The medical technology industry is expected to be worth $467 billion by the year 2020, due to the introduction of such technological wonders as virtual surgery simulations in hospitals and medical practices.


National Business Capital is receiving calls from hospitals and medical practices across the country for help in securing virtual surgery technology, giving them the opportunity to provide better effective care for their patients, while saving valuable time and money in the process.


Here are 4 ways that virtual surgery simulations are shaping the future of medical technology:



1.  Faster, More Effective Surgical Procedures


Virtual surgery is expected to have over 1 billion users by 2020, giving surgical professionals of all kinds a deeper understanding of surgical procedures before entering the operating room.


Combining angiograms, CT scans and MRI imaging, virtual surgery software creates finely-detailed 3D models of a patient’s areas scheduled for surgery. In a completely artificial and immersive environment, surgeons are then able to study and interact with these models in real time, familiarizing themselves with the procedures to take place.


Many studies have shown that surgeons who utilize virtual surgery technology perform faster, more effective procedures on their patients. Able to perform upcoming surgical procedures many times over in a digital space, healthcare professionals feel more confident and familiar when it comes time to operating on their patients, and perform significantly better as a result.


Additionally, there have been cases of medical professionals who notice problem areas and details with virtual surgery imaging that would have been missed otherwise.


In a virtual space, medical professionals can manipulate bones and organs in ways that would be impossible in real life, resulting in analyses that provide more accurate and effective care for their patients.



2. Immersive, Comprehensive Training for Medical Students


Virtual surgery technology is an increasingly popular method of training for medical students of all kinds. Medical students who practice surgical procedures using virtual reality perform significantly better than those that don’t, with studies showing:


  • 29% Faster Operating Speeds
  • 6 Times Less Likely to Make Errors
  • 9 Times More Likely to Show Marked Improvement of Skills
  • Significantly More Improvement in Hand-Eye Coordination


Additional features of virtual surgery software include on-screen instructions that walk medical students through procedures, making this a popular method of preparation for intensely delicate and complex procedures, such as those performed in laparoscopic surgery.



3. Patient Education and Reassurance


Healthcare professionals aren’t the only ones who need to ready themselves for surgical procedures. Patients afraid of receiving surgery must also mentally prepare themselves for the operating room, which proves difficult due to a disconnect between the patient and the surgery taking place.


With virtual surgery software, healthcare professionals can show their patients exactly what will be happening during their procedure, and clearly explain what will happen every step of the way by guiding them through the surgery step by step.


By removing the mystery behind what will happen while in surgery, patients are able to familiarize themselves with the procedures soon to take place, and gain reassurance by having any and all concerns addressed with clear and detailed visual demonstrations.



4. Save Time and Money, and Take on More Patients


Hospitals and medical practices who utilize virtual surgery technology are able to provide faster and more efficient care for their patients. This results in the ability for healthcare professionals to take on a greater volume of patients, with a lowered risk of failure.


Time has shown that patients will always choose to be cared for by hospitals and medical practices that utilize cutting-edge medical technology, and offer lower-risk procedures compared to those that don’t. So, it’s no surprise that patients are being drawn to practices that offer the latest advancements in virtual surgery technology, with features that greatly reduce the risk of surgical failure.


Virtual surgery software is also saving hospitals and medical practices time and money by eliminating the need to spend thousands on live bodies and animals for their medical students to practice on. Instead, medical students and professionals are able to safely practice procedures on artificial digital models.



Next Steps


Over 1 billion medical practices in hospitals are expected to use virtual surgery software by 2020, for the benefit of both surgeons and their patients. With incredible affordability of such virtual reality consoles as the Occulus Rift, medical professionals can provide safer, faster, and more efficient care for their patients, while saving time and money in the process.


Surgeons, physicians, and healthcare professionals of all kinds are contacting the business financing advisors at National Business Capital for help in securing virtual surgery consoles. With medical business loans, designed benefits specific for medical professionals including low rates and long terms, NBC makes securing the funds you need to grow and expand your practice easier and faster than ever before.


Contact the business financing advisors at NBC today at (877) 482-3008 , available 24/7, to find out how their medical equipment financing options can help you secure virtual surgery software in as little as 24 hours. Or, fill out this 1-page, 1-minute application online to get approved for funds in 24 hours or less.