Nowadays, the medical services market is rapidly expanding, and endoscopy, being an important part of it, is no different. Endoscopy has become an integral part of different branches of medicine such as gastroenterology, pulmonology, gynecology, urology, otolaryngology, surgery and others, since it appeared in the middle of the last century. Endoscopic equipment opens wide possibilities for diagnosing various diseases, convenient screening, and effective minimally invasive medical manipulations. Many studies have shown that surgeries performed using endoscopy equipment make an extremely positive therapeutic impact and substantially lower the risk of complications.
There are two main categories of endoscopes according to their design features:
To make the right choice, it is important to clearly understand what the device will be used for. It is necessary to determine the manipulation types which are planned to be conducted – diagnostic or therapeutic, as well as body regions meant to be examined.
So, what do you have to pay attention to when buying an endoscope?
The endoscopic equipment manufacturers’ price policy is also worth considering. Publicly funded health care is often quite limited in financial resources, and therefore, preferences should be given to reliable devices from proven manufacturers able to provide adequate extended service maintenance for their products. Private clinics can afford using expensive cutting-edge equipment available on the market if their executive staff is sure in their commercial return.
As for the equipment brands, OLYMPUS, PENTAX, FUJINON (Japan) and KARL STORZ (Germany) are leaders in this field. Currently, Chinese manufacturers, HUGER, in particular, are actively entering the market.
More information about the best endoscopic equipment manufacturers can be found in the article "Top manufacturers of endoscopy equipment"
You can find a large choice of new and used endoscopic equipment and accessories, offered for sale in a wide price range, on the BiMedis website. Our experts will be happy to advise you on all questions that arise while choosing.