OBP Medical has introduced OfficeSPEC, the first disposable side-opening vaginal speculum, for office-based hysteroscopic procedures. The company claims that OfficeSPEC is the only vaginal speculum to feature a built-in disposable LED light source.

Designed specifically for use with hysteroscopic procedures, it’s side-opening feature allows for improved instrument access and control, while offering the physician the option of removing the speculum mid procedure for increased patient comfort, said the company.

The built-in hands free LED light source allows the physician to move freely without the hassle of repositioning an external light source. The LED light pipe doubles as a smoke evacuation channel for improved visibility during electrocautery procedures. For single use only, the OfficeSPEC eliminates the time and expense of reprocessing and reduces the chance of cross-contamination in the medical setting.

Jeff Swift, CEO of OBP Medical, said: “Side-opening capability coupled with a fully disposable LED light source and built-in smoke evacuation channel will make the OfficeSPEC the first choice for any office based hysteroscopic procedure.

“OBP Medical is pleased with physician response to our disposable lighted side-opening speculum. The OBP Medical OfficeSPEC provides both patients and doctors a more comfortable experience while lowering the overall cost of health care.”