At H.M.B. Endoscopy Products (located in Hollywood, Florida) our focus is the sale and repair of pre-owned and totally refurbished endoscopic products made by major manufacturers, such as Olympus, Pentax, Fujinon and Storz. We offer a variety of endoscopy equipment, including flexible endoscopes. Be sure to Browse our Catalog to find and purchase the flexible endoscopes you need, and much more.
Rigid and flexible endoscopes: What’s the difference?
Both types of endoscopes are used for the same purposes: to look inside the human or animal body for medical reasons, and also to look inside delicate engineering and mechanical equipment. The main difference between both scopes is the way they are made.
The first one is mainly composed by tubular telescope, which has no bending capacity. A flexible scope is the total opposite. It is a long tube, a one-piece instrument that once inside of a body cavity has limited bending capability, offering an ample view of the cavity that’s being explored. There are two kinds of flexible endoscopes:
- Fiberoptic endoscopes: These have an eyepiece lens that allows the image to be viewed directly or through a camera mounted on the endoscope
- Videoscopes: This kind of endoscope is the response of modern technology to medicine. With the use of a video chip, images inside of the body are transmitted directly to a monitor, allowing a clear view of the area of study
The effectiveness of these flexible endoscopes relies on the possibility to access areas deep inside the body with much less invasiveness than surgical approaches. That’s why flexible endoscopes are being used for exploring biopsies of delicate areas of the body with systems such as:
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Parts of a flexible endoscope
Flexible scopes are mainly composed of four distinctive parts:
- Insertion Tube
- Control body
- Bending section located at the distal tip of the insertion tube
- Light-guide connector unit
All of these parts work in combination with some peripherals (such as light sources, video processors, cleaning brushes, among others) for diagnostic or treatment procedures. The images or samples taken during an endoscopy can save lives and also allow researchers to gather a deeper, closer knowledge of the human or animal body.
At H.M.B Endoscopy products, we are dedicated to providing you with brand-new and refurbished endoscopes; our expertise also includes the repair of all endoscopic systems. With over 40 years of experience in surgical equipment and endoscopic products, you can be sure we will give you the best service when repairing parts of your flexible endoscopes. All you have to do is Browse our Catalog to find the brand-new or refurbished flexible scopes you need.