AddLife's strategy is to grow organically and through acquisitions. Entrepreneurial DACH Medical Group was acquired in 2020 and was an important step in AddLife's expansion into Central Europe.
- DACH Medical Group strengthens our presence in Central Europe in advanced surgery. It complements with new markets in a niche where we already have great competence and market presence, says Ove Sandin, AddLife Business Area Manager Medtech,
and adds: - An impressive entrepreneurial spirit and commitment has resulted in long, stable and valuable customer relationships.
On site in the surgery room
DACH Medical Group - operating in Austria, Switzerland and Germany - has a strong position in the advanced surgery product area, which includes keyhole surgery (laparoscopy). In addition, the company markets and sells products in, for example, endoscopy, urology, thorax and gynecology.
Already in the 1990s, laparoscopy was used to treat, for example appendix, gallstones and ovarian cysts. The technology is constantly evolving, which means that the surgeon must be up to date on news and updates.
- To give the surgeon support, DACH's product specialists are in the surgical theatre and show, for example, new and updated products, says Ove Sandin. .
Safer procedures and fewer complications
For the patient, laparoscopy involves a relatively small procedure and the patientcan often go home the same day. Since, for example, the abdomen does not have to be opened, the surgical wound itself becomes small, which in turn means that the wounds heal faster.
The technology means great benefits for both the individual and society.
- People return to their normal lives faster, which means shorter sick leave. In addition, there will be less strain on healthcare and more surgeries can be performed, says Ove Sandin.
Facts: Laparoscopy - how it works
The surgeon opens a small hole in, for example, the stomach and inserts a tube, a so-called trocar. The stomach is then filled with carbon dioxide to improve the surgeon's visibility and access. Once the trocar is placed, the surgeon insert the camera, instruments and other tools needed to remove a cyst, for example. The surgeon follows and controls the entire procedure via a screen. During surgery, it may be required that more instruments are used at the same time and then the surgeon opens up more holes. When the procedure is complete, the patient can leave the hospital, usually the same day.