Westmead Private invests in industry leading 3D surgery technology

Westmead Private Hospital is proud to be the first hospital in Australia and New Zealand to install the latest Olympus 3D surgical platform – VISERA ELITE II. This new technology means that complex surgeries can now be performed with laparoscopic surgery rather than open surgery, reducing pain and recovery time. This is particularly important for complex bariatric surgery, lung and liver resection surgeries.

VISERA ELITE II restores natural 3D vision and depth perception, providing improved speed, accuracy and precision for surgical tasks. It is unique in offering a rigid 3D video laparoscope that supports seamless direction-of-view rotation to mimic the traditional camera head / telescope configuration without rotating the image on screen. This significant technological development overcomes a major hurdle to 3D adoption. It ensures a level surgical horizon is maintained at all times, while removing the learning curve traditionally associated with 3D imaging.

Dr Brendan Ryan performs bariatric surgery at Westmead Private and recently had the opportunity to use the new Olympus 3D system for gastric sleeve and gastric bypass procedures. “The increased depth of vision is amazing and makes my surgery more precise. It allows me to undertake my more complex operations with greater surety. I am so excited about this enhanced technology and am constantly impressed by the extra vision I can get,” said Dr Ryan.

Westmead Private is committed to providing the best in health care, offering surgical options that achieve the most optimal outcomes for patients.

“It is wonderful to be able to offer such cutting edge technology to our patients, which will help us deliver enhanced, faster and more effective care. Further enabling us to become the first choice for patient care in our community,” said CEO Mike Flatley.

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About Westmead Private Hospital

Westmead Private Hospital opened in October 2000 and is owned and operated by global hospital group, Ramsay Health Care. We cater for a broad range of health care needs from day surgery procedures through to highly complex surgery.

The 161 bed private hospital is co-located with Westmead Hospital and Westmead Children’s Hospital and is a teaching hospital of the Western Clinical School of the University of Sydney.

Our highly respected surgeons work with our team of skilled nurses and allied health professionals to provide the highest standard of personalised care to all our patients. The team work together to ensure our patient’s needs are met prior to admission, whilst in hospital and following discharge.

Our hospital encompasses:

· 13 operating theatres

· 2 state-of-the-art cardiac catheterisation laboratories

· 16 bed Intensive Care Unit

· 6 Birthing Suites

· 10 cot Special Care Nursery

· 8 bed Paediatric Ward

· Day Surgery Unit


About Olympus

Olympus is a world-leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality optical, electronic and precision engineering products, for scientific, medical, industrial and consumer applications. Its mission is to have a profound and positive impact on society by making the world happier, safer and healthier through its products and business activities.



Hospital Contact

Sandra Southwell

Marketing Manager

Westmead Private Hospital

Telephone +61 (02) 8837 9000

E-Mail: [email protected]

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