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Durdans Hospital, located at No. 03 Alfred Place, Colombo 03, has become the first private sector hospital in Sri Lanka to be equipped with the world-class ZEISS KINEVO 900 microscope to further enhance theater operations. DIMO, one of the leading diversified conglomerates in Sri Lanka, recently completed this facility, in line with its efforts to elevate the local healthcare sector with the latest technology.

Since its inception in 1945, Durdans Hospital has built a reputation for regional leadership in medical excellence and innovation based on a simple philosophy of improving the health of the community guided by passion and compassion. . Inspired by this goal, the hospital, in partnership with DIMO, took the initiative to install the state-of-the-art ZEISS KINEVO 900 microscope which is a new surgeon-driven robotic visualization system that merges the functionality of a surgical microscope with 4K and 3D visualization, as well as specialized robotic control.

Durdans Hospital is constantly striving to bring the world’s best practices in technology to Sri Lanka, to ensure increased patient comfort as well as reduced surgeon error rate. DIMO’s introduction of ZEISS KINEVO 900 was the ideal solution Durdans Hospital was looking for. Using this optic, navigation and simulation information is transmitted into the microscope eyepiece and projected onto large screens in the operating room, providing a detailed perspective to operating room personnel. All parties, including co-surgeons, surgical assistants, and resident physicians, can now view high-resolution images in real time while 3D glasses provide better visualization of neuroanatomy.

ZEISS KINEVO 900 has several features that are the first of its kind, including a specialized robotic control system called PointLock that allows surgeons to focus on a particular point in the operating field and move the microscope through a spherical arch without losing focus. point. Using a foot pedal allows surgeons to safely navigate around the patient during surgery instead of repositioning the patient. PositionMemory stores magnification and focus settings for key brain regions and QEVO®, a micro-inspection surgical tool, is engineered with an angled design, allowing surgeons to look around complex structures that are out of reach of the microscope. Digital hybrid visualization with integrated 4K camera technology enables head-up surgery without an eyepiece, providing freedom of movement for surgeons.

Deputy Director of Medical Services at Durdans Hospital, Dr. Jithendri Perera, said, “We aim to be at the forefront of neurology and neurosurgery with state-of-the-art medical equipment for our neurosurgeons. The ZEISS KINEVO 900 microscope will be a valuable tool for our surgeons to make precise decisions in the operating room. Additionally, excellence in patient care is of paramount importance to us as we seek to meet all of our patients’ needs. With qualified medical specialists, technological and infrastructural advancements, Durdans Hospital is on track to become the leading healthcare provider for neurology and neurosurgery in 2022.”

“We will expand our services with a new Center of Excellence in Neurology which will then be divided into four major departments: Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neurodiagnostics and Interventional Radiology. A rehabilitation unit with facilities for patients with neurological disorders will be established to provide long-term care to patients and this unit will support the four departments mentioned above,” Dr. Perera added.

Speaking about the latest installation at Durdans Hospital, Wijith Pushpawela, Executive Director of DIMO who also oversees the group’s medical engineering operations, said: “DIMO is at the forefront of introducing latest technological advances in the local health sector. We are privileged to equip Durdans Hospital with this next-generation visualization system, which has more than 100 new features from ZEISS, the world-renowned brand in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. We have collaborated with Durdans Hospital for several similar projects in the past and look forward to facilitating their future endeavors while sharing our expert knowledge in the field of medical engineering to build a healthier nation. As an authorized representative of ZEISS in Sri Lanka, DIMO is fully equipped to provide all required after-sales services. »

The latest ZEISS KINEVO 900 microscope from Durdans Hospital helps doctors make informed decisions while providing convenience and precision during surgical procedures.