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DRE provides one of the industries widest varieties of operating and surgical tables.  Traditional OR tables are offered as factory new DRE brand or professionally refurbished by major manufacturers such as Steris / Amsco, Stryker, Skytron, and more.  Tables for minor surgical procedures and procedure rooms are are also offered new by DRE and provide the right combination of ergonomics, positioning, and specialized features to improve patient results. 

Surgical Table Types:

  • Major surgery tables for the operating room ( Operating Room Tables ).
  • Mobile surgical tables and surgical stretchers.
  • Spine tables and systems.
  • ENT tables and chairs.
  • Ophthalmology / eye chairs and stretchers.
  • Podiatry chairs.
  • Oral surgery chairs.
  • OB/GYN chairs and tables.
  • Hair transplant chairs.
  • Dental chairs.

 


Key Features and Considerations

  • Stationary:  Fix or stationary tables are connected to the floor of the operating room.  They tend to offer more stability and better clearance underneath the system for imaging units and staff.  This is typically an option seen in full blown higher volume  operating room.
  • Wheeled / Mobile:  These units are wheeled units that can be moved within the operating room based on case needs or space considerations.  Recent tables to enter the market have branded themselves as "mobile" due to larger casters and the ability to be easy moved from room to room.
  • Trendellenburg:  Patients feet are raised 15 to 30 degrees higher than the head.  It is often used in abdominal or gynecological procedures as well as perfusion in respiratory patients.
  • Reverse Trendellenburg:  Patients head is raised to position 15 to 30 degrees higher than the feet.  This position is used in certain head, neck, and gynecological procedures to help with reducing blood flow to those areas.  It is also useful for ophthalmic surgery in larger patients.
  • Horizontal Tilt: Usually related directly to trendellenburg positioning.  Most tables will tilt at least 20 degrees in both directions, in some cases tables will tilt as much as 40 degrees.  When considering a table make sure it has the needed horizontal tilt and all the necessessary safety features to accomodate for the movement and angles.
  • Back and Leg Adjustment: Angle adjustment to patients back and feet.
  • Rotation:  Up to 360 degree adjustment of the table top around the base.
  • Kidney Bridge / Elevator:  Can be integrated or as an attachment and is typically elevated suring kidney surgery to improve access.
  • Height Adjustment: Most tables range from 25 inches in the low position to around 45 inches in the highest.  This is needed when transferring the patient from and to various platforms and also during procedures to accomidate the surgery team.
  • Motorized vs. Manual:  Fully featured tables have a number of electronic functions controlled by both a hand and foot control.  Along with motorized back and foot sections, these tables allow for various angles in both the horizontal and lateral positions.  Many include preset postions and return to level functions.  Manual tables retain a more traditional method and use crank or hydrolic mechanism in place of electronics and motors.  Significant cost savings can be realized if motorized options are not preferred.
  • Remote Controls:  Most common are hand and foot controls. Hand controls usually include all functions while foot controls are used with a limited set.  Consider asking for more than one of each to maximize uptime.  They are the most likely failure point due to accidental damage or loss. 
  • Weight Capacity: Range from 350 pounds to over 1,000 pounds.  Typically barriatric style tables have a 1,000 pound capacity.
  • Radiotranslucent / MRI Compatible: Compatibility with imaging technology is becoming a much more mainstream need and is associated with the growing popularity of the hybrid operating room that incorporates imaging during the procedure.
  • Tabletop Slide:
  • Leveling: 
  • Battery Powered:
  • Safety Break Locks:


Popular Surgical Table Brands:

Operating Room Tables

  • Steris / Amsco
  • Skytron
  • Berchtold
  • Maquet
  • Shampaine
  • Eschmann
  • Allen

Procedure Chairs and Tables

  • Midmark / Ritter
  • Brewer
  • MTI
  • Hill Laboratories
  • UMF
  • Dexta
  • Reliance
  • Westar

Ultrasound and Imaging Tables

  • Oakworks
  • UMF
  • Clinton