactorFinding joy in their daily lives and serving the needs of their customers with sincere, professional enthusiasm. 


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