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From Opium to Ether: The Evolution of Anesthesia

Have you ever heard the comment “I don’t mind, as long as they put me under?”  Today, when we think of potentially painful surgery we immediately assume we’ll have the use of anesthesia on our side to get us through with little or no pain.  Surgeons perform amazing and intricate surgeries – heart bypasses, transplants, brain surgery – but would find it difficult without anesthesia.

Needles and soporifics
The Chinese were probably the first to use a form of anesthesia, acupuncture, as a means of relieving pain during surgical procedures.  The earliest text on the medical use of acupuncture, the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Inner Medicine, dates back to 200 B.C., but the practice itself has its roots to Taosim which originated in the 4th century B.C.

The inventive and industrious Romans pioneered the use of soporifics such as opium and mandrake to perform operations.  Across the Atlantic, Incan shamans had their patients chew coca leaves and drilled holes in their heads to let the bad spirits escape.

Here in the U.S. we’re all fairly familiar with the use of alcohol as an anesthetic, thanks to Gabby Hayes and John Wayne.  Good old whiskey was used around the world in modern times, but side effects of vomiting, addiction, and sometimes death made this method undesirable.

The advent of modern anesthetic practices

Modern techniques to reduce surgical pain began when the English scientist Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) discovered that inhalation of nitrous oxide might relieve pain.  However, the watershed event for medicine and surgery came when William Thomas Green Morton (1819-1868), a Boston dentist, publically demonstrated the application of ether to remove a tumor from the neck of his patient.  Morton had rightly concluded that Priestly’s idea was right, but the gas was wrong.

In the early 20th century ether and chloroform were replaced by halogenated hydrocarbons such as halothane, which is still used.  Today we have a “balanced anesthesia” approach: a “cocktail” of drugs to induce loss of consciousness and eliminate pain.

Save money on Ganim Medical’s selection of pre-owned anesthesia machines

Drager Narkomed 2A Anesthesia Machine (Pre-Owned) $6,995
K-Package: O2 analyzer, tidal volume monitor, alarms; three vaporizers; AVE ventilator; standard hypoxic guard;
standard O2 and N2O; E-cylinder and central gas connections standard; AVE ventilator (electronic) standard; can be configured with ascending (A-of-F style) or descending bellows. Read more.

Drager Narkomed 2B anesthesia machine (pre-owned) $7995
Three 19.1 vaporizers; AVE electronic ventilator; absorber and scavenger; oxygen analyzer;  breathing pressure monitor; respiratory volume; centralized alarm and data; oxygen ratio controller; pressure limit controller; weight: 400 lbs (181.4 kg); max dimensions: 40” L x 68” H x 25” W (101.6 x 172.7 x 63.5 cm); top shelf: 32” L x 52” W (81.3 x 132.1 cm); table top: area 271 in2.  Read more.

Ohmeda Excel 210 SE anesthesia machine (pre-owned) $7,200
Accommodates three gases and two vaporizers; powerful ventilation and monitoring capabilities for secondary anesthetizing locations; integrated oxygen, volume, airway pressure monitoring; enclosed, non-interchangeable pneumatic circuitry; differentiated pipeline, cylinder gauges; master on/off switch activates electronics and pneumatics. Read more.

Ohmeda Modulus 2 Plus Anesthesia Machine (Pre-Owned) $7,000
Comes standard with a 7810 ventilator that integrates oxygen, volume, and pressure monitoring; optional pulse oximetry and endtidal CO2 modules; great for university and research facilities; double-flow meter tubes (O2 & N2O) and flow meter protection shield, link-25 hypoxic guard and touch-coded oxygen knob. Read more.

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Mow Your Lawn while Having an Endoscopy

You can go to work, watch television, or do your gardening while having your small intestine photographed!

Technology revolutionizes healthcare
Capsule endoscopy employs a video capsule that is swallowed and takes photographs of the small intestine.  The procedure is useful when disease is suspected in the small intestine and can sometimes diagnose sources of bleeding visible microscopically only or causes of abdominal pain such as Crohn’s disease, or peptic ulcers. Capsule endoscopy can be used to diagnose problems in the small intestine, but unlike EGD or colonoscopy, cannot treat pathology that may be discovered.  Capsule endoscopy can use bluetooth to transfer the captured images to a computer!

Watch this video to learn more about the procedure:

Limitations
This marvel of modern technology is the best means of viewing the inside of the small intestine but the capsule does not allow for therapy. Other limitations include the inability to detect abnormalities and blurred, uninterpretable photographs in some cases.  At times, transit is so slow that the capsule examines only part of the small intestine before the battery fails.

Camera systems for standard endoscopy
Ganim Medical can save you money with our pre-owned/refurbished line of endoscopic camera systems.  Our price for the units listed here includes both the camera control unit and the camera head with coupler.  For purchase separately, call us at 800-522-5909

Stryker 1088 HD Camera System (Pre-Owned) $4,000
This system features crystal-clear image quality, analog and digital outputs, 220 V or 110 V power rating for international usage, and the ability to send, share, and edit images on most digital devices. This is the longest-lasting, toughest, most rugged camera on the market.

Stryker 1188 HD Camera System (Pre-owned) $7,000
The 1188 HD offers superior picture quality, enhanced clarity, and more intuitive user controls.  Surgical teams will experience unprecedented visibility during endoscopic procedures — visibility that can elevate overall surgical and patient outcomes.

 Stryker 988 Camera System (Pre-Owned/Refurbished) $2,400
Specifications for this system are: imaging system: 1/3” interline transfer, EX view HAD CCD 752 (H) x 582 (V) pixels.  Cameral control unit dimensions: 9.8” / 24.8 cm (w) x 4.0” / 10.1 cm (h) x 15” / 38.1 cm (d).  Enhancement: Switchable to 8 steps.  Cable connector: super lemo gold pin connectors.  Resolution: 950 lines.

Visit our web site at:  www.ganimonline.com.  Call us toll free at 800-522-5909.

Purchasing Refurbished and Used Medical Equipment is Good for the Environment

According to the Global Futures Foundation, at least 2.1million tons of solid waste generated each year in the United States can be classified as electronic waste, or “e-waste.”  That means that discarded electronic equipment, which includes medical devices such as patient monitors, defibrillators, autoclaves, sterilizers, centrifuges, ECG and EKG machines, microscopes, radiology and imaging machines, and much more, is contributing to severe human and environmental health impacts.  Most e-waste ends up in landfills, possibly leaking harmful chemicals like mercury, nickel, zinc, and chromium into the groundwater system.

e-waste left in landfills leaks harmful chemicals

Reduce, Recycle, Reuse
We at Ganim Medical realize that refurbished and used medical equipment can provide not only very cost-effective and practical solutions for healthcare facilities, but also help cut down on e-waste.  We advocate the basic principles of reduce, recycle, and reuse in our operating principles.

Environmental responsibility means engaging in development that meets the needs of the present 
generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their 
own needs.  Achieving sustainability will enable the earth to continue supporting 
human life as we know it.

Mindray Accutorr Plus patient monitor (pre-owned) $950 with full factory warranty

 

Why you should choose Ganim
By electing to purchase refurbished medical equipment, you will not only save money and the environment, you can be sure that we have returned the device to a “same as new state” and have tested the unit to meet all original equipment manufacturer (OEM) specifications. Our technologists have years of experience in the medical technological industry.

Call us toll free today at 800-522-5909.

Refurbished Medical Equipment Can Bring down Healthcare Costs

We at Ganim Medical are concerned about rapidly rising costs in the healthcare industry.  That’s one reason we are involved in refurbishing used medical equipment to sell to hospitals, medical clinics, and surgery centers.

Mindray PM-8000 Express Mindray SpO2, w/Recorder

Major brand medical equipment at low cost
Our customers find that they can own top brand equipment, often at 40% to 75% below the cost of buying new.  Refurbished equipment provides the same performance level as that of new equipment.  Our Biomedical Engineering Technologists (BMET) are highly skilled technicians with years of extensive experience in the medical equipment industry.  They take preventive measures to ensure that important medical equipment does not malfunction at critical moments.

Mindray Accutorr Plus Patient Monitor (Pre-Owned)

Largest medical equipment inventory in the Midwest
Besides low cost and quality assurance, Ganim Medical offers an extensive selection of refurbished and pre-owned medical equipment including: anesthesia machines, EKG/ ECG machines, microscopes, stools/ seating, surgical instruments, autoclaves/ sterilizers, electrosurgery, patient monitors, tourniquet systems, carts, endoscopy, radiology/ imaging, surgery lights, ultrasound, defibrillators/ AED, manual/ power exam tables, surgery tables, warming tables, otoscopes/ opthalmoscopes, infusion pumps, and more.

Satisfied customers
Here’s what some of our customers have said about our prices, quality, and selection:

Masimo Radical Signal Pulse Oximeter (Pre-Owned)

“Ganim Medical saved me tens of thousands of dollars on the setup of my new surgical center. As a physician owner my time was limited for this project. The extensive knowledge of both equipment and current pricing was an unbelievable help to me. What I was being charged $25,000 from a consultant for, I received for free from Ganim Medical. A+ all the way. I would recommend them to anyone outfitting a new center.”       Dr. Samuel A. Gallo MD / Perimeter Surgical Center

“Ganim Medical outfitted our center with high quality new and pre-owned medical equipment.  The quality of their pre-owned equipment is second to none.  Our center has been open for two years now and we have had no problems with any of the items we purchased from Ganim Medical. I recommend them to all of my friends.”      Melanie K., St Louis Eye and Laser Center

You can view our full selection of pre-owned/refurbished medical equipment on our web site. Call us today at 800-522-5090 to enquire about any of our products or discuss your particular needs.

Ganim Medical – your total source for new and pre-owned medical equipment

In today’s economy, healthcare facilities need to stretch their dollars. Ganim Medical has committed all of its resources to help you do just that.

We are your total source for sales and management of new and pre-owned medical equipment, with the largest inventory in the Midwest.  We have aligned ourselves with the leading equipment manufacturers in the business to offer the latest technology.

We offer a full array of asset management services to help your medical facility save money.  From surgery center design and implementation, to trade-up programs, refurbishment of “down, but not out” medical equipment, and liquidation programs, Ganim Medical leads the industry in creating a total solution.

We’ve developed strong, solid relationships with our customers through our unparalleled customer support, providing them with equipment as well as a time-saving resources for needed information.

Ganim Medical’s knowledgeable sales and support staff will provide you with innovative, effective, and economical solutions. Above all, we are committed to building a business relationship with you, based on integrity, honesty, and trust.

Please visit our web site or give us a call at 800-522-5909.


refurbished anesthesia machine
Ganim Medical's selection of pre-owned and refurbished medical equipment and furniture can save you hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars over purchasing new. Click on the above image to view our product offer.
Our biomedical engineering technicians are highly skilled specialists who not only repair medical equipment but also take preventive measures to ensure that your equipment doesn't malfunction at critical moments. Click on the above image for more information.
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