Archive November 2008 IX, No. 11

The Value of Video

How surgical documentation can benefit your surgeons and your center.

David Bernard, Senior Associate Editor


Any surgical procedure that employs a scope can be documented on video. Physicians performing gastrointestinal and laparoscopic surgery, spinal and neurological procedures, ophthalmology and ENT cases all view a large part of the action through a lens, be it an endoscope's camera head or a microscope's optics. But can video documentation really attract surgeons to your facility and keep them scheduling cases in your ORs? Perhaps. As you'll see, not everyone's recording their cases, but the idea does have some allure to physicians.

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