Endoscopic platform with monitor on top

Throughout the history of our company, Olympus has been renowned as a pioneer in developing innovative technologies that enable physicians and surgeons to peer inside the human body, fight cancers with minimally invasive procedures, and diagnose and treat a broad range of illnesses across a broad spectrum of specialties. Our technologies can help clinicians see more and do more; they can help minimize patient discomfort and speed recovery; and they can optimize workflow and maximize operational efficiency, both inside and outside the procedure room or surgical suite.

Mucosal tissue enhanced with narrow band imaging

Narrow Band Imaging

NBI delivers enhanced observation of mucosal tissue and can be used to target biopsies in patients with Barrett’s esophagus.

Close up of Thunderbeat trademark energy system device

Integrated Dual Energy

The THUNDERBEAT Universal Platform is a full featured energy system that delivers virtually every known form of surgical energy: Monopolar, Bipolar, Advanced Bipolar, and Ultrasonic.

Endoscope controller with circular arrow indication motion in both directions

Responsive Insertion Technology

RIT is a combination of three Olympus technologies working together to ease insertion and improve operator control.

Gloved hand demonstrating range of motion of endoscope controller with arrow superimposed on image

Rotary Function

The Rotary Function advances maneuverability with outstanding handling and unmatched tracheobronchial access.

Illustration of two bipolar instruments inserted side-by-side inside tissue

Plasma BiPolar Vaporization

PlasmaButton™ vaporization is a completely new surgical option that is now available to doctors for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

G400 powersource device with controls

PK Technology

PK® Technology allows the surgeon, rather than the device or system, to choose how long energy is applied.

Illustration of optical lens technology

Dual Focus

New two-stage optical lens technology allows physicians to switch from normal focus mode to near focus mode with a single button.

3D diagram of of how technology selects sharpest image to capture


When capturing a still image, this function automatically selects the sharpest image of the desired view.

Graphic of transparent GI tract with scope inserted


This feature delivers real-time visualization of the scope’s position inside the body for improved procedural efficiency and patient comfort.

End of a laparoscopic instrument

Surgical Technologies

Olympus’ surgical subsidiary manufactures innovative technologies in several focus areas, including urology, gynecology, ENT, and surgical energy.