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Oswego Hospital First To Install 4K Ultra High-Def Imaging System

Community news | Friday, May 11, 2018

Contact: Marion Ciciarelli

Oswego Health has installed the latest high-definition equipment in its operating rooms, providing its surgeons a big screen view when performing surgeries.

Oswego Hospital’s four major operating rooms are among the first in Central New York to have installed this new equipment.

Oswego Health General Surgeon Yuriy Zhurov said the equipment was simply amazing. “This is the latest technology, providing remarkably clear and sharp real time images when I operate,” Dr. Zhurov said.

Oswego Health surgeons and operating room staff utilize two 31-inch monitors placed on either side of the operating table giving the entire operating staff the ability to view the procedure.

The equipment, a VISERA 4K Ultra High-Definition (UHD) System, delivers four times the pixels, higher resolution, better light, and a wider color gamut than High-Definition (HD). The system utilizes the same Sony technology used for the filming of Netflix 4K shows and other TV programs.

The System was created to address unmet needs in surgical imaging by improving visual elements, such as resolution, light, and color, essential for laparoscopic and arthroscopic surgery. This is achieved through an optimized 4K imaging chain that works seamlessly together to improve visibility and provide an immersive experience that brings the entire surgical team into the operation.

Minimally invasive surgery brings more efficiency to all hospitals, and can offer significant improvements in morbidity and mortality over open surgery, with benefits to patients including less post-operative pain and faster recuperation. Minimally invasive surgery uses small incisions and an instrument with a miniature camera (endoscope), allowing surgeons to see inside the body. Images from the endoscope are projected onto a monitor in the OR, presenting a clear, magnified view of the surgical site.

Specialized instruments then are inserted through the small incisions, allowing the surgeon to perform laparoscopic or arthroscopic surgery while he or she views the surgical field displayed on the monitor in the operating room.

By acquiring the VISERA 4K UHD System, with its state-of-the-art electronics and advanced optics, Oswego Health surgeons and operating staff can now can see the entire surgical field in 4K UHD on a large monitor rather than in standard HD currently used by existing systems.

Dr. Zhurov is part of Oswego Health’s General Surgery associates practice that also includes Surgeon Jai Singh, MD, and Breast Care Surgeon Lisa Lai, MD. Both Dr. Zhurov and Singh provide pre and post-operative care conveniently throughout Oswego County including Fulton and Pulaski. To make an appointment at any of these locations, please call 315-342-6771.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—April 10, 2018

Oswego Hospital First To Install 4K Ultra High-Def Imaging System

Oswego Health General Surgeon Yuriy Zhurov uses the new VISERA 4K Ultra High-Definition (UHD) System, that provides him with unprecedented clear and sharp real time images during surgery. Oswego Health surgeons and operating room staff utilize two 31-inch monitors placed on either side of the operating table giving the entire operating staff the ability to monitor the procedure. In the photo with Dr. Zhurov are Anesthesiologist Scott Palmer, MD; Physician Assistant Mary Ditzer and Scrub Nurse Hayley Jones.