Booth #852 Kapp Surgical and Dr. Delos Cosgrove, III have designed the Cosgrove Valve Retractor System a universal chest retractor that provides the greatest exposure of the right and left atrium for mitral valve repair and replacement. There are no surgical instruments that can offer greater visualization of the operative field for this purpose.
Booth #705 The Nathanson Hook Liver Retractors® are designed specifically to retract the liver during laparoscopic surgery. When required, these hooks hold the liver out of the way for the duration of the surgery. They come in a set of 3 (small, medium and large), allowing the surgeon alternative options during the procedure.
http://www.laparoscopynw.com At the Institute For Laparoscopic Surgery, we offer a variety of minimally invasive weight loss and general surgeries including kidney and gallbladder. This video demonstrates that in the hands of experienced surgeons performing a left adrenalectomy, the SILS (Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery) technique is applicable to complex and uncommon cases.
WXOW TV News in La Crosse, WI covers an innovative broadcast of a Knee Replacement Surgery by Jeffrey M. Lawrence, M.D. to the local Viroqua High School. The ability to broadcast live surgery from the OR to a remote location shows the value in educating students, as well as colleagues and patients, about surgery.
Upon completion of radical prostatectomy, the surgeon needs to reconstruct the urinary system. More specifically, the urologist must reattach the open bladder neck to the urethra. This reconnection of 2 tubular structures is referred to as an anastamosis. The anastamosis is routinely performed with suture, either in a continuous or interupted manner.
The Winnipeg Free Press reports the story of Janis Ollson, the first person to essentially have her pelvis cut in half so that surgeons could remove most of her cancerous midsection. The surgeons then reassembled her. The Canadian woman is being called a "miracle mom." Ollson was diagnosed with the bone cancer, chondrosarcoma, three years ago while pregnant with her second child.
The FDA recently approved the use of robotic surgical techniques for transoral operations. The Nebraska Medical Center was the first hospital in Nebraska to begin offering this surgery for oral tumors. This approach can potentially save the patient from undergoing a longer, more complicated open surgery which comes with a much longer hospital stay and longer list of potential complications.
Last winter, in the middle of my intern year, I became Facebook friends with a young man who was dying in the intensive-care unit. An investment banker in his mid-20s, he thought he was healthy until a fluttering in his chest and swollen ankles took him to a doctor. Now he was in the I.C.U. with a rare cardiac condition and the vague possibility of a transplant.
Managing infectious fluid waste in the OR is a major concern for both patients and healthcare professionals. Fluid must be contained properly and disposed of safely to protect the staff and comply with the facility’s infection control policy. A fluid waste management system should be safe and efficient but still provide the user the ability to manage volume loss.
Health Connect Partners (HCP) announced today that attendance of over 130 Hospital OR Directors, GPOs and Surgery Center Administrators exhibiting at the upcoming 2010 Hospital OR & Surgery Center Conference, set for October 13-15 at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville will be the largest combined group of OR directors and surgery eenter administrators ever exhibiting at a Reverse EXPO Conference.
Jim Bailey, Trail Daily Times TRAIL, B.C. — A pair of British Columbia brothers who travelled to Mexico for a controversial surgical procedure to avoid becoming wheelchair-bound say they're now recovering with a new sense of liberation. Matt Berukoff and his brother Dan, from Fruitvale, both suffer from multiple sclerosis.
Lauran Neergaard, AP Obesity puts a drag on the wallet as well as health, especially for women. Doctors have long known that medical bills are higher for the obese, but that's only a portion of the real-life costs. George Washington University researchers added in things like employee sick days, lost productivity, even the need for extra gasoline — and found the annual cost of being obese is $4,879 for a woman and $2,646 for a man.
Hannah Wolfson, AP More patients at UAB Hospital haven't been able to pay their bills over the last two years because of the tough economy, and hospital administrators are predicting the trend will continue in 2011. "High unemployment and fewer insured patients are affecting both the hospital and the faculty," John Faulstich, the UAB Health System's chief financial officer, told the University of Alabama System board of trustees.