Hollywood film against fear: Sana Kliniken use HappyMed video glasses in the operating room, in radiology and in the cardiovascular center

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The HappyMed video glasses have been used in numerous Sana clinics since 2017 – recently also in the Sana clinics in Lübeck.

For more patient comfort during treatments - Interventional Radiology at Sana Kliniken Lübeck uses HappyMed video glasses

Since July 2020, the department has been the first interventional radiology department in Germany to use HappyMed video glasses.

"The glasses offer many advantages for patients. For example, they can watch films, documentaries, or concerts during therapeutic procedures. In this way, the attention of the regionally or locally anesthetized patients is drawn to pleasant and beautiful things. Unpleasant sensations or noises are pushed into the background by the distraction. "

Dr. Hendryk Vieweg
Senior physician for radiology, Sana Kliniken Lübeck


The glasses are also used in the Heart and Vascular Center, an interdisciplinary team of specialists made up of angiologists, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, and cardiologists perform not only imaging diagnostics, but also endovascular vascular interventions and all common cardiological procedures.

"I am convinced that we can benefit from video glasses especially in the interdisciplinary heart and vascular center (HGZ). In close professional cooperation with my colleagues from various specialist areas, we are constantly working to improve patient comfort and treatment safety. We are therefore very pleased that we can make the treatment and hospital stay in the Sana Kliniken Lübeck much more pleasant for patients by using the video glasses. "

Prof. Dr. Jan Peter Goltz
Chief Physician and Deputy Head of the Cardiovascular Center

Sana Dreifaltigkeits-Krankenhaus Cologne uses video glasses during surgery!

The system is used, for example, in knee or hip replacement surgery . Older patients in particular use the range of video glasses. Many fear the risk of experiencing side effects, such as temporary confusion or disorientation, and needing a longer recovery time from general anesthesia or even rejecting general anesthesia. We offer a good alternative with regional anesthesia with video glasses . And the feedback from patients has been very positive .

"Our patients are completely enthusiastic about the new offer. We offer the glasses especially to patients who want to distract themselves under a partial anesthetic or who are very excited before the operation. Lost in the world of vision and sound, they quickly forget that they are a medical procedure is imminent or that they are currently in the operating room. In addition, the glasses often mean that additional sedatives can be dispensed with. You feel stressed. The HappyMed video system offers the patient optimal visual and acoustic distraction during the operation, optionally with documentaries, Hollywood, or children's films. This enables us to signficantly reduce the stress level during an operation under regional anesthesia. Our experience shows that our patients are more relaxed and mostly without fear through an operation under regional anesthesia instead of general anesthesia, without having to use other sedatives. "

Prof. Dr. Gisbert Knichwitz
Chief physician for anesthesiology, intensive care medicine and pain therapy at the Sana Dreifaltigkeitskrankenhaus Cologne

A Hollywod film against fear - HappyMed in action at Sana Kliniken Sommerfeld

The HappyMed video system is used in the Sana Kliniken Sommerfeld, offering patients a cinema experience during their operation under regional anesthesia: video glasses, a touchscreen and ergonomically adapted surround headphones make it possible.

“With this product, patients can experience their treatment in a more relaxed, distracted, and stress-free manner. For many patients, the thought of medical treatment is enough to trigger anxiety and stress. The loss of control means that they focus even more on their surroundings and are over sensitive to a wide range of sensory impressions, such as the beeping of the machines. More cortisol is released, which increases blood pressure and accelerates pulse and breathing. "

Dr. Jürgen Eberitsch
Head of the Clinic for Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Sana Kliniken Sommerfeld

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