Guldmann Srl. in Italy has donated a new LED light source to improve the scope (a flexible tube with a camera and light at the tip) for minimally invasive endoscopic surgery at the Pediatric Surgery department of the Children's Hospital in Parma.
The new LED light has a diameter of 3 mm in contrast to the previous 5 mm. This reduction makes it possible to operate on younger and smaller patients than before, in a safer way. The light is also lent out to other departments, including Neurology.
The donation was delivered to the director of the Maternity and Child Department, Gian Luigi de' Angelis, and to the director of Pediatric Surgery, Emilio Casolari, flanked by Surgeon Giovanni Casadio, Nurse Coordinator Angela Scalogna and the director of Pediatric Oncohematology, Patrizia Bertolini, who was the intermediary for the donation.
When thanking for the donation Emilio Casolari explained:
"Minimally invasive techniques allow us to operate on increasingly younger patients in age and weight. Our structure is today at the forefront for the number and variety of procedures that are offered with such techniques.