Archive February 2006 VII, No. 2

Thinking of Buying...Video Towers

Consider alternative input, demonstration units and exclusive buying for your systems.

Lynne Ingle, RN, BS, MHA, CNOR

Video towers, also known as video carts, are essential to minimally invasive surgery. Whether they're supporting flexible scope gastrointestinal, gynecological or ENT procedures or rigid scope arthroscopy and laparoscopy, they're a surgeon's eyes, providing live images from inside the operative area. They're also a substantial capital investment. Given the technology options available, it's easy to spend upwards of $100,000 on a new tower or several times that if you're outfitting more than one OR. Here are a few tips to help you make the most of a monumental equipment purchase.

Arthrex, Inc.
C3 (Comprehensive Cost
Containment) Program
(800) 933-7001 x1238
www.arthrex.com
Price: based on customized specifications
FYI: The Arthrex C3 Program offers high performing digital video technology, improved surgical performance, greater OR efficiency and revolutionary reductions in per-procedure operating costs, says the company. The exclusive distributor of Olympus Imaging Systems for orthopedic specialty centers, Arthrex ensures that customers have access to the latest digital video technology.

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