What Are the Benefits of Using Disposable Laparoscopic Instruments?
1. The emergence of disposable laparoscopic instruments
Laparoscopy is a surgical or surgical diagnostic procedure used to examine the internal organs of the body. It requires only small incisions or minimal trauma to perform procedures related to the liver, pancreas, colon, and bile ducts. Laparoscopic surgery uses a camera lens and various special instruments to perform the operation. In the medical industry, the adoption of disposables has increased significantly. Traditional reusable laparoscopic instruments have movable and complicated parts that are difficult to clean, and thus are gradually being replaced by disposable instruments. Some common disposable laparoscopic instruments include trocars, laparoscopic scissors, laparoscopic hooks, graspers and dissectors, laparoscopic suction or irrigation devices, etc.
2. Benefits of using disposable laparoscopic instruments
Disposable laparoscopic instruments are sterile and individually packaged and are intended for temporary or single-use use to avoid the high risk of cross-contamination, surgical site infection, and healthcare-associated infection. The main benefits of disposable laparoscopic instruments include infection control and the inability to transmit infectious agents to a given patient. Disposable laparoscopic instruments or other medical devices do not require lengthy decontamination or sterilization processes, saving medical centers time and money.
Cleanliness is not traceable in many reusable laparoscopic instruments, which are used once, sterilized and stored until the next application. However, single-use laparoscopic instruments ensure full traceability, preventing problems and inconsistencies. Since the disposable laparoscopic instruments are used only once, subsequent patients have fewer complications in recovery from surgery and do not develop any further health problems.
Another benefit of disposable laparoscopic instruments is its cost allocation. They help to accurately calculate the cost of each surgery. Many people think that single-use devices are expensive, but reusable devices end up costing patients more because they require multiple surgeries and it is difficult to calculate the total cost of the procedure. Additionally, most disposable laparoscopic instruments are made of plastic materials and are therefore relatively inexpensive.
Despite the enormous benefits of disposable laparoscopic instruments, biomedical waste remains a huge threat to the environment. Once all medical devices and instruments are contaminated by human blood, body fluids, secretions or excretions, they will cause harm to the environment and are called biomedical waste. As a result, many manufacturers of single-use laparoscopic instruments and other medical devices are considering recycling in their products to increase their usage, as well as ways to save time and prevent cross-contamination.