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SILS Sleeve Gastrectomy

April 1, 2010 7:32 am | Videos | Comments

The first ever Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery for Sleeve Gastrectomy performed in Asia. Team CODS under the guidance of Dr. M.

Surgery By Flashlight

April 1, 2010 7:29 am | Videos | Comments

An OR team performs surgery in Haiti using flashlights as lighting. Frequent power outages promote flashlights and headlamps in the OR.

Teenage Gastric Bypass Surgery

April 1, 2010 7:29 am | Videos | Comments

Chelsey, a teenager, undergoes gastric bypass surgery to help her with her weight problems.

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Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

April 1, 2010 7:28 am | Videos | Comments

Fraudulent Surgery Payment Nets Patient Jail Time

March 31, 2010 6:31 am | News | Comments

An Orange County, California woman’s new breasts will cost her six months in jail. Yvonne Jean Pampellonne was sentenced for using a fraudulent line of credit to obtain $12,000 in cosmetic surgery, including breast implants and liposuction. The 30-year-old woman pleaded guilty to burglary, grand theft and identity theft.

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CAE Healthcare Acquires Immersion's Simulation Lines

March 31, 2010 6:13 am | News | Comments

CAE Healthcare and Immersion, a leading innovator of haptic (touch feedback) technology, have announced that CAE Healthcare has acquired part of Immersion's medical simulation business unit. Three product lines are part of the acquisition and will form the core offerings of CAE Healthcare's newly established surgical simulation division.

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FDA Suppressed Imaging Safety Concerns

March 31, 2010 5:39 am | News | Comments

Matthew Perrone, AP A former Food and Drug Administration scientist said his job was eliminated after he raised concerns about the risks of radiation exposure from high-grade medical scanning. Dr. Julian Nicholas said at a public hearing that he and other FDA staffers “were pressured to change their scientific opinion” after they opposed the approval of a CT scanner for routine colon cancer screening.

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Cancer Survivor Sues After Surgical Fire

March 31, 2010 5:17 am | News | Comments

An Oklahoma woman is suing her Tulsa surgeon after she was severely burned during breast reconstruction surgery last December. The woman had a double mastectomy two years earlier because of breast cancer, and felt this surgery would be her final step after being declared cancer free.  When she woke up from surgery her face was covered in bandages.

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Surgeon To Offer 3D Surgical Previews

March 31, 2010 5:03 am | News | Comments

Using cutting-edge technology to maximize patient-doctor communication, Toronto-based plastic surgeon Dr. Cory S. Goldberg has begun using the Vectra 3D system to give patients a preview of the potential outcome of their desired surgeries. “100 percent of my patients ask, ‘What will I look like?,’” says Goldberg.

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The Learning Curve Of A Surgeon

March 30, 2010 1:41 pm | by Amanda McGowan, editor | Product Releases | Comments

“I just mastered laparoscopic surgery through four holes, now they want me to do it through one?” This comment, I heard on a shuttle ride to the airport following last year’s American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) meeting. The topic of discussion among the surgeon and her colleagues on the bus was single-port surgery, as the show we had all just attended had a large focus on new procedural techniques—single-port access (SPA), laparo-endoscopic single site surgery (LESS) and single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS).

New Single-Use High-Definition Endoscopy Camera

March 30, 2010 1:08 pm | Videos | Comments

Earlier this month, Dr. Steven Palter of Docinthemachine reported on his exclusive look at a new disposable HD endoscopic video camera made by Olive Medical out of Sandy, UT. According to the company, the camera has 1080p resolution and will cost around $300 once regulatory clearance has been obtained.

1,000-lb Patient Weight Capacity

March 30, 2010 1:07 pm | TRUMPF | Product Releases | Comments

The TRUMPF TITAN is a modular, split-leg, fully-articulating universal surgical table with a 1,000-lb. patient weight capacity. Features of the table include: Motor driven mobility and easy movement with 6” dual castors. 40° Trendelenburg and reverse Trendelenburg positioning and 25° degree tilt, maintaining stability even at extreme angles at full weight capacity.

A New Chance To Strengthen An Eroding Bond

March 30, 2010 6:25 am | by Pauline W. Chen, MD | Articles | Comments

At a wedding recently, I met a woman, a freelance photographer in her early 40s. She was intrigued by my work as a doctor and began asking me questions related to her own health. When she showed me a picture of herself with her four children, I realized why. This gaunt woman had lost almost 20 pounds in the month since the photo had been taken and, despite efforts to stop the weight loss, was still losing more.

Table Provides Powerful Lift, Articulation

March 30, 2010 6:25 am | Skytron | Product Releases | Comments

Skytron’s HERCULES 6701B Surgical Table provides powerful 1,200 lbs. lift and 1,000 lbs. articulation and revolutionary full body imaging capability for today’s most advanced general purpose and bariatric procedures, reducing the need for multiple support accessories and optimizing ease of patient set-ups.

Bariatric Shifter

March 30, 2010 6:24 am | AliMed, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

caption AliMed, inc. introduces the Bariatric Shifter. According to the company, the shifter is a lateral shifting aid that features: The ability to hold up to 600 lbs. The ability to help medical staff reduce back strain from lifting and shifting patients.

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