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Calvary North Adelaide first SA hospital to offer 3D Surgical technology

Calvary North Adelaide has become the first hospital in South Australia to offer the latest in 3D laparoscopic imaging technology for keyhole surgery.

The new 3D Technology provides surgeons with depth perception and a precise spatial view of anatomy that cannot be achieved with traditional 2D systems, allowing greater accuracy, speed and precision for keyhole surgery. 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.

Associate Professor Sarah Thompson pictured with the Olympus 3D surgical imaging system and holding the ENDOEYE FLEX 3D laparoscope

Sue Imgraben, Calvary North Adelaide CEO, says “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.”

As part of the transition to the new technology, Calvary North Adelaide has a team, trained by Olympus, who are proficient in teaching other staff how to maximise the benefits of the new technology.

Olympus Medical Sales Manager Richard Ogden (centre) and Olympus Representative Marita Salerno (right) with Calvary North Adelaide theatre Nurse Janine Dalby (left) just before a 3D laparoscopic procedure

Calvary North Adelaide’s procedure suite and Day of Surgery Unit includes three procedure rooms and seven theatres specialising in general / colorectal surgery, urology and gynaecology in addition to a broad range of surgical procedures.


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