Surgical Video Systems: Technology Overview

May 7, 2014 | Evaluations & Guidance


Surgical video systems (SVSs) are multicomponent systems that are widely used to view live, color video of the interior of the body during diagnostic and therapeutic minimally invasive surgery (MIS). During MIS, an endoscope (in addition to other surgical instruments) is inserted through natural openings in the body or through small punctures. MIS procedures have an advantage over open surgery in that they require smaller incisions, produce less scarring, inflict less trauma on the patient, and result in shorter recovery times.

The standard components of an SVS are a video processor, a...

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