Technological advancements have moved the surgical table way beyond glorified gurney into tables with multiple patient-positioning options, and have allowed ORs to shift away from halogens to LEDs.
Traditional operating rooms are being transformed as new technologies and paradigms are being introduced into the clinical environment, and hospitals are putting substantial investment into updating the infrastructure of their ORs.
Demand for technologically advanced operating room equipment means healthcare providers around the world are increasingly moving to hybrid operating rooms.
The growing popularity of modern hybrid operating rooms is expected to prop up the OT tables, and lights market over the next 5 years.
The operating theater is generally the most expensive facility in a hospital, and also a significant revenue driver. The onus lies upon the vendor to ensure that sufficient funds are allocated from the total procurement budget for OT tables and OT lights.
The near future will prove that realization of the attributes of enhanced surgical motion and enhanced visualization are possible by different technologies and separate, more inexpensive, and less cumbersome systems.