Laparoscopic Smoke Evacuators
Laparoscopic Smoke Evacuators
Laparoscopy has revolutionized the execution of many types of surgical procedures. This minimally invasive technique requires only a small incision to enable the insertion of a slender tool equipped with a minuscule video camera. The surgeon can then view the inside of an internal organ via a video monitor without having to create a much larger opening, which results in less trauma to the patient's body.
The Need for Proper Laparoscopic Smoke Evacuation Procedures
Today’s surgeons know the benefits of laparoscopy well — faster recovery times, less patient discomfort and decreased risk of hemorrhaging and complications are all compelling reasons in favor of minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures. Fewer clinicians, however, are fully aware of the potential risks to their own health when performing a laparoscopy.
Without proper laparoscopic smoke evacuation, even a small procedure can produce carbon monoxide levels that exceed the EPA-recommended one-hour exposure limit of 35ppm. Other chemicals present in laparoscopic smoke include hydrogen cyanide, acrylonitrile and benzene, which is thought to be the main contributor to the potential mutagenic effects of exposure.
Each year, more than 500,000 healthcare workers including surgeons, nurses and surgical technologists face exposure to surgical smoke. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the acute health effects from surgical smoke can include eye, nose and throat irritation, coughing, headaches, nasal congestion and asthma-like symptoms. This underscores the importance of using a high-quality laparoscopic smoke evacuator during these procedures.
Mitigate Toxic Effects of Laparoscopic Smoke With a Surgimedics Machine
Surgimedics laparoscopic smoke evacuators are an essential safety feature in any surgery center that regularly performs electrocautery and similar procedures. Key features of our SurgiFresh smoke evacuator include the following:
- Low-noise operation and optional wheel cart and handle system make the unit portable and unobtrusive when working in smaller operating theaters.
- Simple controls and hands-free operation make it easy to incorporate laparoscopic smoke evacuation into your workflow.
- Powerful filtration system removes toxins as small as 0.1µ with an efficiency rate of 99.9995%.
- Filtration components have a long operational life and are easy to replace when necessary.
- Optional Armstand Assistant is fully adjustable to allow efficient evacuation of laparoscopic smoke near the procedure site.
Our Laparoscopy Smoke Evacuation Products Can Minimize Your Equipment Costs
Surgimedics is committed to offering the best value for your money. When you order laparoscopy smoke evacuation products from our easy-to-navigate e-commerce site, you can take advantage of our discounted pricing, and we often run promotions that provide additional savings. Ordering your surgical equipment from us is an excellent way to meet your healthcare organization's budgetary requirements. You'll get a top-quality, affordable product that will deliver a lower cost per procedure.
Laparoscopic Smoke Evacuation Accessories
We supply a number of additional products for laparoscopic smoke evacuation including cost-effective replacement filters for competing devices and in-line filters for wall suction systems. Not sure which product is right for you? Contact our office today, and a member of our sales team will go over your options and suggest the unit that’s best-suited to your particular needs.
Browse Our Laparoscopic Smoke Evacuator Selection Right Now
Please take a moment to review our Surgifresh Turbo Smoke Evacuation System product line. If you have questions or need assistance with ordering, feel free to give us a call at 800-645-7418. Surgimedics: Clear the Air for Safer Healthcare.