Using the dVSS, the surgeon operates while seated at a console viewing a 3D image of the surgical field. Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that uses long instruments inserted through small incisions. Compared with traditional open procedures, laparoscopy has revolutionized the treatment of abdominal pathologies by shortening recovery time with less pain and fewer adhesions, resulting in better postoperative quality of life.
Matt Sedensky, AP Writer MIAMI (AP) — Cecile Sangiamo liked her health insurance — until she needed to use it. The 72-year-old Clearwater, Fla., resident had been on the federally subsidized, privately run Medicare Advantage policy through WellCare Inc. for about three years when she started having pain that made it hard to walk.
Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Working up a sweat may be even better than angioplasty for some heart patients, experts say. Studies have shown heart patients benefit from exercise, and some have even shown it works better than surgical procedures. At a meeting of the European Society of Cardiology on Sunday, several experts said doctors should focus more on persuading their patients to exercise rather than simply doing angioplasties.
Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The alarm sounded with two sneezy children in California in April. Just five months later, the never-before-seen swine flu has become the world's dominant strain of influenza, and it's putting a shockingly younger face on flu. So get ready.
Smith & Nephew Inc (NYSE: SNN) (LSE: SN) Advanced Wound Management division, announces the U.S. launch of ACTICOAT™ Flex 3 and ACTICOAT™ Flex 7. According to the company, ACTICOAT Flex products have been designed to support physicians dealing with wounds and injuries at high risk of infection.
Prevalence data shows that pressure ulcers are acquired intra-operatively in an alarming 13 percent to 17 percent of the surgical population. Vascular and cardiac procedures are especially risky with prevalence rates well beyond 20 percent. The factors that contribute to the development of a pressure ulcer during surgery include: Very sick patients with multiple co-morbidities.
Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. introduces their tabletop surgical instrument demagnetizer. The device features: A large, powerful demagnetizing surface to quickly and effectively remove magnetism from instruments, reducing surgeon complaints. Cool-operation. A single manual on/off switch.
Alan Fram, Associated Press Writer White House health advisers held an hourlong conference call Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, night with close to 3,000 physicians and officials of their professional groups in which they tried drumming up support by answering questions and describing the administration's goals, participants said.
Surgeon uses da Vinci® to remove patient's pelvic cyst; Robotics seen as the wave of the future for outpatient surgery oBand Surgery Centers , a bariatric network of outpatient surgical facilities owned and operated by nationally recognized Lap Band surgeons, has set a new 'first' in the use of robotics for outpatient surgery.
Half of health workers reject swine flu shot MARIA CHENG, AP Medical Writer LONDON (AP) — About half of Hong Kong's health workers would refuse the swine flu vaccine, new research says, a trend that experts say would likely apply worldwide. In a study that polled 2,255 Hong Kong health workers this year, researchers found even during the height of global swine flu panic in May, less than half were willing to get vaccinated.
Last weekend, my fiancé and I hosted family from out-of-town, including my nearly 2-year-old future niece. Having not seen her for some time, my fiancé and I were surprised to experience first-hand a new little trick she’s developed as the result of her age—point and she shall receive.
Today, one of the occurring limitations during a laparoscopic procedure is the necessity to clean the camera lens several times during a typical procedure. This distracts the surgeon, and increases patient's risk of infection, while prolonging the procdure.
CTC Medical Repair Inc. ctcmedrepair.com is an established company that provides service to hospitals, surgery centers, doctors offices, and others.
Mobile Instrument is able to repair, refurbish, sharpen and perform preventive maintenance on all manufacturers' stainless steel and minimally invasive surgical instruments, both onsite and at its national repair center. The company also offers: Repairs for sterilization containers, rigid scopes, flexible scopes, power equipment, video equipment and diamond knives.
While IMS started as a local surgical instrument repair company, it is now nationwide organization. IMS provides programs for instrument care and education, minimally invasive surgical support and central sterile department processes. The IMS InstrumentReady approach addresses the readiness and the flow of surgical instruments from the central sterile department through the operating room suite, helping to build a bridge between the two.