4 Things to Consider Before Buying a Phaco Handpiece

Purchasing medical equipment is a big decision. After all, while they are absolutely necessary to perform your procedures, you don’t have an unlimited budget. You need a high-quality phaco handpiece, for a price your practice can afford. How do you go about doing this? It’s not as impossible as it may seem! By following this expert advice you will be able to buy a new phaco handpiece without stress, because you will know you made the right decision:

#1 Consider the return on investment (ROI) of the piece. You need to make a purchase that will bring a healthy ROI to your medical facility. Do you have enough volume to make the capital investment worth it? Essentially what this is asking is whether you will actually use the piece enough to make it worth it to purchase. For example, buying an expensive commercial van wouldn’t make sense for you to drive it to work and back everyday. For someone who owns a florist business and uses that van to deliver flowers and get paid, it certainly would!

#2 Think about long-term repair and maintenance costs. Preventative maintenance is absolutely essential to keep your equipment running safely and correctly. Not only do you need to delegate funds for purchasing the equipment, but you must have funds for ongoing maintenance and repair costs too. It’s equally important because your piece won’t stay in working condition otherwise. If you can’t afford to keep it working well, you can’t afford to buy it. Would you buy a car if you couldn’t afford to put gas in it? That wouldn’t make any sense! The money you spent to purchase the car in the first place would be totally wasted. 

#3 Look into which brand is best for your team. Is this handpiece and it’s brand a good fit for the surgeon or all of the surgeons that might be using it? There is no obvious answer to this question because different people prefer specific brands. If the surgeons in your medical facility have brand loyalty to one over another, you’ll throw them off by purchasing something new and different.

#4 Don’t forget the time it takes to train the team members. Even when purchasing from the same brand, a new piece will be slightly different. New equipment means new things to learn and get absolutely right! Does your team have the capacity to learn all the ins-and-outs of a brand new piece of technology? If not, you may want to consider purchasing a refurbished version of the exact pieces they’ve used in the past.

Cost, long-term reliability, and return on investment (ROI) are just a few things that should be considered. We know that when you do your due diligence and learn about your phaco handpiece options, you’ll find that Advanced Optisurgical has the handpieces you need!

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