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Epworth Private Hospital Group Acquires Lumera 700 Surgical Microscope

May 10, 2019 Medical Tourism No Comments Email Email

The Epworth private hospital group  has acquired a surgical microscope, the Lumera 700, which has already been used to restore a woman’s sight at Melbourne’s Epworth Freemasons hospital, according to the Epworth Foundation. Epworth’s private hospitals are currently popular medical tourism destinations for cancer treatments, IVF and robotic surgery. The new Lumera 700 surgical microscope may encourage foreigners with eye problems to access treatment in Australia.

Why is this surgical microscope special?

This microscope was given to Epworth Freemasons by Epworth’s own medical foundation. It is designed to assist surgeons by helping them to operate with higher levels of precision. In mid-April of 2019, an Australian grandmother named Jenny Evans had her deteriorating sight restored to 100 percent, thanks to the high-tech medical device. This microscope looks deep within the eye and offers surgeons cellular views that make it simpler for them to do eye repairs. Valued at half a million dollars, this surgical microscope was used to repair a macular tear in Evans’ eye.

This new tool offers hope to medical tourists

Each year, several hundred tourists visit Epworth hospitals within Australia to get surgical procedures, cancer care, or in-vitro fertilization, (or other medical treatments or procedures). These numbers are anticipated to rise. The new Lumera 700 microscope will offer hope to people with vision problems, who can’t afford to pay higher prices for surgical treatment in their home countries. Medical tourists from Indonesia, the Pacific Rim and Singapore, as well as 27 other global regions, come to Epworth hospitals to get medical care.

Epworth Freemasons, where the microscope is used during operations, is currently being redeveloped, and its upgrade will boost its appeal with medical tourists, who wish to access state-of-the-art health care. Qantas health care asserts that anyone considering medical tourism should be sure to purchase comprehensive travel insurance before visiting a new country, such as Australia. It is also wise to research health care facilities and surgeons (if applicable) very carefully before deciding whether to get medical treatment or surgery abroad.

Medical tourism is expanding to new areas

The medical tourism landscape is changing. It is expanding, and countries such as Australia are becoming viable medical tourism destinations. Epworth execs understand that Australia has a bright future as a medical tourism destination. Epworth Freemason’s new Lumera 700 surgical microscope and hospital redevelopment are designed to attract new medical tourists, while also ensuring that Aussies get great health care.

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