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RGHS to unveil new high-tech operating suite

Rochester Business Journal
March 12, 2014

The new operating room features hands-free motion sensing applications, as well as high-definition visual equipment such as laparoscopes for clear resolution of inner organs during procedures along with video monitors that project images to the entire surgical team. (Courtesy of RGHS)

Rochester General Health System will unveil a new surgical suite Thursday that will include a combination of equipment, technology, patient information and new processes that complement the field of robotic surgery.

“With the range of new technologies coming into medicine, we’re dedicated to applying each element within an appropriate niche,” said John Valvo M.D., RGHS director of robotic surgery in a statement. “That allows us to provide an environment for our patients, which is safer, smarter and more secure.”

The new operating room features hands-free motion sensing applications, as well as high-definition visual equipment such as laparoscopes for clear resolution of inner organs during procedures along with video monitors that project images to the entire surgical team.

Other enhancements include more efficient LED lighting, an ultraviolet disinfectant system that reduces the risk of infection and upgrades to telemedicine processes.

The upgrades were made possible in part by a $1 million grant sponsored by former Republican Sen. James Alesi.

The unveiling of the surgical suite occurs as Rochester General Hospital approaches its 7,000th robotic surgical procedure. That ranks it among the top 1 percent of hospitals nationwide for high volume of robotic surgeries.

 (c) 2014 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or e-mail service@rbj.net.
 






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