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MRHC installs state-of-the-art surgery technology

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Manning Regional Healthcare Center is one of the first hospitals in Iowa to install a minimally invasive surgical tower that provides superior visualization and advanced imaging.

MANNING: Manning Regional Healthcare Center recently became one of the first hospitals in the state of Iowa to install an Advanced Imaging Modalities 4K Platform in its operating room. The new platform is a minimally invasive surgical tower that will provide MRHC’s surgeons with superior visualization and advanced imaging modalities across an array of specialties.

“This new system represents some of the most innovative surgical technology on the market,” said Linn Block, RN, BSN, MHA, chief executive officer at Manning Regional Healthcare Center. “Our surgeons and surgical support team is thrilled to have this tool to provide our patients with outstanding care in our surgical suite.”

Because MRHC provides both general and specialty surgeries, the new 4K platform will deliver standardization and ease of use across multiple specialties. It features a large 4K screen display with crystal-clear images, enhanced camera resolution on scopes and real-time imaging of blood flow, among other technological upgrades.

“This new system provides our team of surgeons and staff with so many great features to enhance patient outcomes,” said Melissa Maas, RN, BSN, surgery manager at MRHC. “But one of the things we are most excited about is the advanced imaging modalities available.”

According to Maas, the new system will provide three distinct fluorescence imaging modalities (Contrast, Overlay and ENV) to enable real-time 4K fluorescence images of perfusion (the passage of blood or other fluid through the blood vessels) and critical anatomy. Studies have shown that the use of fluorescence imaging may assist surgeons in making better clinical decisions during colorectal, laparoscopic cholecystectomy and other minimally invasive procedures.

“In addition, this new connected hub will allow our staff to easily stream, capture, record and print surgical images and videos directly from the platform for later review,” Maas said. “And, we can provide text message updates to our patient’s families during the procedure without ever leaving the OR.”

The new 4K system adds to MRHC’s already impressive surgical suite. MRHC’s operating room and recovery area was built in 2014 based on best practices to reduce risk of infection and provide the greatest patient care efficiencies possible.

The most common surgical procedures offered at MRHC fall under the category of General Surgery. Examples of general surgery procedures offered every Monday in Manning include laparoscopic cholecystectomy, breast biopsy, hernia repair, vasectomy, appendectomy, colonoscopies, lipoma/cyst removals, abdominal surgeries and much more. MRHC also has several specialty surgeons who provide surgical procedures for podiatry, pain clinic, urology, gynecology and hand surgery at the hospital.

To learn more about surgery options at MRHC, call 712-655-2072.

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