Help Lightning

Remote expertise through the power of merged reality

Access to this ground-breaking technology is included at no cost with an InterSurgeon clinician membership. Help Lightning allows experienced surgeons to guide and interactively assist others during operations in real-time, anywhere in the world.

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What are the benefits of Help Lightning for surgeons?

In light of the pandemic, and for the foreseeable future, the conventional ways of establishing collaborative partnerships through physical visits are not going to be possible. However, because Help Lightning allows surgeons to collaborate remotely, partnerships can still develop – and more easily than ever before. Help Lightning can be used as a tool for education, mentorship and instruction – as well as for intraoperative case management. It allows both surgical planning and real-time intraoperative advice.

How does it work?

Watch this video to learn how Help Lightning works. This shows use cases in other industries – it’s every bit as useful with surgical applications and can also be used hands-free. All you need to use Help Lightning is your smartphone and an internet connection, though it can also be used with tablets, desktop computers and smart surgical glasses.

Download a beginner’s guide to Help Lightning here: Help Lightning Basic Training

Virtual help in real-time

Help Lightning uses Merged Reality to blend two real-time video streams – e.g. that of a remote surgical expert and another surgeon that needs help – into a collaborative environment. This Merged Reality allows the expert to virtually reach out and direct real surgical procedures or training.

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Use your existing devices

Help Lightning runs on your existing mobile devices (iOS, Android) or a web-browser on laptop and desktop computers.

Surgeons can now provide remote assistance as though they’re working side-by-side. They can telestrate, freeze images, use hand gestures, and even add real objects into the merged reality environment.

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Be there instantly

Help Lightning is easy, fast and intuitive.

Once you’re in a merged reality call with a colleague or customer, simply tap the mode to change how you interact. Choose whether you’re giving or receiving help, and start collaborating in seconds. Help Lightning’s unique Merged Reality can add missing visual cues, gestures, and non-verbal communication methods to any session.

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Using Help Lightning with smart surgical glasses

Take Help Lightning to the next level by pairing it with smart glasses. This innovation allows the wearer to benefit from the assistance of AI or a third-party while performing surgery. When used in conjunction with Help Lightning, smart glasses mean that another surgeon can see exactly what you are seeing and what you’re doing – and also have their hands superimposed over your field of view.

There are a number of models available from different manufacturers including VUZIX, Zebra, and RealWear.

The Advantage of Remote Expertise

Studies show that adding gestures and nonverbal clues substantially improves the speed of understanding. Furthermore, nonverbal cues are 430% more effective than verbal cues and nonverbal cues make Help Lightning’s combination of verbal and nonverbal communication up to 10 times more effective.

Sources: Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, British Journal of Clinical Psychology

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Dr. Amy Holda Gueye-Weinstein MD, MPH, FACOG

Dr. Amy Holda Gueye-Weinstein MD, MPH, FACOG

Obs/Gyn Surgeon

Columbia , United States of America


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Location address

Columbia Maryland United States of America


Dr. Gueye-Weinstein is a Johns Hopkins-trained board-certified OBGYN and a fellow of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her rigorous training has made her an expert in her field and the tertiary referral for second opinions and difficult cases. In addition to her excellent medical care, Dr. Gueye is known for her warmth, compassion, and unparalleled bedside manner. She is described as a keen listener, interested in your entire health picture so that she can better understand how to achieve optimal outcomes for her patients. She is known to deliver the type of medical care that has become hard to find.

Dr. Gueye is the founder of the HALFA non-profit organization which saves the lives of women in Africa since 2012. She is the recipient of numerous awards and conducted research at the national cancer institute on
malaria and breast cancer genomics. She is among the pioneers of the see-and-treat cervical dysplasia method used in resource-poor settings across the world, a project she headed while
still in medical school.

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Amy Holda Gueye-Weinstein

Member type

Individual independent practitioner


Obs/Gyn Surgeon


  • Non-specialist medical provider
  • Family Planning & Sexual Reproductive Health
  • Minimally Invasive Gynaecological Surgery
  • Labour Ward
  • Vulval Disease
  • Colposcopy
  • Menopause

Languages spoken

  • French
  • Wolof
  • English

Professional affiliations / memberships

  • American College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (ACOG)

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Current and past partnerships

Has current partners or past partnership experience in these countries

  • Senegal

Leads regular trips to at least one hospital/country

Offers mentorship as part of regular trips to these countries

  • Senegal
  • Gambia

I am the founder and president of the non profit organization HALFA

Conditions treated

  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Gynaecological oncology
  • Cervical malignancy and pre-malignant conditions
  • Vaginal malignancy and pre-malignant conditions
  • Breast
  • Benign breast disease
  • Breast infection
  • Cervical incompetence and pre-term birth
  • Intrauterine growth restriction and small for gestational age fetus
  • Reproductive Biology & Assisted Reproduction
  • Secondary subfertility
  • Reproductive endocrine disorders
  • Maternal Medicine
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Gestational hypertension
  • Blood borne viruses
  • Maternal Endocrine disorders
  • Family Planning & Sexual Reproductive Health
  • Contraception
  • Psychosexual disorders
  • Vulvodynia
  • Menopause
  • Paediatric & Adolescent Gynaecology
  • Congenital gynaecological anomalies including disorders of sex development (intersex)
  • Minimally Invasive Gynaecological Surgery
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Benign ovarian tumours
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Labour Ward
  • Obstructed labour
  • Management of multiple pregnancy delivery
  • Breech delivery – vaginal
  • Breech delivery – caesarean section
  • Repair of episiotomy, vaginal and anal sphincter tears
  • Spontaneous vertex delivery
  • Simple Caesarean section
  • Operative vaginal delivery - forceps
  • Dermatosese – lichen sclerosus, lichen planus, lichen simplex, eczema, psoriasis, contact dermatitis
  • Vulvular Intra-epithelial Neoplasia
  • Colposcopy
  • Human Papilloma Virus
  • Cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia

Equipment used

  • Urogynaecology
  • Vaginal pessary
  • Ultrasound machine – trans abdominal / transvaginal probe
  • Labour Ward
  • Forceps - outlet, mid cavity, rotational forceps
  • Vacuum delivery: single use, or resusable metal cup, silicon cup
  • Uterine tamponade balloon
  • Amnioscope and fetal blood sampling kit
  • Speculum
  • Family Planning & Sexual Health
  • Vaginal swabs
  • Manual vacuum aspirator
  • Minimally Invasive Gynaecological Surgery
  • Laparoscope
  • Hysteroscope
  • General gynaecology tray
  • Vulval Disease
  • Punch biopsy
  • Topical steroid treatment – creams, ointments
  • Colposcopy
  • Colposcope
  • Loop excision diathermy
  • Silver nitrate
  • Acetic acid
  • Cryotherapy device: cryoprobe
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