Choosing Surgical Tables for Your Hospital

Choosing Surgical Tables for Your Hospital

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

When a patient is under operation, it’s important to keep their body in a stable position to give the surgeon clear, steady, and easy access to the operating site. All medical equipment manufacturers keep this in mind when crafting surgical tables, but that doesn’t mean every operating table is built the same nor serves the same purpose. That being said, many types of tables are available, and picking the right one can be overwhelming. To help you select the right equipment for your operating room, let’s review what you should consider when choosing a surgical table for your hospital.

What Types of Procedures Do You Typically Perform?

The first and most important factor to consider is the kind of surgical table you need. The types of surgeries common in your facility will influence your decision. A general hospital needs general operating tables, but specialized departments need specific surgical tables. Bariatric, neurology, urology, cystoscopy, cardiovascular, pediatric, and orthopedic tables are available for your facility. Once you’ve chosen the type of surgical table you need, you can narrow your search.

Will You Need a Fixed or Mobile Operating Table?

Almost every type of operating table comes in a stationary or mobile model. Stationary models have an anchor that attaches to the floor of the operating room. Conversely, a mobile operating table allows you to change its position. Both models allow you to remove or add sections, depending on the surgery. While mobile models are the most popular, they’re not suitable for imaging purposes where you need a fixed positioning of the patient.

What Additions and Features Are You Looking For?

Due to the wonders of modern technology, many surgical tables come with a variety of add-ons that make surgeries much easier. Some table models allow you to program automatic movements that help you adjust patients. However, all surgical tables should come with features that give you the flexibility to maneuver patients as needed for the operation. A high-quality table is ergonomic to distribute the patient’s weight evenly so they don’t experience undue stress, which can result in bed sores.

Now that you know what to look for when choosing a surgical table for your hospital, let Future Health Concepts supply you with the medical equipment you need. We have a variety of new and refurbished operating tables to choose from so you can select the perfect tables for your hospital and your budget.

Staff 9/13/2023