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New equipment to make a huge difference to keyhole surgery patients

Peter Francis

Keyhole surgery equipment which will help speed up procedures and reduce pain and discomfort for patients, has been donated to Broomfield Hospital.

The £23,000 worth of equipment, known as AirSeal, was bought with money raised by Chelmer Bridge Rotary Club, and helps stop air from getting trapped in parts of a patient’s body after having a keyhole procedure.

Bruno Lorenzi, consultant general and upper gastrointestinal surgeon at Broomfield Hospital, explained how it will help.

“As well as improving things for patients, this equipment will also help improve the safety of both the surgical team and patients during operations.

“Over the years, we have been humbled by the generosity shown by the Chelmer Bridge Rotary members and their supporters with various donations.”

Graham Marsh, from the Chelmer Rotary Club, said: “We know the equipment will be in constant use and perform a critical role, so Chelmer Bridge were delighted to be of assistance to the team involved in laparoscopic and robotic surgery.”

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