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Olympus Long Resectoscope
The Lebanon VA Medical Center (LVAMC) has a requirement for two (2) Olympus Long Resectoscopes, and sterile processing trays. This device is needed for use on patients that require resection of bladder tumors, or TUR Intervention. Currently the facility does not have a long resectoscope for use in patients with long urethras, semi-flexible penile implants, or bariatric patients etc. with difficult to reach anatomy. Therefore, these patients are being sent to the community for their care. This results in high cost to the facility, as well as dissatisfaction of the patient because they cannot have their surgical procedure with their preferred provider or facility.
The Olympus Brand Long Resectoscope is required, due to the power and light sources, as well as the other scopes utilized at this facility are Olympus. Integration of accessories, and maintaining the same standard of care for patients, and staff familiarity with functionality of Olympus products will maintain safe and quality care for Veterans.
The Surgical Department at Lebanon VA Medical Center at (595) Lebanon, Pennsylvania, hereby referred to as the Lebanon VAMC (595), is seeking the acquisition of (2) Olympus Brand Long Resectoscope.
TELESCOPE,4MM, 70, LONG
TELESCOPE,4MM, 12, LONG
PASSIVE WORKING ELEMENTS FOR TURIS
OUTER SHEET, 27FR, LONG ROTATAB
PRO 27FR OUTER SHEATH TUMR-LNG
INNER SHEATH, LONG W/DEFLECT TIP OBT.
IRRIGATION PORT 1 STOPCOCK ROT ATABLE
OBTURATOR, OPTICAL 24FR, LONG
BRIDGE FOR 70 DEGREE TELESCOPE AND RESECTOSCOPE
Light-guide cable, 2.8 mm, 3 m, CF type
ADAPTER FOR ELLIK EVACUATOR
ADAPTER, OES PRO OUT SHTH, ELLIK SYRINGE
LID FOR WA05971A AND EA05972A
TRAY INSERT FOR UPPER PART OF WA05970A, WITH SILICONE MAT
Instrument tray with lid and silicone mat
ESG PlasmaLoop – Long Small
ESG Plasma-OvalButton – Long
ESG PlasmaLoop – Long, Medium
The Contractor/ Vendor must complete the following tasks to meet the needs of this acquisition:
Salient Characteristics of the Olympus Long Resectoscope:
Allows for 24 Fr. Single flow, or 27 Fr. Continuous flow use
Has two unique adapted outer sheaths allow for tumor resection in the bladder and for resection in the prostate
Under low pressure conditions, the long resectoscope s continuous flow system provides increased visualization
Able to use in both monopolar resection and plasma resection in saline, with six different electrode designs
The working element is compatible with both the standard and long resectoscopes making it only necessary to purchase the telescope, sheath and electrodes
Can be used with Olympus video NBI system allowing for better visualization of lesion margins during treatment of NMIBC.
Can be used in TURP and TURBT procedures
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POINT OF CONTACT (POC):
The identified POC and technical representative for this acquisition is:
Name: Debrah Mentzer
Phone Number: 717.272.6621 x 5860
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Delivery confirmation of equipment and commodities will be made through the Logistics Department of the VAMC Lebanon (595). This will include documentation of receipt and assignment of a facility based EE number for identification and tracking purposes.
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