Biomed International creates history with the installation of first 3D Laparoscopy System at the Sri Jayawardenapura General Hospital!

Sri Lanka’s leader in the realm of medical equipment and systems, Biomed International (Pvt) Ltd, recently created history with the installation of the country’s first Aesculap Einstein Vision Three-Dimensional (3D) High Definition Video Laparoscopy System at the Sri Jayawardenapura General Hospital, Kotte, a move that would revolutionize clinical practice, especially urological surgery.

The new generation three-dimensional (3D) HD Laparoscopic System has been hailed as a revolutionary “hybrid” made by combining two different elements: feasibility and diffusion of laparoscopy and improved quality of vision. In addition to shorter mean operative time, this extraordinary innovation is a revelation in clinical practice, particularly in surgery that requires complex tasks. The three-dimensional view in this all new 3D HD Laparoscopic System enables the surgical team to perform intricate and sensitive operations with ease and precise accuracy. When performing minimally invasive procedures, the sharp, three-dimensional view of the objects/organs displayed on the monitor allows the surgeon to have a much better and real-life view, thereby enhancing the success rate as well as accuracy of surgeries tremendously.

Laparoscopy is used in urology at the Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital for both kidney and prostate surgery. The ability to perform surgeries laparoscopically where the surgeon looks into a live video image is a contrast from open-surgery (laparotomy) where the surgeons would be looking down at the area of surgery, after performing a large-cut in the abdomen.

The commissioning of this cutting-edge system has not only created a new benchmark in the country’s medical technology but has added further value to the passionate healthcare services provided by the medical and nursing team at the Sri Jayawardenapura Hospital headed by Consultant Urologist and Transplant Surgeon, Dr. Niroshan Seneviratne. It is envisaged that this new 3D HD Laparoscopy System would enable the Sri Jayawardenapura Hospital to offer better patient care for both Sri Lankans and for those needing specialist healthcare services in our region.

Elaborating the many benefits of this state-of-the-art 3D Einstein Vision Laparoscopy System manufactured by B. Braun Aesculap AG, Germany which renderers many benefits for Laparoscopic Urological surgery, Dr. Seneviratne listed the key advantages of using this system as follows,

  • Better view of the internal surgical field where the procedure is being performed, allowing the surgical team to get depth-perception
  • Greater magnification and view of the urinary system, including reproductive organs.
  • The 3D HD visual system which enables easy and precise dissection of blood vessels, whilst higher magnification makes the surgeon visualize the other organs better, hence dissection becomes more meticulous.
  • The 3D system eliminates limitations in suturing structures to ensure that it remains both water-tight and blood-tight to prevent leakage of either urine or blood.
  • The 3D HD feature helps make suturing easier in Urology surgeries compared to a 2D Laparoscopy system.

The hospital also performs Kidney surgeries covering following areas where the new 3D HD Laparoscopic System would offer tremendous value.

  • Partial nephrectomy, that is the removal of a part of the kidney which bears a cancer or tumour, and preserving the uninvolved areas of the kidney
  • Nephrectomy : The  removal of healthy kidneys from donors for transplantation in recipients or removal of kidneys from diseased either due to cancer or another ailment
  • Clearing up blocks in the ureters (water pipes) that connects the bladder and kidneys
  • Prostate surgery, which is the removal of the prostate due to prostate cancer

The new acquisition whilst enhancing the success rate of surgeries would also make the life of the experienced surgeon easy, thus affording a sense of satisfaction and relief. In the case of those new and inexperienced medical practitioners who are stepping into the field of video laparoscopic surgery, the 3D HD Laparoscopic System would help expedite their learning curve whilst enhancing their professional confidence.

The all new three-dimensional HD Laparoscopic System installed at the Sri Jayawardenapura General Hospital has since taken Laparoscopic surgeries performed at the hospital to a whole new level benefiting both the surgical team as well as patients.