Richmond Hospital opens ORs with integrated tech

Dr Sharadh SampathGRAND RAPIDS, MI and RICHMOND, BC – Skytron, a leader in healthcare solutions, is pleased to partner with Richmond Hospital in Richmond, BC, to open integrated, 3D minimally invasive operating rooms. Referred to as AVIOR 3D surgical suites, the new ORs combine 3D, HD endoscopic technology from ConMed Corporation with Skytron’s integration technology, LED surgical lights and booms.

The recent opening of two AVIOR 3D surgical suites (Advanced Visual Integration Operating Rooms) has marked a new era for Richmond Hospital, which now serves as one of Canada’s leading institutions for minimally invasive surgery. With the cutting-edge technology, surgeons can make significantly smaller incisions while visualizing each case in 3D on specialized displays.

These 3D images offer surgeons improved depth of field, spatial orientation, accuracy and tissue handling. For the patient, the integrated 3D technology promises less tissue trauma, blood loss and pain while dramatically reducing recovery time.

“This latest advancement at Richmond Hospital improves our ability to attract and retain the best and the brightest surgeons to improve local healthcare,” said Dr. Sharadh Sampath (pictured), Head of the Department of Surgery at Richmond Hospital. “It also bolsters our status as a teaching hospital in the province to train the next generation of healthcare professionals using the latest, most advanced equipment.”

Richmond Hospital’s new AVIOR 3D surgical suites also utilize Skytron OR integration for streaming video and audio, allowing surgeons to perform on-demand consultations with other physicians located within the facility or around the world.

Skytron’s unique system permits authorized users to receive streamed video on any computer connected to the hospital network, making such consultations easier than with systems that only offer video conferencing. For teaching facilities, this streaming ability allows medical students and surgical residents to remotely participate in live learning opportunities.

About Skytron
Skytron, LLC is a market-leading, global medical equipment supplier that provides a full line of high-quality healthcare products that promote efficiency, cost reduction and patient care. The company’s diverse product offering includes surgical lighting, tables, booms, patient lifts, video integration, RFID technology and infection prevention solutions. Each solution is designed to save healthcare providers critical time and cost, helping them to focus on patient care. For more information, please visit

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