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.