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Innovative medical technology showcased at Cutting Edge Laryngology 2013
PENTAX Medical – Official Sponsor of Cutting Edge Laryngology
By: Pentax Medical
Professor Martin Birchall and Mr Gary Wood, from the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital (RNTNE), presented the Official Satellite Symposium – “The Laryngology Interventional Clinic, UK experience”
Professor Birchall said: “ENT started with laryngology in the 19th century when everything was done in out-patients. With the invention of anaesthesia, laryngology moved into the operating theatre.
“But now, the advanced technology has made us look again at the speed, convenience and reduced cost, and also the ability to carry out advanced procedures that weren’
“Out-patient procedures clinics of this nature are advanced in the USA but have only recently been pioneered in the UK and here at RTNE we have a combined procedures clinic. Examples of procedures include vocal cord injections, biopsy of the throat, oesophagoscopy and even the use of lasers.
“It is inevitable that incremental changes in technology will make procedures even easier to perform in the future and the outpatient procedure clinic will become the mainstay of Laryngology practice in the UK and internationally”, he said.
PENTAX Medical experts were on hand to showcase their full range of innovative products which meet all Speech, Voice and Swallowing requirements, including Video Naso-Pharyngo-
Professor Birchall said: “Laryngology 2013 was an undoubted success and major milestone in showcasing the best in the world in terms of innovation, by those who are the best in the world. Partnership with the medical device industry is integral to the success of the meeting. Leading amongst endoscopic companies in terms of quality of technology, innovation and responsiveness to clinician and patient needs, is PENTAX Medical.”
For those who would like the opportunity to further their skills, a one day course is being held at the University Hospital, Coventry, on 3rd September 2013. The Transnasal Oesophagoscopy in Head and Neck Surgery course will include practical demonstrations. To find out more go to the PENTAX Medical website – www.pentaxmedical.co.uk.
For more information please visit www.pentaxmedical.co.uk.