Posts Tagged 'refurbished medical equipment'

New Victory in the War against Cancer

Amazing progress has been made this year toward prolonging the lives of patients with advanced skin cancer.  In March the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Bristol-Myers Squibb’s injectable drug Yervoy, which was found to extend the lives of end-stage melanoma patients an average of 10 months.  In a study which was presented on June 5 at a meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, another drug, vemurafenib, was revealed to have a 63% reduction in the risk of death compared to patients given the chemotherapy drug dacarbazine.

Unlike chemotherapy, which attacks cancer cells with chemicals, Yervoy belongs to a novel class of immuno-therapy drugs that work by mobilizing the body’s immune system to destroy the cancer. Vemurafenib is a so-called targeted therapy which counteracts the effect of a mutation in a gene called B-RAF that causes tumors to grow and spread.

More than life extension
Some observers believed that prolonging the life of patients with metastatic melanoma as much as two years is not significant.  “Two years is nothing when you’re 30,” said Dr. Anna C. Pavlick, head of the melanoma program at New York University.

However, many doctors and patient groups welcomed the progress because until now treatment of melanoma that had spread beyond the skin to other organs was uncontrollable.  “Late-stage melanoma is devastating, with very few treatment options for patients, none of which previously prolonged a patient’s life,” Richard Pazdur, MD, director of the FDA’s cancer drugs office, said in a news release.

The number of melanoma cases has been rising steadily, unlike for many other types of cancer.  Doctors say this is because of unprotected sun exposure and the proliferation of tanning salons.  More than 68,000 people in the United States and 160,000 worldwide are diagnosed with melanoma each year, according to the American Cancer Society.  The five-year survival rate for the aggressive cancer is just 15%.

First in a Series
These two new drugs, with possible rare exceptions, do not cure melanoma.  More than half of patients with the disease will not be helped much or at all by either drug.  Experts say more needs to be done, especially since melanoma affects more young adults than many other types of cancer.

However, Tim Turnham, director of the Melanoma Research Foundation told the Associated Press, “Clearly this is not a home run, but it’s a solid base hit, and because we see other things in the pipeline, we think this is the first in a series of important new therapies for melanoma.”


Brand-new Schiller AT-2 Plus EKG at an amazing price of $1,999.00 – while supplies last. 
Alphanumeric keyboard 6/12 channel representation of all 12 simultaneously acquired leads; large, high resolution backlit monitor for easy preview of ECG quality; automatic and manual mode; fullsize 8 ½” x 11” reports; integrated rechargeable battery lasts up to 3 hours or normal use.  Read more.

GE MAC 1200 EKG machine (pre-owned) $2,200
Resting ECG system whose true one-button operation makes it especially suitable for routine use in private practice, emergency medicine or hospitals; standard, built-in battery; independent battery operation together with the electrode application system KISS with device-integrated suction pump (optional); brilliant graphic display where 12 leads can be displayed quickly in 3-lead sequences. Read more.

Burdick ATIRA 3100 EKG machine (pre-owned) $3,500
Automatic, manual or 12-lead rhythm operation for maximum flexibility; advanced functionality in a compact package; easy-to-use keyboard and menu driven interface; optional, powerful interpretation algorithm based on five clinically significant criteria, as well as pediatric analysis and pacemaker enhancement.  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.

Electrosurgical Generator Options

Origins of electrosurgery
Did you know that development of the first commercial electrosurgical device is credited to Dr. William T. Bovie, who worked on it from 1914 to 1927 at Harvard University?  The first use of an electrosurgical generator in operating room occurred on October 1, 1926 in a surgery performed by Dr. Harvey Cushing.

The low-powered hyfrecator, manufactured by the Birtcher Corporation of Los Angeles, for electrosurgery performed on conscious patients in an office setting was in 1940.  The word Hyfrecator® is a brand name derived from “high-frequency eradicator.”  However, a number of manufacturers now produce Hyfrecators and the term, with a lower-case “h,” has since come to be used generically to refer to any dedicated non-ground-return electrosurgical apparatus.

Ganim Medical’s pre-owned and refurbished electrosurgical units
At Ganim Medical, we offer pre-owned and refurbished medical equipment that permits healthcare facilities to use the latest technology for patient treatment, without breaking the bank.  Refurbished medical equipment can be the answer to your needs, instead of making large capital investments in new devices that can become quickly outdated.  Our electrosurgical units come refurbished, rebuilt, and repainted, and include a standard 90-day warranty.

Conmed Excalibur Plus PC Electrosurgical Unit (Pre-Owned) $2,900
This device features the powerful isolated ESU available, allowing the Surgeon to adjust power settings from the surgical field with a standard ES pencil.  The Excalibur Plus PC-patented controlled output voltage in CUT maintains minimum necessary voltage for smooth cutting through various impedance tissues with minimal thermal damage.  This electrosurgical generator includes cut, coag, bipolar and blend.

Conmed Hyfrecator 2000 Electrosurgical Unit (Pre-Owned) $700
Features include a memory to store up to three power settings.  The remote-control, hand- switching pencil can change power settings while maintaining the sterile field and decreasing procedure time.  The dual microprocessors permit (1) controlling the function and output of the hyfrecator, (2) termination activation if a hazard or safety issue is detected.  This device is a cost-effective alternative to various laser procedures.

Conmed Sabre 2400 Electrosurgical Unit (Pre-Owned/Refurbished) $1,800
This high-power electrosurgical unit has a monopolar foot pedal.  The unit is designed to accommodate the needs of all surgical procedures.  It features independent monopolar outputs, enhanced bipolar performance, and can be programmed for standardization.  It also combines automatic feedback circuitry and visual displays to provide the most sensitive contact quality monitoring system available today.

ValleyLab Force 2 Electrosurgical Unit (Pre-Owned/Refurbished) $3,900
The ValleyLab Force 2 electrosurgical generator provides cutting and coagulation in monopolar or bipolar outputs.  The unit offers high-performance capabilities in a multipurpose generator, while featuring flexibility through varying degrees of homeostasis.  The operator can choose one of three preset modes: simultaneous independent coagulation, low-voltage coagulation, and Valleylab REM™ safety, which substantially reduce the risk of patient burns at the return electrode site.

For more information on any of these electrosurgical generators, see our web site or call 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.


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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