Monday, May 30, 2016

How to Care for Your Phaco Handpieces

While the phacoemulsification machine is the heart of cataract surgery, the Phaco handpiece could be considered the nervous system. Without it, the ophthalmologist could not deliver power to the Phaco tip or direct it to perform the intricate cataract surgery.  At a cost of over $5,000, your handpieces represent an important investment for your practice, and it’s only wise to handle and maintain them with the highest level of care. However, devices this delicate aren’t always treated as carefully as they should be. Before you find your devices in need of Phaco handpiece repair, make sure to treat them with care.

To keep your handpieces in proper, working order, experts recommend frequent and gentle cleanings to thoroughly remove debris. If the device is not cleaned properly, debris can accumulate and compromise the surgical procedure. When examining the handpiece for dents or nicks, remember to also inspect the tip, silicone sleeve and cord. Any fraying of the cord should be addressed immediately.

After autoclaving your handpiece, it should cool at room temperature for at least 15 minutes. If your facility is busy and you’re performing surgery after surgery, it can be tempting to use it at a faster rate. Do not take shortcuts such as immersing the handpiece into cold water, which could cause damage.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Welcome to Benjamin Biomedical’s Blog!

Welcome to our blog at Benjamin Biomedical. Since 1994, we’ve been successfully completing repairs of Phaco handpieces, harmonic scalpels and endoscopic video cameras. We carry an ongoing commitment to providing the highest quality repairs as we help increase physician satisfaction and improve patient care.

Our process of complete refurbishment brings the instrument back to brand-new condition at a fraction of the cost you would pay a manufacturer; and by combining the skills of our highly trained technicians with our instrument repair strategies, we’re able to guarantee our repair capabilities on all the latest models of surgical instruments mentioned above with a maximum return on investment.

In this blog, we’ll be providing industry news, tips, updates on our services, and more. We encourage open conversations regarding the posted topics and would love to discuss them with you. Our customers are the reason we created this blog and we’re very active in replying to your comments or questions.
Our customers at Benjamin Biomedical receive unparalleled craftsmanship and service at the lowest, direct pricing for our Phaco handpiece, harmonic scalpel or endoscope repair services. For more information on repair processes, pricing, turnaround times and more, visit us today at