Raulerson Hospital March 11, 2016

Okeechobee, FL — Raulerson Hospital is among the first hospitals in the Treasure Coast to acquire the articulating, high-definition, 3D surgical video system from Olympus. Surgical video systems, through the collaborative use of a video processor, light source, laparoscope and monitor, enable surgeons to peer inside the human body to diagnose, detect and treat a range of diseases and conditions using a minimally invasive approach.

Raulerson Hospital offers laparoscopic options for many surgeries including: gall bladder removal, appendectomy, hysterectomy as well as other general and gynecological procedures. Laparoscopy is performed through small incisions made in the abdomen or pelvis. A videoscope (laparoscope with a miniature camera built into its tip) allows the surgeon to view the surgery site during an operation. Laparoscopy has become increasingly common in hospitals. Compared to open surgery, a laparoscopic approach offers reduced pain, less bleeding, shorter recovery times and better cosmetic results, all due to the smaller incision sites.

Surgeons lose some of the natural depth perception and precision when migrating from open surgery to laparoscopic surgery. The videoscope provides three-dimensional, high-definition images that help restore the surgeon's natural 3D vision and depth perception. Its articulating-tip design makes it possible to view the desired organs and see areas not previously accessible with standard rigid laparoscopes. The result for the surgeon is better sight lines, the ability to peer around anatomical structures and performing more precise surgeries.

"The surgical precision I'm able to achieve with the new high definition 3D system is exceptional, helping me to obtain the critical views I need with a depth perception that is not possible with traditional 2D systems," says Dr. Carlos Alejo, General Surgeon at Raulerson Hospital.

Raulerson Hospital CEO, Robert Lee noted, "The acquisition of this new system will help us achieve our goals to enhance our diagnostic capabilities, and foremost, deliver world-class care to our patients. With this advanced technology, we may be able to provide our patients with more accurate diagnoses, shorten their operation times and improve their overall procedural experience."

By acquiring the new surgical video system, Raulerson Hospital is able to further its commitment to providing premier care for its patients. For more information about Raulerson Hospital's new 3D surgery capabilities, please call 863-763-9228 or visit RaulersonHospital.com