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General Surgical Instruments

General Surgical Instruments for Hospitals

For Hospitals

Apiary Medical is an authorized distributor of high-quality German instruments. One of our specialties is precision surgical instruments for general surgeons.

Trusted Surgical Instrument Supplier to World Leaders

Many world leaders and innovators in hospital services and surgery have found in high-quality German a trusted and reliable partner. Apiary Medical provides High-quality German instruments with excellent customer service and pricing.

Verified Surgical Instrument Quality

Every high-quality German surgical instrument must pass detailed Quality Assurance (QA) tests before it can be sold. Instruments are tested for:

  • Material
  • Pattern Consistency
  • Workmanship
  • Critical Dimensions
  • Function

Extensive Surgical Instrument resource

The Apiary Medical partner’s catalogs contain thousands of instrument patterns including many patterns primarily used in general surgical procedures. To view the instruments available, request our catalog.

Custom instrumentation Development

We offer development of custom or hard-to-find instruments that you currently do not see in our product brochure. If you would like an accurate quotation, send a sample, sketch, or a drawing and we will provide you with a fast answer on pricing and availability.

Competitive Pricing for Precision Hospital Surgery Instruments

We have proven that better instruments can be found at prices often 20% to 30% less than other high-priced brands. We keep our overhead costs low and our quality high so that we can pass the savings on to our customers.

The Best Guarantee in The Surgical Instrument Industry

Each surgical instrument has a lifetime quality guarantee and a one year 100% satisfaction guarantee. Use any instrument for a year, if you are not completely happy, for any reason, return it for a 100% refund. No restocking fees, no hassles.

Quality Service

We bring 50 years of experience in surgical instruments for hospitals to your customer service experience, so you can count on us to solve instrument problems or hand-to-find pattern requests quickly and efficiently. Your calls will be answered by knowledgeable professionals dedicated to providing the highest levels of service. Some of our customer service highlights include:

If you have any questions or problems regarding instruments, please consult with our knowledgeable staff at 800.561.6692.

Below are some questions that are frequently asked:

What are the names of surgical instruments?

Top of the line surgical instruments include but are not limited to many types of scissors and forceps, various types of clamps, needles and needle holders, electrodes, knives, various scalpel blades, multiple types of retractors and fiber optic headlights.

What are the basic surgical instruments?

There are a variety of categories of surgical instruments used in hospitals and surgical centers.

  • Cutting instruments include scissors, surgical blades, knives and scalpels.
  • Grasping instruments, or those instruments used to hold include tissue forceps, hemostatic forceps and tissue forceps
  • Surgical instruments that hold are called retractors. These surgical items hold incision open or hold an organ or tissue out of the way.
  • There are a variety of accessories used in surgery as well. These include clamps, drills, k-wires (also called Kirschner wires), sutures and much more.

Who Invented Surgical Instruments

There are many surgical instruments that have been invented across the centuries and many of them bear the name of the surgeon or inventor. One of the most important among these surgeons was Ambroise Pare (1517-1590). He was a French surgeon that invented many surgical procedures and instruments. Among his notable practices was the revival of the use of ligature. He was the surgeon to perfect an instrument for cataract removal and invented the “crow’s beak” to hold blood vessels while he was tying them off.

How Many types of surgical instruments are there?

There are a variety of surgical instruments used by general surgeons in hospitals and surgical centers.

Generally, hospital operating rooms and surgical centers need equipment and laboratory supplies that will improve the outcome of their patients. This means that they need sterile and durable medical equipment, surgical supplies and medical devices. Both the procedures and the materials and equipment that medical professionals use must be in line with hospital practices and procedures.

Some of the common surgical tools, medical equipment, instruments, and supplies that are used in the hospital operating rooms and surgery center include scalpel blade, scissors and shears, tongue ties, lab equipment, retractors of the Bookwalter style and Senn retractors.

General surgeons use biopsy punches, surgical equipment, medical imaging, wire cutters and instrument trays.

They use Steinman pins, sharps containers, blood pressure monitors and self-retaining retractors. They also use bone instruments, syringe pumps, spring scissors and cutting-edge specialty instruments in surgery. Other equipment they need includes drill bits, surgical kits, surgical tools and surgical scissors.

Finally, they need peristaltic pumps, sterile trays, infection prevention accessories, and general surgical accessories.

How to Purchase?

To purchase products please call us at 800-561-6692 or email
We look forward to assisting with your needs.