Outpatient Surgery Magazine

Hot Technology Supplement - April 2018

Outpatient Surgery Magazine, providing current information on Surgical Services, Surgical Facility Administration, Outpatient Surgery News and Trends, OR Excellence and more.

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4 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • A P R I L 2 0 1 8 L aparoscopic surgery was a revolutionary idea 30 years ago. Now surgeons remove gallbladders through a single incision with instrument-wielding robots. Joint replacement patients were laid up in hospital beds for days just 5 years ago. Today they're home in time for dinner. What will be surgery's next game-changing development? You can help determine it. We need to give alternative, disruptive technologies a chance to take hold and fulfill the promise of their potential. You might compare the cost of adding a new device to the common denominator: the product or platform it will replace today. That's a fair, but incomplete assess- ment. Surgical innovation will be tempered if every decision to add new technology is based on cost alone. Give New Technologies a Chance Your willingness to trial new devices will help move surgery forward. On Point James Geiger, MD • FAST FORWARD Invest in the future of care to keep pace with surgery's rapid evolution.

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