General Surgery

Unintegrated Lights above surgical team

7 Complications That Heated or Unintegrated Lights Cause During Medical Operations

By Kelly Ottaviano / September 30, 2019 / 0 Comments

The operating room is a demanding environment that requires expertise, efficiency, focus, and communication among the surgical team members. In order to ensure successful surgery, it is important to provide optimal working conditions for both medical professionals and patients. When it comes to a deep cavity, minimally invasive and lateral cases, good lighting is critical…

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The 3 Ways Better Designed Laryngoscopes Save Lives

The 3 Ways Better Designed Laryngoscopes Save Lives

By Kelly Ottaviano / May 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

Laryngoscopes are used in medical procedures where the patient’s throat or airway must be accessed. Arguably, the most important use of laryngoscopes is to aid in intubation, either in emergency situations or prior to surgery under general anesthesia. Laryngoscopes are also used during diagnostic laryngoscopies. Laryngoscopy can be performed for several reasons and allows doctors…

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The Importance of Smoke Evacuation During Surgery

By Kelly Ottaviano / December 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

Air cleanliness is essential to maintaining a safe operating environment for patients, surgeons, and clinical staff. With the rise in plastic surgery procedures, a growing number of hospitals and surgery centers are using electro-surgical units to perform these procedures. While electro-surgical units offer superb cutting accuracy, they also produce smoke plumes that could be harmful to patients…

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LED Lighting and Medical Device Trends

By Kelly Ottaviano / December 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

Healthcare facilities across the globe are replacing their halogen and incandescent lights with LED lights. From long-term cost savings to a cooler work environment, LED lighting has emerged as the dominant type of lighting found in today’s hospitals, surgery centers, and private practices. Below is a look at the key benefits of LED lighting and…

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a female doctor talking to a female patient about the risks of cosmetic genital surgery

Female Cosmetic Genital Surgery: What is it and What Are the Risks?

By Kelly Ottaviano / December 3, 2018 / 0 Comments

When you think of cosmetic surgery, your first thoughts are often of the most common ones such as facelifts, breast augmentations, or nose jobs. Because the results of these procedures are visible, people sometimes forget that there is a surgery to change the appearance of any part of the body the patient may be unhappy…

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a smiling patient feels much better about her upcoming surgery after talking with her doctor considering endometriosis

Laparoscopy for Endometriosis and How it Affects Fertility

By Kelly Ottaviano / November 19, 2018 / 0 Comments

When you have endometriosis, you may experience menstrual cycles that are heavier than usual, abdominal pain, and even infertility. And though the symptoms may be difficult, laparoscopic surgery offers new hope. Used as a procedure to both diagnose and treat certain symptoms of endometriosis, laparoscopies can decrease pain and even improve the chances of conceiving. Below you’ll…

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The Pros and Cons of a Laparotomy Versus an Operative Laparoscopy

By Kelly Ottaviano / November 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

Primary Differences Between a Laparotomy and an Operative Laparoscopy Laparotomy and operative laparoscopy both play important roles in treating women’s health issues. The primary differences between the two procedures are the type of incision created and the tools used to complete each procedure. Laparotomy is similar to many other general surgical procedures and involves creating…

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Taking the Fear Out of 3 Gynecological Surgeries: D&C, Colposcopy, and Cervical Cyrosurgery

By Kelly Ottaviano / October 21, 2018 / 0 Comments

For many women, obstetrical and gynecological surgeries can be a source of fear and anxiety. Physical, emotional, and psychological concerns can take a toll on a woman’s health before, during, and after a procedure—so it’s important to foster an atmosphere of education and understanding at all stages of a procedure. Proper preparation, education, and compassion help…

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Single-Use Medical Devices Are Often More Budget-Friendly

By Kelly Ottaviano / September 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

Proponents of reusable surgical devices often cite long-term savings as a top reason to buy reusable devices instead of single-use devices. However, these price comparisons often do not consider the cost of sterilization equipment, preventive maintenance, and replacement parts. Below is a look at the true cost of reusable surgical devices and the reasons why…

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a young woman with a sore throat in need of a laryngoscopy

What is Laryngoscopy and Who Needs This Procedure?

By Kelly Ottaviano / September 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

Laryngoscopy is a common exam performed by doctors that gives them a close-up view of the larynx and throat. The larynx is located at the top of the trachea and is your voice box. Additionally, the larynx is involved in breathing and protecting the trachea from food aspiration. It’s important that individuals keep their larynx…

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