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Hernia Repair Workshop Highlights Use Of Biologic Grafts

November 8, 2010 5:28 am | News | Comments

Surgical residents in their final years of surgical training learned the latest techniques in using biologic grafts to treat hernias in a workshop led by the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), and sponsored through an educational grant from Cook Medical. The workshop, entitled “Advanced Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery Workshop” took place during August in St.

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‘The Doctors’ Profiles SPIDER® Surgical System

November 8, 2010 5:27 am | Transenterix, Inc. | News | Comments

The show aired Friday, Nov. 5. “The Doctors” – which features practicing physicians discussing topical health and medical issues in an easy-to-understand, conversational manner – reaches millions of viewers and just picked up its first Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show in the informative category.

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Experts Recommendations For Post-Bariatric Surgery Patients

November 5, 2010 6:48 am | News | Comments

The Endocrine Society released a new clinical practice guideline for the nutritional and endocrine management of adults after bariatric surgery, including those with diabetes mellitus. The guideline features a series of evidence-based clinical recommendations developed by an expert task force.

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Special Election: Ambulance Takes Voter To Poll

November 5, 2010 6:36 am | News | Comments

(AP) A Philadelphia-area man didn't let an ambulance ride stop him from casting his vote. Eighty-three-year-old Charles Gorby persuaded an emergency crew to stop and let him vote Tuesday as they took him home after a two-week hospital stay. Since the polling place was only about a block from Gorby's Havertown home, the crew agreed.

Surgical And Non-Surgical Bicep Treatments Show Promise

November 5, 2010 6:08 am | News | Comments

A patient with a long head biceps (LHB) tendinopathy, which is a pain and/or tearing of the tendon, may also have a shoulder problem and/or a rotator cuff tear. Traditional treatments include both surgical and non-surgical approaches. “The surgeon’s goal in treating any long head biceps tendinopathy is to address the pain in a way that also respects the patient’s lifestyle.

More Women Opting To Remove Both Breasts

November 5, 2010 5:57 am | News | Comments

Surgeons conducting the largest study yet of women who have cancer in one breast but have both removed have found that this option has grown rapidly despite a lack of evidence that it improves long-term life expectancy. Their findings were recently reported in a study of almost 1.2 million women whose cases are documented in the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

Absorbable “Strap” Fixation Device

November 5, 2010 5:45 am | Ethicon, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ethicon, Inc. introduces the ETHICON SECURESTRAP™ 5mm Absorbable Strap Fixation Device, the first fixation device to feature an absorbable “strap” design. The unique, absorbable “strap” design of ETHICON SECURESTRAP™ offers surgeons several advantages when performing hernia repair procedures.

Endoscopic Suturing System

November 5, 2010 5:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Apollo Endosurgery, Inc. announced that their newly launched OverStitch™ Endoscopic Suturing System has recently been employed in several, first-in-human cases. OverStitch Endoscopic Suturing System is a unique device that mimics the way physicians deploy sutures by hand.

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Keyhole Bowel Cancer Surgery Shown Safe And Effective

November 5, 2010 5:43 am | News | Comments

Laparoscopic or keyhole surgery is a safe, effective way of removing bowel tumours and should be offered to all patients undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer, state researchers from the University of Leeds. Patients who have laparoscopic surgery spend less time in the hospital and recover more quickly from the operation.

The Patient’s Side Of Lifesaving Treatments

November 5, 2010 5:32 am | by Pauline W. Chen, MD | Articles | Comments

Wiry, fair-haired and in his 60s, the patient had received a prostate cancer diagnosis a year earlier. When his doctors told him that surgery and radiation therapy were equally effective and that it was up to him to decide, he chose radiation with little hesitation. But one afternoon a month after completing his treatment, the patient was shocked to see red urine collecting in the urinal.

Another Perspective On Retained Objects

November 5, 2010 5:32 am | Articles | Comments

The following is a short interview conducted at the recent American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress with Christopher Rupp, MD, Assistant Professor for Surgery and Co-Director, Center for Pancreatic and Biliary Diseases at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

Laparoendoscopic Single Site (LESS) Nissen Fundoplication

November 4, 2010 6:08 am | Videos | Comments

TITLE: Laparoendoscopic Single Site (LESS) Nissen Fundoplication Background: Laparoendoscopic single site surgery encourages the application of laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication by reducing the number of incisions, thereby improving cosmesis and possibly reducing pain and length of recovery.

Thyroid Robotic Surgery

November 4, 2010 6:08 am | Videos | Comments

Hybrid Operating Room Tour

November 4, 2010 6:07 am | Videos | Comments

Baptist opens a new Cardiovascular Surgical Suite. It's an advanced Hybrid Operating Room for minimally invasive cardiac and vascular surgery procedures. Vascular Surgeon Charles O'Mara with Baptist Cardiovascular Surgery explains in this video that among many benefits for patients and physicians, the new Hybrid OR can offer state-of-the-art minimally invasive treatment.

Surgeon Burnout

November 4, 2010 6:06 am | Videos | Comments

Long work hours and nights on call can lead to depression and burnout among surgeons, according to research published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Signs that you may be headed for burnout include: Every day feels like a bad day and you're always exhausted You feel that caring about your work or home life is just a waste of energy You feel like nothing you do is appreciated or makes a difference Researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine had nearly 8,000 surgeons from across the US complete surveys about their work and quality of life.

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