Parma Hospital First in Cleveland area to Integrate 3DHD Laparoscopy
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Parma Community General Hospital First in Cleveland area to Integrate 3DHD Laparoscopy into “State of The Art” 3DHD Operating Suite
Parma Community General Hospital is the first hospital in the greater Cleveland area to integrate a three-dimensional (3D) high definition (HD) surgical vision system into its operating room. The addition of the 3DHD Vision System from Viking Systems provides the hospital with a fully integrated 3DHD laparoscopic operating suite.
While surgeons performing open procedures could view a patient’s anatomy in three dimensions using their eyes, the advent of laparoscopic surgery limited such visualization to two dimensions in favor of the patient benefits offered by minimally invasive laparoscopy. Some surgical specialties have been re-introduced to the benefits of 3DHD vision through the hospital’s robotic surgical system. Laparoscopic visualization comes full circle with the introduction of a stand-alone 3DHD visualization system.
”Operating with 3DHD is the best of both worlds,” says Carson Wong, MD, FRCSC, FACS, medical director of the Center for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery at Parma Community General Hospital. “Our patients continue to experience the benefits of laparoscopic surgery, while our surgeons gain the critical depth perception we lost with conventional 2D laparoscopy.
The new 3DHD Vision System complements the da Vinci Si robot surgical platform Parma Hospital began utilizing last year. Parma Hospital has the only fully integrated 3DHD minimally invasive operating suite in the greater Cleveland area at this time.
“Parma Community General Hospital understands that being at the forefront of the technology curve is of value not only to the surgeons and the hospital but also our patients,” says Terrence G. Deis, Parma Hospital’s president & CEO. “We are pleased to be the leader in this area, and it emphasizes our commitment to providing high quality care in a more personalized, community environment.”
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