11/22/2013 03:39 EST | Updated 01/25/2014 04:01 EST

3D cameras to make surgeries safer in Richmond, B.C.

Surgeons in Richmond, B.C., have a new tool to make invasive surgery safer: 3D cameras.

With a better ability to tell how far their surgical tools are from internal organs, surgeons promise less blood loss, less pain and shorter recovery times for their patients.

The cameras, along with 3D screens, are part of the two new operating rooms at Richmond Hospital.