WARE — Pam Wallace, RN, BSN, has been the manager for Surgical Services at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital for more than 10 years now, and during that time, she has seen the department grow and advance in terms of surgical practice and quality of care.
“We have seen tremendous growth over the years, and recently we have upgraded our minimally invasive surgery equipment,” said Wallace. “Our recent addition has the entire Surgical Team seeing things with more clarity.”
Wallace is referring to the department’s recent installation and utilization of the Stryker 1188 HD Camera, light source, and flat-panel monitor. “This is the latest technology available in a high-definition visualization platform for minimally invasive surgery, and we are just thrilled to now be able to offer such an advanced system here at Baystate Mary Lane in our two operating rooms,” she said.
According to Wallace, the 1188 HD offers superior picture quality, enhanced clarity, and more intuitive user controls. “Our surgical teams will experience unprecedented visibility during minimally invasive and endoscopic procedures, a visibility that can elevate overall surgical and patient outcomes.” The new system will be used for minimally invasive procedures performed in general surgery, orthopedics, urology, and gynecology.
The Stryker system features a high-definition digital camera, progressive scan technology, 10-bit digital processing for optimal clarity, direct fiber-optical outputs, improved resolution, nine specialty settings to enable surgical standardization, and seamless integration with existing video equipment.
“This new system allows for clearer images of the anatomy, provides technical improvements intra-operatively, and now means less time in the operating room,” said Dr. David Reynolds, chief of Surgery. “This translates to quicker recovery time for the patient, and much more efficiency for the operating room team.”