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  • fish_discover_water_last fish_discover_water_last Nov 18, 2013 11:02 AM Flag

    Cost savings

    Have been listening to presentation. Speaker cited Swiss study showing that for colo-rectal surgery the cost without anastamotic complications was $12,000 vs $84,000 for procedures with anastomotic complications. I believe he said that the typical complication rate for these procedures is 10%-20% without SPY and half or less than that with SPY. I believe the speaker said that the upcoming PILAR study shows anastomotic complications near zero. Less sure about that last point but they previously cited complication rates near zero for reconstructive surgery procedures

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    • fish_discover_water_last fish_discover_water_last Nov 18, 2013 2:26 PM Flag

      Some very interesting information in today's presentation. Surgeon's are VERY excited about pinpoint. They even raved about it compared to daVinci's implementation of the NVDQ technology know as Firefly. They contrasted pinpoints simultaneous full color HD + fluorescent image with the Firefly which toggles between blk & wht + fluorescent and a white light image with no fluorescent component. The doctor talking about wound care was also very enthusiastic. He said that reimbursement codes are already in place for outpatient as well as surguical suite use of LUNA for wound care. This is great news, I had no idea this was already in place. He also discussed how sharing the LUNA images with patients made them much more invested in the treatments because the real-time imaging made the results more tangible to them. The opportunity is staggering i wound care. I believe he said there were 190 million diabetics with that number projected to grow to more than 300 million over the coming decade. 2% to 4% of these will develop foot ulcers. LUNA can play a significant role in the treatment of these issues resulting in VERY significant benefits as a result of avoiding amputations. Amputations are associated with much higher cost of care and significanly reduced life expectancy not t mention the obvious quality of life issues associated with losing parts of your body bit by bit. The presentation is long but worth while

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