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Advanced imaging for safer surgery

The SPY Elite—the first and most advanced fluorescence imaging system on the Palouse—provides real-time imaging of blood flow to tissue during surgery. The technology helps surgeons, like Dr. Geoffrey Stiller, identify and remove tissue at risk of infection.

The SPY Elite is used in procedures such as mastectomies, breast reconstruction, gastrointestinal and cardiothoracic surgery.

Sleep medicine for a better night's rest

The Gritman Sleep Center is designed with you in mind. We offer comprehensive sleep studies in our nationally certified sleep center and home sleep testing to monitor sleep patterns in your natural environment.

Under the direction of board-certified sleep specialist Dr. John Grauke, along with a registered sleep (polysomnographic) technologist with 25 years of experience in the field, the sleep center's expert staff can diagnose and treat many sleep disorders, helping you get a better night's rest.

Portable imaging in the emergency room

When every second counts, emergency room physicians, like Dr. Guillermo Modad, trust the Venue 50 portable ultrasound by GE Healthcare for fast and precise imaging.

The Venue 50 lets doctors quickly scan different regions of the body, and the ultrasound's portability improves patient comfort by bringing the exam to the bedside.

Avoid major surgery with innovative wound healing technologies

The Gritman Wound Healing Center—named a 2016 Center of Excellence by Healogics™—offers advanced technologies, such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure therapies, bioengineered tissues and biosynthetics, to help wounds heal.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber, which allows the lungs to gather more oxygen. Oxygen is delivered to the wound through the blood stream and helps fight bacteria and stimulate the release of substances called growth factors and stem cells, which promote healing.

Faster recovery with minimally invasive urology procedures

Urology patients can expect faster recovery thanks to minimally invasive procedures performed at Gritman—for example, ureteroscopy.

Urologists, like Dr. Bryan Smith, may use a ureteroscope to locate and remove kidney stones, eliminating the need to make an incision in the body. As a result, most patients are able to go home the same day of the procedure.

Fetal monitoring provides peace of mind for expecting mothers

GE Healthcare's Corometrics 250cx Series fetal monitoring system—available in the Gritman Family Birth Center—lets your physician monitor you and your baby, either at your bedside or remotely through a connected mobile device. Physicians, like Dr. Bryn Parker, can view uterine and fetal activity such as fetal heart rate.

The technology also offers enhanced, maternal monitoring of temperature, oxygen saturation, ECG and non-invasive blood pressure; so expecting mothers can take comfort knowing their doctor has around-the-clock access to their baby's health, as well as their own.

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