ISI for ideas, service,
integrity - because results matter Since 1978, the professionals at ISI have worked
together with pride. A unique dedication to craftsmanship and quality at
the best possible price has earned ISI trust across the medial
Two divisions, the
ISI Medical Equipment Service
Medical facilities nationwide look to ISI for dependable medical
equipment repair services that beat the manufacturer’s cost.
ISI Medical & O.R. Products
provides hand surgery accessories, specialty surgical tables, and a complete
line of instrument cleaners, lubricants, and brushes.
History of Instrument Specialists Inc.
Instrument Specialists Inc. (ISI), founded in 1978 by Sandra and Joseph R.
Kabanek, Ph.D., began by repairing and sharpening hand-held surgical
instruments. A line of cleaning
products was quickly developed after discovering that many of the
instruments sent for repair were not broken, but simply dirty. Two of the
cleaning products are rust & stain removers, uniquely addressing a problem
which often resulted in instruments malfunctioning.
A few years later, Dr. Kabanek observed a hand surgery and began building a
surgical table for extremity surgeries. In 1986, he was issued a patent for
the “K” Surgical Table. Over the years, the table has gone through some
design changes and is now known as the Advanced Universal “K” Table. Selling
to the hand market has lead to the development of other
O.R. products such as the Alumi-Hand, the ISI
Ultra-Light Specialty Table, the Digi Grip, and finger traps.
ISI's fastest area of growth is providing
repair services of flexible and rigid scopes. The use of scopes has
become more widespread, so the need for this type of service is expanding at
a rapid pace. Repairs of scopes range from minor to extensive, saving
hospitals the cost of replacing very expensive equipment. ISI also “loans”
scopes to hospitals while having theirs serviced and is now offering
refurbished endoscopes and equipment.
Instrument Specialists Inc. is a privately held, family owned and operated
corporation and holds several certifications such as the WBE and HUB. Sandra
Kabanek is the President of the company, and the late Dr. Kabanek acted as
Executive Vice President until his passing in 1998. Three of their children,
Lisa Hernandez, James Kabanek and Lori Brown, are also actively involved in
the business. Instrument Specialists Inc. is headquartered in Boerne, Texas,
close to San Antonio, one of the fastest growing medical communities in the