NEW CASTLE, Ind. and DEERFIELD, Ill. (PRWEB) January 11, 2023
Henry Community Health recently became the first hospital in Indiana to adopt MOLLI®, an award-winning wire-free and radiation-free technology that improves the experience of patients going through breast cancer surgery.
Recently, MOLLI was named to Fast Company’s list of the “Next Big Things in Tech,” and recognized by TIME as one of the “Best Inventions” in medical care. The device makes it easier for radiologists to mark a lesion and for surgeons to quickly locate the marked lesion, precisely remove it and achieve better results for their patients.
“For patients needing breast cancer surgery, marking the lesion has traditionally been an agonizing experience — requiring them to get up early the morning of surgery to have a long wire inserted into their body to mark the location. With MOLLI, we can implant the tiny marker at their convenience — up to 30 days before surgery,” explained Todd Wright, MD, a radiologist at Henry Community Health. “We’re thrilled to be able to make the patient’s experience simpler and less traumatic.”
The MOLLI technology is precise, reliable, and easy to use. It features the MOLLI Marker® — about the size of a sesame seed — which is detected using the MOLLI Wand®. The MOLLI Tablet® then displays the distance between the tip of the MOLLI Wand and the MOLLI Marker in millimeters, helping surgeons locate lesions quickly and accurately.
“Not only our patients but also our clinicians can benefit from this new technology,” said Sara Kovacic, DO, FACOS, Henry Community Health Surgical Specialists. “I no longer have to worry about a wire marker moving during surgery or becoming dislodged, causing the localization to be inaccurate. MOLLI makes it significantly easier to locate the lesion and more precisely remove it.”
“We are honored to be of service to the team at Henry Community Health,” said Ananth Ravi, Ph.D., President and CEO of MOLLI Surgical. “A patient’s experience of care is just as important as the treatment itself. We are encouraged to see our device in the hands of the talented team at Henry Community Health as they continue to deliver excellent care close to home for people living with breast cancer.”
About Henry Community Health
Henry Community Health is a nonprofit community health system that combines nationally recognized expertise with a true commitment to personal connection with our patients. We’re proud to have served our neighbors with excellent healthcare in a compassionate, supportive environment for over 90 years. With state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, we use the latest technologies and techniques to provide excellent care to each patient. At Henry Community Health, we make time to listen to your concerns, provide a thoughtful diagnosis and develop a customized plan for your care. Our healthcare model focuses on community, seeking to reduce chronic health problems and promote wellness throughout eastern Indiana.
Henry Community Health has been recognized by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as a 5-Star Facility. Visit us at hchcares.org.
About MOLLI Surgical
MOLLI Surgical started in the operating room, where surgeons were using dated tools to treat cancer patients — and we knew we could do better. Our surgical wand is precise, reliable, easy to use, and built with the realities of the operating room in mind. More importantly, it is built with patients in mind. Our technology replaces procedures to mark lesions with one that is more precise, efficient, and cost-effective.
MOLLI® has been recognized by TIME as one of 2022’s “Best Inventions” in the Medical Care category. The company has been named to Fast Company’s list of the “Next Big Things in Tech,” recognizing tech breakthroughs across industries that promise to transform the future. We are proud to build the advanced equipment that patients prefer to have and that physicians prefer to use. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.