State-of-the-Art Medical Technology

At Bridgeport Hospital, state-of-the-art medical technology makes it possible to provide transfusion-free services. This technology includes:

  • Argon Beam Coagulator: coagulates blood during surgery in order to minimize blood loss
  • Cell Saver: collects, filters and returns the patient’s blood during surgery
  • Electrocautery: uses electrical current to seal tissues and vessels cut during surgery, minimizing blood loss
  • Laser (CO2 and Nd:YAG types): used in surgery instead of scalpels (Lasers seal tissue as they cut, reducing blood loss.)
  • Recombinant Erythropoietin: stimulates production of red blood cells
  • Non-Blood Volume Expanders: enhance circulation and volume of the patient’s own blood