“This Idea Is So Incredibly Simple” UW Surgeon Invents One of Kind Operating Room Light

A top UW Health transplant surgeon might as well call Shark Tank. He’s invented something that can safely light up any operation.

“You know when we do surgeries we wear a headlight on our heads and the headlight does provide light into the field, which is good but it’s so painful to wear, it kills your neck and your back.” Dr. Josh Mezrich said. After decades of seeing his O.R. team walk around in pain, about two years ago, he began designing the Mezlight — a bed side-rail attached LED snake light.

“This is gonna allow them to get light where they need it,” Dr. Mezrich said. “They can use it when they need it, they can easily pull it away; it’s surgeon controlled, it’s gonna be friendly to our backs to our heads. We’re not packhorses we got to get the light off our heads,” he added.

He believes the Mezlight, a game-changer during these COVID times.

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