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Interview with STILLE Ambassador Joseph Coatti MD

Dr. Joseph Coatti is the senior managing partner of Shoreline Surgical Associates in Middletown, CT. For over 30 years they have been in the business of helping people through various surgical procedures including bariatric, endovascular, cardiovascular, general and many others. Recently Dr. Coatti was interviewed regarding his use of the original STILLE imagiQ table and the recently acquired imagiQ2.

For more information on Dr. Coatti and Shoreline Surgical Associates visit www.shorlinesurg.com

Shoreline Surgical Assoc.

What are the benefits of working in your own angio suite?

Choosing the C-arm, and fluoro equipment and the table were essential parts of the decision making of developing the suite. I think the investment in a high-end angiographic table like the imagiQ2 is well worth it. You recoup the cost of the table quickly in your effortless use during angiographic procedures in how quickly you can get your work done. The equipment we have purchased has brought real value to us, the angio graphic equipment, the C-arm and the table are crucial partners in what we provide for our patients on a day to day basis. The investment has to be appropriate in the beginning to make sure that you’re not working in a sub-optimal condition. You want to be in your office suite and feel absolutely great about working there every day you come in.

How has imagiQ2 played a role in your cost savings?

Using this table in the suite we are able to eliminate an x-ray technician because we don’t have to manipulate the C-arm as much as we do in our operating room suite at our hospital. This is a cost savings which is an important part of owning and operating your own angio suite in your office. The STILLE table is an excellent investment towards that, your imaging is better, your ability to service patients better and more efficiently with less fatigue really comes into play the first time you begin to do your procedures.

How important is the equipment you choose?

Choosing the C-arm, and fluoro equipment and the table were essential parts of the decision making of developing the suite. I think the investment in a high-end angiographic table like the imagiQ2 is well worth it. You recoup the cost of the table quickly in your effortless use during angiographic procedures in how quickly you can get your work done. The equipment we have purchased has brought real value to us, the angio graphic equipment, the C-arm and the table are crucial partners in what we provide for our patients on a day to day basis. The investment has to be appropriate in the beginning to make sure that you’re not working in a sub-optimal condition. You want to be in your office suite and feel absolutely great about working there every day you come in.

There has been a heightened awareness among patients and physicians regarding dose exposure, how does the STILLE imagiQ2 play a role in dose reduction?
The imagiQ2 table has a new construction method which has the potential to reduce radiation exposure to you, your staff and most important your patient. There’s better through-transput of the radiation energy to allow better imaging and lower doses.

 

STILLE Ambassador, Dr. Joseph Coatti

Senior Managing partner at Shoreline Surgical Associates in Middletown Connecticut, USA explains the benefits of having the imagiQ2 as part of his vascular suite.