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Olympus Endoscopy Equipment

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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TITLE: Val Verde Regional Medical Center Acquires New Endoscopy Equipment

VVRMC recently purchased state-of-the-art Olympus endoscopy equipment. An endoscopy is any visual exam of the inside of a body’s canal or hollow organ using an endoscope (a flexible tube with a video camera and light on the end). Endoscopies are useful in diagnosing various issues in the digestive tract and can also be used to do surgeries. The endoscope is generally inserted through a natural body cavity so is minimally invasive. High quality equipment will help VVRMC surgeons, Terry Lindsey, M.D. and Mark Manning, M.D. perform procedures in less time and with greater satisfaction for both the physician and the patient.

All endoscopic specialties will be converted to the new equipment. This means all endoscopy equipment systems will be integrated. Instead of multiple systems, made by different manufacturers, everything will be standardized. Olympus is the first and only video manufacturer that has innovated a technology that consolidates and unifies all surgical gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy video procedural requirements into one complimentary video system.

There are several advantages to this unifying video technology. Fewer video towers decrease the space needed for storage. Uniformity of user knowledge is maximized across the surgical and GI endoscopy enterprise by virtue of the fact that regardless of any given surgical procedure or GI endoscopy procedure the video equipment setup is essentially the same. This makes it faster and easier. In turn this also means a quicker procedural turn around and greater physician and patient satisfaction. Because of the universal nature of each Olympus video tower they compliment one another giving equipment cross coverage. Should any one tower be down for temporary repair, another can easily fill in.

VVRMC Surgical Director Mary Sartor said, “This equipment is very beneficial for everyone in the community. We are offering state-of-the-art, high tech equipment which will make endoscopic procedures more efficient and precise.”