Bellingham physician lends expertise to new surgical instrument.
Dr. David Olson has been working with the Grace Medical Company, who manufacture tools and prostheses for ENT surgery, for the past year creating a new line of instruments for otologic surgery. The tips of the instruments are coated with diamond dust, which provides for an ideal degree of friction when removing tumors and diseased tissue from the ear.
The company produced some prototypes, sent them around the country, and have decided to produce a line of instruments after receiving positive reviews. These tools were introduced and promoted at the national convention in Dallas in September 2015.
The instruments allow for improved handling of delicate tissues in the ear, and have revolutionized his own approach to surgery.