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Decline In International Grads Impacts Surgeon Shortage

July 9, 2010 6:28 am | News | Comments

A decline in the number of international medical graduates is threatening patient access to quality surgical care, according to a new study in the June issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons . For years, a flat supply of new U.S.-educated medical school graduates in the specialty of general surgery has created a strong need for IMGs, graduates of medical schools located outside the U.

General Surgery’s “Crisis Of Urgency”

July 9, 2010 6:23 am | News | Comments

A new study reports the decline of international medical graduates exacerbates the shortage of the general surgeons in the United States. July 9, 2010 A decline in the number of international medical graduates (IMGs) is threatening patient access to quality surgical care, according to a new study in the June issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

Xenon Light Source

July 9, 2010 6:23 am | Sunoptics Surgical | Product Releases | Comments

The TITAN 400 Xenon Light Source provides the bright illumination and superior performance required in the modern OR. The TITAN extended lamp feature is a unique patented design that ages at a fraction of the time of current Xenon lamps. The new fan technology and advanced airflow design allow the light source to operate much cooler than conventional systems and reduces operating noise by 50 percent.

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PowerLED Lights

July 9, 2010 6:17 am | MAQUET Medical Systems USA | Product Releases | Comments

MAQUET offers its PowerLED surgical lights. According to the company, features include: The ability to provide homogenous light for outstanding deep-cavity illumination with long-life LEDs (up to 40,000 hours). The ability to ensure consistent, accurate color rendering especially useful when recording images.

Surgery Improves Outcomes For Flat Foot Deformity

July 9, 2010 6:16 am | News | Comments

A surgery developed at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City claims to be able to improve outcomes in individuals with severe adult flat foot deformity. Patients who undergo the new surgery have a better long-term outcome and mobility than those who undergo the traditional procedure. The paper was presented at the annual meeting of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.

Diabetics Target Surgery In Taming Blood Sugar

July 9, 2010 5:43 am | News | Comments

Alicia Chang, AP For nearly a decade, Cristina Iaboni tried to tame her diabetes the usual way, through daily shots of insulin and other medicine. Still, her blood sugar raged out of control. So Iaboni combed the internet for another solution. She found a doctor who is testing weight loss surgery on diabetics who, like herself, are overweight in an attempt to curb the disease.

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Full Face Transplant, Complete With Tears And Facial Hair

July 9, 2010 5:13 am | News | Comments

Angela Charlton, AP A 35-year-old man with a genetic disorder has an entirely new face, including tear ducts that cry and a chin that sprouts stubble. A rare full-face transplant was performed by a French surgeon and hailed as a new advance in improving the lives of the disfigured. Dr. Laurent Lantieri, one of the few doctors in the world who has performed face transplants in the past, said that the patient, “gave me two thumbs up” after the operation at the Henri-Mondor hospital in the Paris suburb of Creteil.

Surgery In A New Light

July 8, 2010 7:15 am | Videos | Comments
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Minimally Invasive Surgery For Prostate Cancer

July 8, 2010 6:53 am | Videos | Comments

Surgeons at Emory Urology continue to advance the use of the da Vinci robot in minimally invasive surgery used to treat prostate cancer. The da Vinci robot allows Emory surgeons to use the laparoscopic approach for reconstructive surgery, urinary incontinence, and to operate on prostate, kidney, bladder, and testicular cancer.

Hydrodiscectomy Procedure

July 8, 2010 6:53 am | Videos | Comments

Hydrocision is a leader in manufacturing hydrosurgery equipments turning water into an effective surgical tool. It aims to provide a solution for better disc preparation optimizing environment for interbody fusion. Hydrocision's SpineJet Hydrosurgery is one of the fastest, safest and most effective systems used in spine disc surgeries.

Breakthrough Technology Of The Robot

July 8, 2010 6:52 am | Videos | Comments

Peconic Bay Medical Center announces the daVinci Surgical Robotics Program at the Kanas Center for Advanced Surgery. Gynecologic oncologist Dr.

Doctors Without Borders

July 8, 2010 6:51 am | Videos | Comments

CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports on a Doctors Without Borders project that helps wounded Iraqis.

Website Expands Hospital Quality Information For Consumers

July 7, 2010 8:34 am | News | Comments

The Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA) today applauded the public availability of new information on hospital quality of care at the Hospital Compare website ( www.HospitalCompare.hhs.gov ).  The HQA is a broad working group of hospitals, consumer representatives, physician and nursing organizations, employers and payers, oversight organizations and government agencies dedicated to improving health care quality and making useful and understandable information about hospital quality available to the public.

Obesity May Not Impact Outcomes From Robotic Prostate Surgery

July 7, 2010 8:31 am | News | Comments

At the recent 25th Annual European Association of Urology Congress, Dr. David Samadi, Chief of the Division of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, presented findings that showed that obesity does not adversely impact the outcomes of robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomies (RALP) for prostate cancer treatment.

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