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Hear from Our Surgeons

KLARO™ IN VIVO SURGICAL LIGHTING

Prof N Gopalakrishna Iyer

Head & Senior Consultant

National Cancer Centre Singapore

Head & Neck Department

Surgical Oncology

SINGAPORE

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There are a lot of widespread uses for this lighting system (KLARO™) in the oral cavity, and I have not even demonstrated its use in other locations such as the nasopharynx or oral pharynx yet. It is especially useful in limited resource settings, or for operating in locations where there are variabilities in surgical lighting systems including issues with power and light intensity. It is also useful in going to the field on mission trips where there might not be any operating lights available to perform procedures, in which case you may want to take something like this (KLARO™) with you.

KLARO™ IN VIVO SURGICAL LIGHTING

Dr Carlos Florez Zorrila

Head of Liver Transplant and

Hepatobiliary Surgery

Centro-Médico Nacional

20 Noviembre-ISSTE, Mexico City

General Surgery

MEXICO

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White light is better than yellowish (light). In the second, you can adjust KLARO™ to the shape of the abdominal cavity. You can put in the retractors and you can put it (KLARO™) in the diaphragm concavity very easily, as I showed you in one of my videos.

I think this is the main improvement that this surgical light (provides) in the surgical field, that we can't accomplish with other usual systems.

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Dr Rahul Harshad Nagadia

Consultant

Head & Neck Surgery

General Surgery

Singapore General Hospital

SINGAPORE

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I personally like to use it (KLARO) when I'm operating in the temporomandibular condyle area. I attach it to a Langenback (retractor) ... and when I'm, using (it) to tunnel it through the neck incision all the way up, this retractor with the (KLARO) light attached to it gives me a good path of illumination all the way up to the condyle showing me all the important structures in that area ... KLARO brings clarity to our surgery so that you can address those dark challenging areas and you can do your surgery safely without any difficulty.

Dr Antonio Frena

Chief of General Surgery 

Central Hospital Bolzano

ITALY

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Getting enough light during liver surgery can often be challenging, especially when operating on the hepatic vein and vena cava as it is tricky to illuminate the upper abdomen just below the diaphragm.

 

We therefore decided to start using KLARO™, which proved to be a powerful tool – especially during Sg7 liver segmentectomy – allowing us to illuminate areas that are hard to reach using conventional surgical lighting options.

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Prof Goh Bee Tin

Senior Consultant

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 

National Dental Centre

SINGAPORE

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Wearing a headlamp also creates pressure around the head, which gives me a headache. The device (KLARO) could be useful for surgeons dealing with the upper aerodigestive tract - which includes the nose, throat and mouth - as well as operations done in "deep and small cavities.

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Dr Cheon Willy Cecilia

President of the Hong Kong Urogynaecology Association

Private Practice

Urogynaecologist

HONG KONG

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KLARO™ could provide a better illumination in the deep cavity with a retractor. When having a vaginal hysterectomy, the wound would be deep that the overhead light may not handle it well. Some healthcare workers would describe the wound as a “black hole”, so I need to become more careful to avoid the tissue damage. With KLARO, I can easily illuminate the deep cavity. KLARO help to provide a bright surgical environment, which is good and safe for both the surgeon and patient.

Professor

Surgical Oncology

Head & Neck

Private Practice

SINGAPORE

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If I do a mandibulectomy for a patient with a jaw cancer, I can just put this light source right into the oral cavity and even secure it to the side of the mouth. It is self-retaining and there's no need for an assistant to hold it there.

 

The other thing that I like about this light source is that there is no "shadowing" because I'm bringing light to exactly when I'm operating. Currently with the operating theatre overhead lights, you can have a lot of "shadowing" because the heads are all blocking the light source from coming into the area of surgery. Some of us do try to mitigate that by wearing headlamps. The trouble about headlamps is that the light itself does not really move with your eye movements, and thus the lighting may still not be optimal.

Professor

Surgical Oncology

General Surgery

Private Practice

SINGAPORE

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When I was introduced to KLARO, I was quite excited because it looks like a very nimble structure. It's lightweight and all of it is sterile. It appears to be something that we can put into pretty much any cavity. It is flexible at the same time so it allows us to confirm it in whichever shape that we want to illuminate the area that we want to see a little bit more clearly. 

 

If you have great hands, you're a good surgeon technically but if you can't see the area that you're operating on well that often is going to be a disaster. So, if you can have a device that allows us to delineate the anatomy very accurately, I think it will clearly be beneficial for the patient and the outcomes would naturally be a lot better.

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