AED’s New Precise Laparoscopic Forceps Aim to Standardize Minimally Invasive Procedures

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With 4,000 different combinations, an easy to assemble design, and an economical price tag, Precise is streamlining laparoscopic surgery in preparation of bundled payments in the new provider payment model.

AED's Precise laparoscopic forcep

AED's Precise laparoscopic forcep

Standardization to a single instrument system increases efficiency for perioperative staff as well as sterile processing staff. For example, AED’s Precise line of laparoscopic instruments was developed precisely for standardization.

With bundled payments being phased in as the new provider payment model, now is the time for laparoscopic surgeons to prepare for bundled payments for laparoscopic procedures. Laparoscopic surgery has been shown to reduce hospital stays and post-operative infections. Any post-operative incisional hernias that occur will no longer be reimbursable under bundled payments. It’s important to analyze each component involved with delivery of care from the time the patient enters the hospital to 30 days post-admission. Surgeons can ease this process by standardizing and streamlining what they use during procedures.

AED has launched their new Precise line of laparoscopic instruments which have been developed precisely for standardizing and streamlining. They are easy to use, easy to assemble, and easy to clean. AED’s Precise line, as well as their other products, are 30 percent to 60 percent less than other manufacturers, making them budget-friendly. This is especially important with the Affordable Care Act being in place.

Precise was developed in conjunction with surgeons and with input from nurses and sterile processing personnel. Precise instruments are designed to be modular for versatility and economy. They’re designed with first generation simplicity and third generation innovation. They are also color-coded for customization and instant identification in dark operating rooms. Each Precise forcep has a shaft insulated with a high-tech polymer and the precise action of the jaw offers excellent tactile feedback. Because they are easily assembled, reprocessing is much simpler. With 2 handle styles, 2 lengths, 2 diameters, and 46 popular jaw patterns, there are more than 4,000 possible combinations to satisfy the needs of many surgeons. A Precise instrument can be purchased for the same price as refurbishing or repairing a single component of an existing laparoscopic instrument.

Every instrument in a tray that doesn’t get used adds to the cost per procedure as the labor costs and wear and tear involved to process instrument trays continue to escalate. It is important to minimize the number of instruments that are processed continually. With reusable instruments, like the Precise forcep, hospitals save money and streamline the surgical process.

At the forefront of minimally invasive surgery since 1985, Advanced Endoscopy Devices is doing our part to help hospitals achieve their Affordable Care Act goals and meet their budgetary requirements. Our experience has enabled us to refine and develop the highest quality endoscopes and instruments for laparoscopy, arthroscopy, urology, gynecology, and ENT. We provide hospitals and surgery centers with the same high quality instruments and scopes that they are used to using but at significant cost savings. Visit for more information about AED’s complete line of endoscopes and instruments for all medical specialties.

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