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Manager's Guide to Abdominal Surgery - March 2014

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4 0 S U P P L E M E N T T O O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | M O N T H 2 0 1 4 T he surgical site is marked. The patient's been draped. The time out has been performed. Has anyone checked if the patient's position and the table's setup will give the surgeon the access he needs and the comfort he deserves? Both are criti- cal but often overlooked factors in the successful outcomes of laparoscop- ic cases. Helpful force Obviously, properly posi- tioning the patient addresses a number of safety issues, but from the surgeons' perspec- tives, it's important that patients are placed in ways that let them easily reach all areas of the abdomen. Gravity plays a part in this effort. During laparoscopy cases, sur- geons rely on its force to retract the mobile struc- tures of the abdomen: the stomach or large and small bowel, for example, which is difficult if not impossible to retract by conventional means. A table that's easily maneuverable — tilted to T A B L E S Don't overlook its role in improving surgical access. How Important Is the Table, Really? Ramon Berguer, MD, FACS Martinez, Calif. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN CENTER OF THE ACTION The table's setup should align with surgeon comfort and optimal abdominal access. A new benchmark in versatility, the YUNO OTN operating table offers orthopedic, trauma, and neurosurgeons unrivaled patient positioning and state-of-the-art technology. Versatile design for three disciplines Exceptional imaging field for unobstructed visualization Ergonomic design for enhanced surgeon comfort Easy and quick configuration for cost-effective workflows TWO ROTATOR CUFF REPAIRS, ONE KNEE ARTHROPLASTY, TWO SPINAL FUSIONS, AND A PELVIC PROCEDURE... JUST ANOTHER DAY WITH YUNO. When it's time to operate, this table is ready for anything. Explore YUNO yunotable.com MAQUET is a registered trademark of MAQUET GmbH • Copyright MAQUET Medical Systems USA or its affiliates. • CAUTION: Federal (US) law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician. Refer to Instructions for Use for current indications, warnings, contraindications, and precautions. MCV00009107 REVB www.maquetusa.com MAQUET will donate $250 to Make-A-Wish ® for any single purchase order of $50,000 or more (before tax, shipping and install) received between March 1, 2014 and February 28, 2015, with a minimum guaranteed contribution of $50,000, up to a maximum of $150,000. For more information about Make-A-Wish visit wish.org. YUNO OTN. One table for all your OR needs. 1403_AbdominalSurgeryGuide_Layout 1 2/24/14 10:36 AM Page 40

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