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Westmead Private invests in industry leading 3D surgery technology

Monday, April 16, 2018
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Westmead Private invests in industry leading 3D surgery technology

Westmead Private Hospital is proud to be the first hospital in Australia and New Zealand to install the latest Olympus 3D surgical platform – VISERA ELITE II. 



Dr Brendan Ryan (right) aided by a surgical assistant, performs 3D surgery on the VISERA ELITE II platform


This new technology means that complex surgeries can now be performed with laparoscopic surgery rather than open surgery, reducing pain and recovery time. This is particularly important for complex bariatric surgery, lung and liver resection surgeries.

VISERA ELITE II restores natural 3D vision and depth perception, providing improved speed, accuracy and precision for surgical tasks. It is unique in offering a rigid 3D video laparoscope that supports seamless direction-of-view rotation to mimic the traditional camera head / telescope configuration without rotating the image on screen. This significant technological development overcomes a major hurdle to 3D adoption. It ensures a level surgical horizon is maintained at all times, while removing the learning curve traditionally associated with 3D imaging.

Dr Brendan Ryan performs bariatric surgery at Westmead Private and recently had the opportunity to use the new Olympus 3D system for gastric sleeve and gastric bypass procedures. “The increased depth of vision is amazing and makes my surgery more precise. It allows me to undertake my more complex operations with greater surety. I am so excited about this enhanced technology and am constantly impressed by the extra vision I can get,” said Dr Ryan.

Westmead Private is committed to providing the best in health care, offering surgical options that achieve the most optimal outcomes for patients.

“It is wonderful to be able to offer such cutting edge technology to our patients, which will help us deliver enhanced, faster and more effective care. Further enabling us to become the first choice for patient care in our community,” said CEO Mike Flatley.



Mike Flatley, Chief Executive Officer, Westmead Private Hospital

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