From ENT to gynecology to general surgery, electrosurgical “energy” solutions deliver workflow, ergonomic and cost-saving benefits.Smoke solutions help ensure energy adoption
Center Valley, Pennsylvania, January 23, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Olympus today announced the availability of several experience papers highlighting the benefits of advances in electrosurgical devices. Key to the wide range of minimally invasive surgical solutions available to patients, electrosurgical or “energy” devices are designed to enable efficient dissection and ablation of tissue. In many cases, it also contributes to improving workflow in the operating room, as described in these papers. The benefits of workflow, ergonomics, cost savings, and energy-related smoke control were discussed in these papers designed for healthcare professionals.
New Ergonomic Advantages of Energy Devices Used in General Surgery
Lena Nguyen*, DO, Gynecologist with Women’s Center Fountain Valley, Californiadescribes the ergonomic benefits of the new Olympus advanced bipolar device. July 2022 Problem of General Surgery News. Her paper, POWERSEAL™ Sealer/Divider Curved Jaw, Efficiency and Ergonomic Benefits of Using Double Action in Gynecologic Surgery, reflects the importance of ergonomics to clinicians performing frequent surgeries . She also details design elements that contribute to the improved ergonomics of this modern bipolar energy device, such as shortening the distance from the device’s handle to the jaw lever, cut trigger, and rotating wheel.
Dr. Nguyen said:1 It felt better than any other device I had used before. The grip is a good size and design. I have small hands so it made a difference. ”
A survey of surgeons performing minimally invasive gynecologic cancer surgery found that most surgeons experience physical discomfort from surgery, with female surgeons being the most affected.2
Two more clinical experience papers on POWERSEAL sealer/divider devices were recently published. General Surgery News:
Energy Advances in ENT
Another paper dealing with energies for treating sinuses, entitled ENT Practices Recognize the Clinical and Financial Benefits of a New Single-Use Debrider, states: Becker’s Healthcare staff, Based on conversations with three otolaryngologists, the clinical and economic benefits of the CELERIS™ Disposable Sinus Debrider are described.3
Physicians discussed the utility of minimally invasive techniques like the CELERIS system in shifts performing more office-based procedures. “Providing certain services in the office in a minimally invasive manner means patients can avoid the cost and inconvenience of general anesthesia.” Jordan Pritikin*, MD Chicago Nasal and Sinus Center. They also discussed the benefits of using a portable, single-use debridementer that allows in-office treatments to reduce costs for clinics and patients. The CELERIS debrider is equipped with a small, reusable power pack to provide mobility and ease of use in an outpatient setting. The CELERIS system requires no special training to use the equipment, making it ideal for facilities that do not have the same nursing staff for every patient case.Four “Most of the patients I’ve taken into the operating room have been able to transition to an office environment with the addition of this product. Shane Palavan*, MD, ENT and Allergy Center texasof Dallas-Fort Worth.
Offset energy/smoke dynamics
Adoption has increased as more medical facilities recognize the benefits of energy devices, and with that comes attention to the potential risks of repeated exposure to smoke in a procedural setting.of usato address the health risks of surgical smoke, 10 states have implemented legislation requiring laparoscopic smoke controls, and others are pending such requirements. There is a law of5,6
Jin S. Yu*, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Duke University healthcare system, Durham, North Carolinaaddressed this concern in an article in general surgery news, Titled “Managing Surgical Smoke Risk While Improving Visualization and Minimizing Patient CO”2 Exposure using the Ultravision™ system during laparoscopy. “
“Ultra Vision System7 It’s the only technology that allows surgeons to perform laparoscopy at low pressure, low flow and low CO2,” Dr. Yoo said in the article. It is part of an effort to reduce physiological stress and post-operative pain while enhancing the surgeon’s visualization and protecting operating room staff from smoke and particulates generated by surgery. “
For more information on the Olympus Energy devices included in these experience papers, please visit:
As a leading medical technology company, Olympus uses its innovative capabilities in medical technology, therapeutic intervention and precision manufacturing to help healthcare professionals deliver diagnostic, therapeutic and minimally invasive procedures to improve clinical outcomes. , help reduce overall costs and improve quality of life. Patience. Olympus’ medical portfolio includes endoscopes, laparoscopes and video imaging systems, as well as surgical energy equipment, system integration solutions, medical services and a wide range of EndoTherapy devices. For more information, visit medical.olympusamerica.com.
1. The POWERSEAL sealer/divider device is intended for single use only and is not approved for fallopian tube sterilization procedures. Additional risks include unintentional heat damage.
2. McDonald ME, Ramirez PT, Mansell M, etc. Physician pain and discomfort during minimally invasive gynecologic cancer surgery. 2014;134(2):243-247. doi.org/10.1016/j.ygyno.2014.05.019
3. As with all electrosurgical instruments, improper use of the CELERIS system can cause electrical and thermal tissue damage.
Four. Data currently filed in Olympus January 19, 2022.
Five. Everyone deserves to quit smoking OR. AORN.org.accessed January 20, 2023https://www.aorn.org/get-involved/government-affairs/policy-agenda/surgical-smoke-free-or.
6. Surgical smoke law is gaining attention all over the country. JointCommission.org.Published June 9, 2021. Accessed July 26th https://www.jointcommission.org/resources/news-and-multimedia/blogs/leading-hospital-improvement/2021/06/surgical-smoke-legislation-gaining-traction-across-the-country/ .
7. The UltraVision System is not intended for use in non-laparoscopic surgery. Contact between the ion wand and uninsulated metal instruments should be minimized to prevent electrostatic discharge. Always switch off the Ultravision Generator before removing the Ionwand from the patient.
*Doctors are Olympus paid consultants.
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