MEDICAL ALLIANCE OFFERS NEXT-GENERATION FIBER OPTIC TECHNOLOGY.Medical Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq/NM:MAII), Irving, Texas, is now offering its medical surgical physician customers - primarily OB/GYNs with access to the Gynecare Versascope Hysteroscopy System, a less invasive new generation fiber optic technology for diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy procedures.
The Versascope diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy system enables obstetricians and gynecologists to see abnormal uterine growths including endometriosis endometriosis (ĕn'dəmē'trē-ō`sĭs), a condition in which small pieces of the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) migrate to other places in the pelvic area. , polyps Polyps
A tumor with a small flap that attaches itself to the wall of various vascular organs such as the nose, uterus and rectum. Polyps bleed easily, and if they are suspected to be cancerous they should be surgically removed. , fibroids Fibroids
Benign tumors of muscle and connective tissue that develop within or are attached to the uterine wall.
Mentioned in: Menstrual Disorders and pre-cancerous lesions with a wider field of view within the uterine cavity. This system is small enough to be inserted through most cervices cer·vi·ces
A plural of cervix. without dilation dilation /di·la·tion/ (di-la´shun)
1. the act of dilating or stretching.
1. or anesthesia required - the hysteroscope and sheath are designed to minimize patient trauma and discomfort. Advanced optics technology ensures precise imaging for accurate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. The unique expandable channel of the Versascope Sheath allows delivery of 2mm instruments including the biopsy cup, grasper and scissors scissors
Cutting instrument or tool consisting of a pair of opposed metal blades that meet and cut when the handles at their ends are brought together. Modern scissors are of two types: the more usual pivoted blades have a rivet or screw connection between the cutting ends .
"Medical Alliance has been offering diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy services to obstetricians and gynecologists for some time now, and we are pleased to offer this most recent technological advancement to them," said Paul Herchman, chief executive officer of Medical Alliance, Inc. "This new fiber optic technology will enable physicians to see a wider view of the intrauterine intrauterine /in·tra·uter·ine/ (-u´ter-in) within the uterus.
Within the uterus.
Situated or occuring in the uterus. cavity enabling them to diagnose a number of abnormalities. We are pleased to offer another Gynecare/Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson Company product to our physician customers."
Medical Alliance provides technology and a complete range of surgical services in hospitals, surgery centers, and physicians' offices in 42 states. At present, Medical Alliance has 168 managed care contracts covering approximately 82 million lives. The Company provides its services along two primary business lines - medical surgical and aesthetic elective services. Payors, physicians and patients benefit from Medical Alliance's services through reduced costs for surgical procedures, increased physician productivity, greater access to advanced medical technologies and improved patient satisfaction.
For more information, visit www.medalliance.com or call 972/580-8999.