Let There Be Light — on the Operating Table
A promising invention replaces the surgeon’s heavy headlight.
Surgeons spend hours hunched over operating tables, enduring distraction and discomfort under the weight of a headlight as they work to heal their patients. Like any good doctor, UW Health transplant surgeon Josh Mezrich set out to find a solution. In partnership with Madison entrepreneurs Craig ’89, JD’96, MS’04 and Karen Christianson, Mezrich developed MezLight, a light fixture that attaches to the side rail of an operating table and easily adjusts with the help of a flexible arm. According to Mezrich, in addition to being more comfortable than a headlight, the MezLight makes it easier for surgeons to wear face shields, which have become common in the operating room during the pandemic.
Published in the Spring 2022 issue