Ideal as heads up display for robotic surgical systems
Ideal surgical display for robotic surgeries
Ideal for documenting vivid surgical images
There is immense value in providing everyone in the room with the same vantage point and vision. Everyone in the OR can visualize better- with more depth and precision
Dr Darin Swainston
MD, FACOG, Director of Robotics at Summerlin Hospital and GME OBGYN at MountainView Hospital, Las Vegas, Nevada
Sony’s 55-inch and 31-inch 4K 3D medical displays are being used in conjunction with the Da Vinci robotic system to give an immersive view of intricate procedures in vivid 4K 3D. The large displays let assistant surgeons and nurses in the OR experience the same live view that the surgeon is seeing in the robotic console. The combination offers clinical teams at MountainView Hospital in Nevada improved workflow efficiency and the potential for better patient outcomes.
“Traditionally, there has been a disconnect when assists or guests watch a surgery on 2D monitors” explains Dr Swainston, director of robotics at Summerlin Hospital and GME OBGYN at MountainView Hospital. “When you have a monitor in the room showing 3D, the clarity of the visuals blows the viewer’s mind. The assist will potentially do a better job if they see in 3D and guests coming to learn from the procedure can do better if they can see it in 3D. Everyone in the OR can visualise better with more depth and precision: using a display allows for more eyes to be watching. I believe this benefits the patient and reduces the possibility of injury or complications after the surgery.”
Dr Alex Lesani is a urologist with Las Vegas Urology who also uses the Sony and Intuitive configuration for robotic surgical cases. “It’s ideal for your assistant to have the same visual capabilities as you have as a surgeon” he remarks. “Ever since we began using the Da Vinci surgical platform with the Sony 4K 3D display, I’ve felt there’s improved collaboration between the surgeon, the assistant and everyone else involved in the surgery. In my experience, the solution provides more efficiency and fewer frustrations, with the potential to result in better patient outcomes.”
Incorporating Sony’s HVO-3300MT 4K 3D recorder creates a robust workflow that extends beyond the OR to provide educational value post-operatively, as Dr Swainston explains: “If you’re presenting at a meeting, the people watching the recording can also be immersed in what we see when we’re operating, with the same depth you’d see in the console. Until you have that 3D component, you’re not able to fully appreciate what high-definition 3D brings to a surgical team, and to the field.
Dr Lesani also sees the solution’s value in training and educating the next generation. “We’re a centre of high-volume robotic surgery, and we train residents and fellows. In addition, we have visiting surgeons come in to watch us and learn from our techniques. Being able to showcase and appreciate the same detail and depth as the surgeon sees is very helpful for their comprehension and replication.”
This education takes place not only in a live viewing environment but also through the playback of recorded cases. “Having the capability to record and broadcast our cases in 3D makes the presentations much more effective,” adds Dr Lesani. “It increases the engagement and interest of the audience and helps them be more in tune with the presentation.”