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High-Definition Medical Video Technology

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center houses the most technologically-advanced thoracic surgical operative suite in the country and is staffed by a dedicated team of specially trained registered nurses and surgical technologists.

The operative suite is designed specifically for minimally invasive thoracic surgical approaches and enhances our ability to treat lung cancer, GERD, achalasia, benign esophageal tumors and hyperhydrosis. The suite is also particularly useful for interventional bronchoscopy, intraoperative fluoroscopy, laser, cardiopulmonary bypass and photodynamic therapy (PDT).

The Suite is equipped with state-of-the-art, high definition medical video, a technology that facilitates minimally invasive surgical procedures by affording surgeons an enhanced view of patient anatomy. The technology also permits a greater depth of view, yielding an improved “3-D” effect, helping surgeons to complete delicate procedures with minimally invasive techniques. This provides the opportunity for a speedier and more comfortable recovery for patients with fewer side effects.

“The HD technology provides a much better, clearer, sharper picture that allows us to see incredible details. Some of our procedures require the ability to see tissue only as thick as a few layers of cells, and this system easily allows us to see the smallest of structures,” explains Dr. Taine Pechet, a thoracic surgeon who regularly performs surgery in the advanced operating room. “Anyone who has experienced the amazing images with high definition TV at home will be able to appreciate the difference,” says Dr. Pechet.


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