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Oncological Reconstructive Surgery with the Leica M530 OHX Microscope

Interview with Dr. Harold Chatel

Precision is essential in oncological reconstructive surgery, in particular when it relies on free flap techniques. Microsurgical microscopes provide optimal visualization and help streamline the surgical workflow, without interruptions, to ensure successful reconstruction and avoid complications.

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Dr. Harold Chatel is a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in Paris, France. The hospital he works for is one of the best in the world for oncology according to the Newsweek ranking of the World’s Best Specialized Hospitals 2021.

Dr. Chatel uses the Leica M530 OHX surgical microscope for oncological reconstructive surgery and other procedures. The microscope allows to have a larger area in full focus thanks to the groundbreaking FusionOptics™ technology, which unites an enhanced depth of field with high resolution.

In the video below, Dr. Chatel shares how the Leica M530 OHX surgical microscope supports his practice and the advantages for oncological reconstructive surgery.

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According to Dr. Chatel, the Leica M530 OHX surgical microscope provides numerous benefits for oncological reconstructive surgery and free flap procedures. It is:

  • Stable: making it possible to move around freely
  • Ergonomic: helping the surgeon feel comfortable during the procedure and saving space in the Operating Room (OR)
  • Easy to use: allowing simple set-up, based on pre-configured settings

Dr. Chatel points out that, with the Leica M530 OHX surgical microscope, the surgeon has a wide field of view throughout the procedure. There is no need to move or reposition the camera, even with a large flap. The focus and zoom perfectly meet the needs of flap surgery, providing a sharp and bright image. In addition, the smart illumination features automatically optimize light intensity, while protecting patient skin and tissue.

Would you like to know more about the Leica M530 OXH microscope and our other solutions for oncological reconstructive surgery? Contact a Leica representative today.