Surgical ultrasound is a powerful tool for use before, during, and after surgery. For over a quarter of a century, our BK Medical products have provided physicians with high-quality diagnostic ultrasound imaging capability. Focusing on the unique challenges of surgery, we offer a wide range of intraoperative and laparoscopic probes.
In combination with the BK Medical Flex Focus 800 or Pro Focus Ultraview ultrasound system, our intraoperative transducers help surgeons determine the optimal course of action in surgery by making it easier to:
- Differentiate between structures, prevent complications, and maneuver safely
- Operate in tight cavities with small and ergonomically designed equipment
- Increase accuracy with live simultaneous biplane needle guidance
The advantages of laparoscopy are well known; less invasive than open surgery, laparoscopy is more comfortable/less painful for the patient and enables a faster recovery following a procedure. Laparoscopic ultrasound elevates this technique even further by opening up the field of view during surgery. Laparoscopic ultrasound allows the surgeon to image relevant regions, visualize and explore deep structures, and obtain the information needed to proceed in optimal fashion.
We also have ultrasound imaging equipment for laparoscopically guided biopsies, which makes it possible to carry out staging in a minimally invasive way.
Robotic-assisted surgery is a minimally invasive alternative to laparoscopic and open surgery. Even complex surgical procedures are performed through very small incisions, with greater vision, precision, dexterity, and control than previously possible. The BK Medical ART™ (Advanced Robotic Ultrasound Technology™) solution, which includes our Flex Focus™ 800 Ultrasound System and ProART “drop-in” transducer, expands the possibilities of robotic-assisted surgery by incorporating the use of ultrasound guidance during kidney and prostate surgery.
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