North West Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

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New surgical software at North West Private Hospital

Mar 19, 2019

New medical technology has arrived at North West Private Hospital to enhance the expanding surgical services at the site.

Olympus 4K imaging systems have been installed in the hospital’s five operating theatres, which will assist surgeons during non-invasive keyhole procedures.

North West Private Hospital CEO, Chris Murphy said: “As time goes by technology becomes more sophisticated, so it was timely for us to upgrade our systems. The benefit is that all our key specialists are able to access the technology.”

Surgeons will be able to apply greater precision during procedures, with the technology providing the ability to produce 3D images for some procedures.

It also has the capability to change the lighting within specific operating fields to give surgeons more defined images of blood vessels and nerves.

“It minimises the chance of potential nerve damage and/or accidental injury to blood vessels when they’re doing procedures, which also reduces blood loss,” Mr Murphy said.

The technology will benefit multiple specialties, including general surgery, ear, nose and throat, obstetrics and gynaecology, orthopaedics, head and neck surgery and urology.

There is expected to be an increase in the number of surgeries at the hospital, with the technology providing advanced services for patients.

The imaging software will also be installed in two new operating theatres, which are being constructed at the hospital as part of a $50 million dollar redevelopment.