First SA hospital to offer 3D surgical technology


By Australian Hospital + Healthcare Bulletin Staff
Friday, 07 July, 2017


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Calvary North Adelaide has become the first hospital in South Australia to adopt the latest in 3D laparoscopic imaging. This new technology provides its surgeons with greater depth perception than can be achieved with 2D systems and a precise spatial view of anatomy.

Associate Professor Sarah Thompson, Calvary North Adelaide gastrointestinal surgeon, is one of the first to use the new equipment.

“As a surgeon performing complex upper gastrointestinal laparoscopic procedures, the 3D system shortens procedure times and increases spatial awareness, allowing me to see fine detail which is not possible with a 2D system. This latest 3D technology has helped me provide increased precision and better outcomes for my patients,” she said.

Sue Imgraben, Calvary North Adelaide CEO, said, “We are proud to be at the forefront of laparoscopic technology. We have an excellent team of surgeons whose feedback on this new technology has been tremendous. We believe our investment positions us as Adelaide’s Laparoscopic Centre of Excellence, continually improving outcomes for our patients.”

Image caption: The Calvary North Adelaide surgical team conducting a 3D laparoscopic procedure on the Olympus 3D surgical imaging tower.

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