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Innovation and Research

NorthShore University HealthSystem’s expert surgeons are already in regular contact with surgical implement manufacturers, as they are recognized for the ability to test and practice new equipment in a lab setting, as well as for their pro-active stance in suggesting instrument improvements.

Innovation in instrumentation is a result of collaboration between surgeons and engineers, and NorthShore’s experts work in partnership with the finest academic and professional medical engineers at Northwestern University and beyond.

As practiced surgeons identify particular challenges with specific instruments – and in many cases help develop improved technology – the benefits to future patients grow exponentially.

The multi-disciplinary lab encourages communication and collaboration between a variety of specialties, providing enhanced knowledge and a ready dialogue to develop new applications for surgical techniques.