Ambrose Bierce, Civil War writer, and humorist, once said, “Before undergoing a surgical procedure, arrange your temporal affairs. You may live.”
Fortunately, surgical techniques have evolved dramatically since the Civil War with developments in sterilization, wound care, microsurgery, and surgical equipment. Instead of clumsy stitching at risk of infection, cauterizing tools instantly stop bleeding. Rather than dealing with an obstructed view of the patient, drainage aspirators maintain a clear picture of the surgical field.
In fact, surgical advances over the last 100 years have included the development of surgical education, better ways to treat and transfuse surgical patients, and improvement in the sterility of surgical procedures. Never mind the fact that the first open heart surgery was performed more than 60 years ago, the first toe to thumb transplant took place more than 30 years ago, and laparoscopic surgery burst onto the surgical scene more than 20 years ago. Today, microscopic surgical procedures are used to remove cancerous tumors previously thought to be inoperable. Surgeons can make life-saving repairs to fetal hearts while they are still in the womb. Nerve transplants have enabled quadriplegic patients to regain feeling in their hands, and the first successful face transplant has taken place. With the evolution of surgical procedures has come the evolution of surgical devices.
Lead by Allied Healthcare, Bovie Medical, DeVilbiss, Ferno, Laerdal, Mada Medical, and Wallach, modern surgical supplies are the confluence of mechanical design and modern technology. From single-patient use aspirator accessories and circumcision instruments to reusable vacuum pumps, electrosurgery tools, surgical microscopes and forceps, Foremost Medical Equipment has supplies for all of your surgical needs.