CAYHILL-The St. Maarten Medical Center has acquired a Laparoscopy Tower as the newest addition to medical equipment in its Operation Room Department.
The high definition Richard Wolf Laparoscopy Tower is an upgrade in biomedical technology, a replacement for a dysfunctional existing tower. The Laparoscopy Tower is used to provide visualization of the anatomy during minimal invasive surgery.
The Operating Room department is extremely proud of the state-of-the-art equipment which was used on August 20th, for the first time.
Frank Curiel, managing director at Mederi, an Aruban-based medical distributor, affirms that the SMMC do have reason to be proud, as the hospital currently owns the most innovative laparoscopy tower in the Dutch Caribbean. Mederi provided training to the operating room staff on the best use of the user friendly equipment.
With this high definition laparoscopy tower, the surgeons can perform surgeries with better visual quality, making the entire procedure more efficient and reducing surgery time.
What is also special about this equipment is the ability to save images and videos of the procedure on a removable memory stick. This can later be used to print or save images to the patient file. Furthermore, videos of procedures can be saved and used for instructional purposes. The staff is happy with the equipment which will be a great tool in performing laparoscopic surgeries.
In photo: General Surgeon Dr. Menno Misset (center) uses laparoscopy tower during surgery, with Operating Room technician Charles Smith and Anesthesia Assistant Giovani Diran.