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Mizuho OSI® Celebrates 40 Years of Innovation in Surgical Suite Solutions

Mizuho OSI® Celebrates 40 Years of Innovation in Surgical Suite Solutions Expertise in procedure-specific surgical solutions and the cultivation of partnerships with leading surgeons and healthcare providers will drive our next decade of meaningful innovation

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UNION CITY, Calif., Dec. 11, 2018

UNION CITY, Calif., Dec. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Mizuho OSI®, a leading manufacturer of specialty surgical tables, pressure management solutions, and table-specific patient care kits, is proud to celebrate its 40th anniversary as a pioneer of operating room technology and patient positioning solutions. Founded in 1978 as a soft goods manufacturer for orthopedic procedures, the Company remains at the forefront of integrated surgical suite technology, collaborating with top surgeons to develop operating room technologies that are cornerstones in both hospitals and outpatient settings.

Since its founding, Mizuho OSI has transformed complex orthopedic, spine, pressure management and general surgeries. Additionally, the company has re-envisioned how OR staff work with surgical technologies in the operating room environment. Mizuho OSI has actively worked with surgeons and healthcare providers to understand today's surgical needs and how to improve patient care, creating solutions that are designed with the end-user and patients in mind.

"Beginning with the ground-breaking Modular Table System, Mizuho OSI has provided tools that define the standard of care in the spine surgeon's operating room," said Dr. Brett Babat, spinal reconstructive surgeon with Nashville Neurosurgery Associates. "Through several generations, culminating most recently in the Levó Head Positioning System, Mizuho OSI technology has enabled me to provide safer, faster, easier, and therefore better care for my patients."

Key milestones in the company's history include:

  • 1980: First Mizuho OSI operating room technology, the Andrews Spinal Surgery Frame, is developed in collaboration with Dr. E. Trent Andrews, improving spinal visualization by eliminating vena cava compressions and better positioning patients for complex spine surgery.
  • 1992: Mizuho OSI introduces the Spinal Surgery Table (formally known as the Jackson Table, and evolved and innovated into now the Trios), which incorporates the first use of carbon fiber composite materials into the structure of the operating table and provides a radiotranslucent surgical platform.
  • 2001: Company collaborates with Dr. Joel Matta of Santa Monica, CA to develop a surgical table for use in trauma procedures. This table evolved into the Hana, which allows orthopedic surgeons to perform the Anterior Approach procedure for hip joint replacement and trauma procedures.
  • 2017: Mizuho OSI launches its Levó Head Positioning System, which introduces a new level of control and precision to head positioning for all spine procedures from cervical to sacrum, putting the surgeon in full control of head positioning adjustments.

As Mizuho OSI looks to the future, its leaders remain committed to improving patient outcomes through meaningful innovation for those patients undergoing surgery by focusing on procedural challenges in the OR and creating long term, valued relationships. Simultaneously, the company continues to create procedure-specific surgical tables and pressure management solutions that allow surgeons to deliver the best patient outcomes.

"For Mizuho OSI success isn't necessarily about where we've been over the last 40 years, it's about continuing to develop solutions that make it easier for surgeons to improve the quality of their patients' lives," said Steve Lamb, President and COO, Mizuho OSI. "As we look to the future of the operating environment, we are committed to working with surgeons, nurses and hospital partners to achieve both their clinical and fiscal goals. By maintaining this focus, we are confident we will continue to create the highest standards of innovation." 

To learn more about how Mizuho OSI continues to transform the surgical experience or schedule an appointment to visit the new Customer Experience Center, please visit Mizuho OSI's website.

About Mizuho OSI

Mizuho OSI® is a U.S. based company and the leader in the markets for specialty surgery and patient positioning. The company's portfolio includes specialty surgical tables for procedure-specific approaches that improves patient outcomes in spine and orthopedic surgeries, a range of general surgical tables, and consumable surgical patient care products. Mizuho OSI products are sold direct in the U.S. and Germany, and by the Mizuho Corporation in Japan. Both companies sell their products and solutions worldwide through authorized international distributors. Mizuho OSI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mizuho Corporation located in Tokyo, Japan, a leading surgical table manufacturer in Asia. More information is available at and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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Last Updated: 11-Dec-2018