Doctor holding endoscope in hand during procedure

 

Are you caring for your endoscope equipment properly? If not, you might have to face certain consequences. At M.D. Endoscopy, we know just how important it is to clean and care for your equipment properly. Learn about a few of the consequences below that you can avoid by ensuring you’re following the proper cleaning methods for the types and brands of endoscopes you use in your procedures.

2 Major Consequences of Improper Cleaning

Before using an endoscope on a patient, you should be sure that it has been cleaned, disinfected, and sanitized. If you skip any steps, it could result in the following:

  • Cross-Contamination: Failing to properly clean an endoscope can result in major complications for your patients. Using an endoscope on a patient that hasn’t been thoroughly disinfected and sanitized could increase the risk of passing on a deadly or disabling infection to your patients. In fact, the ECRI Institute rated improper cleaning of complex, reusable medical instruments as 2017’s second-biggest health technology hazard, noting that endoscopes fall into this category.
  • Device Failures: Not only can inadequate cleaning methods spread diseases and illnesses, but the function of the endoscopic instruments themselves can suffer as well. Instrument channels getting blocked is the most common device failure resulting from improper cleaning. When you have an malfunctioning equipment, you’ll end up wasting your time and money getting it repaired.

To avoid the above, you need to ensure that you and your team are cleaning instruments properly.

The Key to Proper Cleaning

If you want to prevent infections and keep your instruments in optimal condition, you need to have a foolproof cleaning process set in place. The following are essential for infection control and prevention:

  • Having a dedicated space for cleaning the instruments
  • Cleaning endoscopes manually
  • Keeping records of the cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing of equipment
  • Disinfecting equipment daily even if it was cleaned and disinfected the day before
  • Using different cleaners designated for different endoscope types and brands
  • When possible, avoiding or limiting exposure to cleaners and disinfectants that could result in adverse reactions for your patients

The most important thing is making sure that you have a system in place that will keep you compliant with all regulations and minimize the risks of spreading disease as much as possible. Because the cleaning processes and cleaning solutions will differ by brand and type, you should be sure to sure to familiarize yourself and your teams with the proper procedures for each instrument.

Have specific questions about the cleaning process? Contact us today! We’re happy to help you make sure you’re following the right cleaning procedures.

Looking for a reputable company to repair your endoscopy equipment? Look no further! We’ve listed a few reasons why you can trust M.D. Endoscopy to handle your repair needs.

We Repair Every Model Type

From major brands like Olympus and Pentax to brands like Fujinon, we can repair any model. We regularly fix the following:

Do you need something else repaired that’s not listed above? Contact us to see if we can handle your request.

We Are Experienced

At M.D. Endoscopy, we know scopes. Our OEM repair technicians have over 35 years of combined experience repairing surgical equipment and endoscopic products. Because of our vast experience, we’re able to better understand the needs of our customers.

We Provide Quality Work at Reasonable Prices

An alternative to high-priced repairs from the manufacturers, we offer fair and realistic prices. In fact, you can save 50-60% when we handle the repairs for you. In addition to our reasonable prices, we offer free repair estimates and a 50% discount on your first minor or major repair (excludes complete refurbishments).

Better yet, we offer all of this without sacrificing quality. To ensure high-quality repairs, we have skilled OEM technicians that complete a comprehensive 42-point diagnostic check before getting started.

We Have Fast Turnaround Times

We know the urgency of getting your medical equipment repaired quickly. For that reason, we offer the following turnaround times:

  • Minor repairs: Returned to you within 1-2 days
  • Major repairs: Returned to you within 3-4 days
  • Complete overhauls: Returned to you within 5-7 days

We work hard to repair your equipment so that you can get back to work quickly. We even offer loaner equipment upon request so you’re not left in a lurch. If your equipment needs a complete overhaul, we even give you the loaner equipment free of charge!

We Back Our Repairs with Warranties

We’re so confident in our repairs that we offer the following warranties:

  • 12-month warranty: Offered on all minor and major repairs
  • 24-month warranty: Offered when a complete overhaul has been performed

What makes our warranties special? Not only are they comprehensive, no-hassle warranties but they are the longest warranties in the industry!

Are you anxious to have us get started on your endoscope repairs? Contact us today to start taking advantage of our trouble-free repair services.

While many people love thrift shopping and don’t mind owning second-hand items, there are just some things that should be purchased new. Amongst those is underwear, toothbrushes, and flash drives. But what about medical equipment?

Used medical equipment can have pros and cons. On the one hand, the price is usually lower and allows hospitals and offices to purchase what they need at an affordable rate. On the other hand, however, you don’t always know at the time of the purchase if it will function well, has been damaged, or has been improperly used or cared for.

 Find a reliable sales company when purchasing used equipment. This will ensure that you not only get the price that you want, but that the equipment will function properly as well.

M.D. Endoscopy knows the importance of getting quality equipment at an affordable price and so we have been providing refurbished, warrantied endoscopes and other equipment for nearly 27 years. We buy, sell, and repair endoscopy equipment to help you get what you need at a price that you love.

How Is An Upper Endoscopy Performed?

An upper endoscopy procedure is performed by feeding a long and flexible tube (an endoscope) with a camera attached to it down the patient’s esophagus and into their stomach and duodenum. The endoscope will pump air into the patient’s stomach, making it easier for the small camera to send a video image to a monitor. The doctor will use this monitor to examine the lining of the upper GI tract. This fifteen to thirty minute procedure will be performed by a gastroenterologist, surgeon, or other health care provider who has been trained to do so. The patient will receive light sedation prior to beginning the in-house procedure, which should wear off with an hour or two.

Symptoms Doctors Will Perform An Upper Endoscopy For

A doctor will perform an upper endoscopy when abnormal symptoms are present, or when lab tests come back abnormal. Symptoms that a doctor may perform one for are:

-          Persistent heartburn

-          Bleeding

-          Nausea and vomiting

-          Pain

-          Unexplained weight loss

-          Problems swallowing

-          and other symptoms

Conditions Diagnosed Using An Upper Endoscopy 

Doctors can use an upper endoscopy to diagnose many different diseases. Some of these include:

-          Anemia

-          Gastroesophageal reflux disease

-          Ulcers

-          Cancer

-          Inflammation, or swelling

-          Precancerous abnormalities

-          Celiac disease

A few of these conditions will require a biopsy to complete the diagnosis. A doctor will obtain the biopsy by passing an instrument through the endoscope to acquire a piece of tissue. This piece of tissue will be small and is needed for proper diagnosis of conditions, such as:

-          Cancer

-          Celiac disease

-          Gastritis

Other Reasons A Doctor Will Perform An Upper Endoscopy 

Other reasons a doctor can use an upper endoscopy are:

-          Treat conditions

-          Dilate strictures

-          Remove objects that are caught in the upper GI tract

Endoscopes are important to utilize in the medical field when properly diagnosing numerous diseases and conditions. They’re able to provide doctors with a clearer image than ultrasounds, making a condition easier to diagnose. M.D. Endoscopy has nearly 27 years of experience in endoscope sales and repair. Because we value our customers, we provide the only 24-month warranty in the business. Visit https://www.mdendoscopy.com/ to learn more about us, view our products, and/or contact us.

Endoscopic Ultrasound Transducer

When you need high-quality images of internal organs in the abdomen or thoracic cavity, one of the best options for obtaining those images is an endoscopic ultrasound. With the ultrasound transducer on the end of the endoscope, you can obtain more accurate and detailed images of the organs in question than you would if your used an external ultrasound transducer. This can help you to obtain quality images of the pancreas, liver, gallbladder, lymph nodes, lungs, and of course, the GI tract.

Why Choose Endoscopic Ultrasounds?

One of the primary reasons to choose endoscopic ultrasounds for your patients is that it is minimally invasive. In many cases, your only other option will be surgical. Endoscopic ultrasounds will help you evaluate the findings from other imaging tests more precisely or determine the extent of diseases and cancers without performing exploratory surgeries. They can also help you to pinpoint the exact location where you will want to perform a biopsy or even locate a precise area where medications can be injected directly into the pancreas, liver, or other organs. Faster, less invasive procedures will speed your patients recovery.

Get High Quality Imaging Tools from M.D. Endoscopy

When you want to offer endoscopic ultrasounds to your patients, you’ll want top quality equipment to work with, such as the Olympus EXERA II GF-UCT180 Ultrasound Linear Echoendoscope / Video Gastroscope. This endoscope delivers high quality ultrasounds with great imaging depth. It features a detachable ultrasound cable to make it easier to handle, reprocess, and store. M.D. Endoscopy also offers a wide array of image capture devices to make recording, storing, and reviewing the results of endoscopies and endoscopic ultrasounds as simple as possible for the imaging technician. Examples of great image capture devices are the Medicapture USB-170 Image Capture Device, Medicapture USB-200 Image Capture Device, and the Medicapture USB-300 High Definition Video Recording, for when you need the greatest possible resolution.

The Best Prices for the Best Imaging Solutions

There’s a reason that M.D. Endoscopy is the leader in refurbished, pre-owned endoscopy equipment. All our machines have been impeccably restored to the manufacturer’s original standards, and we are so confident that our solutions will work for you, that we offer a 24-month warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.

Since your patients are your priority, you want fast accurate diagnoses from minimally invasive procedures. For that you’ll want the best imaging tools from M.D. Endoscopy. To make an order, US customers can call us at 1-800-866-ENDO. International customers can reach us at 386-492-7993.

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M.D. Endoscopy

As the industry leader of pre-owned, refurbished and used endoscopy equipment, M.D. Endoscopy, Inc. offers one of the largest inventories of endoscopes in the world. We offer products from all major manufacturers including but not limited to Olympus, Pentax and Fujinon with the only and most comprehensive 24-month warranty in the industry.

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