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Calvary North Adelaide first SA hospital to offer 3D Surgical technology

Monday, May 15, 2017
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Calvary North Adelaide first SA hospital to offer 3D Surgical technology 



The Calvary North Adelaide surgical team conducting a 3D laparoscopic procedure on the Olympus 3D surgical imaging tower


Calvary North Adelaide has become the first hospital in South Australia to offer the latest in 3D laparoscopic imaging technology for keyhole surgery.

The new 3D Technology provides surgeons with depth perception and a precise spatial view of anatomy that cannot be achieved with traditional 2D systems, allowing greater accuracy, speed and precision for keyhole surgery.

Associate Professor Sarah Thompson, Calvary North Adelaide gastrointestinal surgeon, is one of the first to use the new equipment.

“As a surgeon performing complex upper gastrointestinal laparoscopic procedures, the 3D system shortens procedure times and increases spatial awareness, allowing me to see fine detail which is not possible with a 2D system. This latest 3D technology has helped me provide increased precision and better outcomes for my patients,” she said.



Associate Professor Sarah Thompson pictured with the Olympus 3D surgical imaging system and holding the ENDOEYE FLEX 3D laparoscope


Sue Imgraben, Calvary North Adelaide CEO, says “we are proud to be at the forefront of laparoscopic technology. We have an excellent team of surgeons whose feedback on this new technology has been tremendous. We believe our investment positions us as Adelaide’s Laparoscopic Centre of Excellence, continually improving outcomes for our patients.”

As part of the transition to the new technology, Calvary North Adelaide has a team, trained by Olympus, who are proficient in teaching other staff how to maximise the benefits of the new technology.



Olympus Medical Sales Manager Richard Ogden (centre) and Olympus Representative Marita Salerno (right) with Calvary North Adelaide theatre Nurse Janine Dalby (left) just before a 3D laparoscopic procedure


Calvary North Adelaide’s procedure suite and Day of Surgery Unit includes three procedure rooms and seven theatres specialising in general / colorectal surgery, urology and gynaecology in addition to a broad range of surgical procedures.


About Calvary Health Care

Founded in 1885 by the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, Calvary is a charitable, not-for-profit, Catholic health care organisation.

Calvary Health Care's mission is to provide quality, compassionate health care to the most vulnerable, including those reaching the end of their life.

Calvary Health Care is responsible for over 12,000 staff and volunteers, 15 Public and Private Hospitals, 15 Retirement and Aged Care Facilities and a national network of Community Care Centres.

About Calvary North Adelaide

Calvary North Adelaide offers an extensive range of surgical services; cancer services including Kimberley House Day Chemotherapy Unit; Calvary Babies and Mary Potter Hospice palliative and end of life care, supported by the Mary Potter Foundation. 


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