Health City launches ‘game-changing’ technology to improve orthopedic surgical outcomes – Magnetic Media

#Caimans, August 20, 2022 – One of the Caribbean’s leading tertiary healthcare facilities continues its mission to deploy new technologies to improve both surgical outcomes and timelines.

Health City Cayman Islands has achieved another first in the Caribbean with the acquisition of the Smith+Nephew INTELLIO connected tower solution, featuring 4K technology, which improves the view of surgical areas, especially in repair and repair procedures. orthopedic joint replacements.

“This is a game changer,” said Dr. Alwin Almeida, Chief Orthopedic Surgeon and Head of the Department of Orthopedics at Health City Cayman Islands.

“To put it simply, it’s like using the ‘Ferrari’ of arthroscopic towers. It’s fast, it’s efficient and it improves my efficiency. It allows me to do more procedures in less time and it allows for a consistent outcome with all surgeries,” he said.

With over 20 years of experience in arthroscopic procedures and joint replacements, Dr. Almeida, who has successfully performed over 6,000 surgeries in his career, added, “It provides us with the best possible environment. It’s an automatic system that adjusts during surgery to give you the best possible joint image so you can do the best job possible with regards to the repair.

Dr. Almeida appreciates the need to continually invest in technological advancements and to leverage technological advancements for the benefit of his patients.

“As a surgeon, I am always looking for innovative ways to improve surgical outcomes,” he said, adding that the technology has improved and smart machines can now control many of the previous manual functions.

Health City Cayman Islands recently added robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery to the list of advanced medical services offered by the tertiary care facility through a partnership with local healthcare provider OceanMed.

The partnership involves OceanMed obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. David Stone, who uses the da Vinci X robotic system to perform a variety of minimally invasive gynecological surgeries with the help of Health City specialists, including gynecologist Dr. Pooja Monteiro and anesthesiologist Dr. Susan Paul.

Thousands of patients across North America, Latin America and the Caribbean have benefited from a better quality of life thanks to the skilled work carried out by Dr. Almeida and his colleagues in the Department of Orthopedics.

Health City Chief Business Officer Shomari Scott said it is in this context that investments like the new INTELLIO connected tower solution are aligned with the organization’s vision.

“From day one, we have sought to provide healthcare solutions that matter to people, not just in the Cayman Islands, but throughout the Western Hemisphere,” Scott noted.

“Especially with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions and people’s increased willingness to travel, we want to be able to ensure that when they choose Health City, they can rest assured that not only do we have highly trained professionals qualified as world class. but they have access to the latest tools and technology to help ensure great patient outcomes,” Scott said.

Health City’s Department of Orthopedics specializes in various orthopedic and arthroscopic procedures, including total and partial hip and knee replacements, shoulder surgery, elbow surgery, hand and neck surgery. wrist, foot and ankle surgery in patients of all ages and activity levels.

Christine E. Phillips