Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men with 215,000 new cases reported each year in the US alone. The alternative to traditional surgery is DaVinci Robotic Prostatectomy. Dr. Samadi discusses his experience with robotic surgery and the advantages and popularity of the procedure.
What are the top instruments and devices making a difference in the surgical suite? Being a product-based magazine, the staff here at Surgical Products undoubtedly has an appreciation for new and innovative technology. However, a little over a month ago, as we engaged in our annual planning meetings, a discussion arose about the more recent technological growth in surgical products.
caption Atrium has brought new innovations to soft tissue repair with advances in Omega 3 absorbable coating technology. C-QUR Edge™ mesh exhibits: Extraordinary handling. A wide selection of shapes and sizes in configurations for intraperitoneal applications.
GORE INFINIT Mesh is a 100 percent monofilament, large-pore knitted surgical mesh. Features include: Construction entirely of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). Combination of the chemical inertness of the PTFE polymer in a large-pore structure of GORE INFINIT Mesh offers surgeons and their patients advantages over polypropylene and polyester meshes.
Renowned surgeon examines our most significant contributions to surgery—from crude procedures to precision operations As a result of the scientific advances and medical innovations made in the twentieth century, the United States today occupies an established and unchallenged leading role in the field of surgery.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health advisers on Wednesday unanimously backed an experimental heart valve from Medtronic as a safe and effective treatment for patients with a rare heart defect. The Food and Drug Administration's panel of heart experts voted 12 to 0 in favor of approving the Melody Pulmonary Valve, according to a company spokesman.
Positive Clinical Results Show Use Of Biologics For Abdominal Wall Reconstruction In Chemotherapy PatientsJuly 23, 2009 10:25 am | Cook Surgical | Articles | Comments
Surgical oncologist finds biologic mesh may reduce risk for surgical site infection and other complications in chemotherapy patients. Choosing the right hernia mesh for any surgical case is an important decision for a surgeon. Between biologic mesh, synthetic mesh, differing materials and so on, it’s crucial that the material chosen is the best choice to promote proper healing and fend off the risk of infection.
Bard Davol introduces the SORBAFIX Absorbable Fixation System. According to the company, the system has a repair strength 7 times greater than maximum intra-abdominal pressure (IAP). Features of the fixation system include: An easy-to-see purple color. Indication for use for prosthetic mesh fixation and the approximation of soft tissue in laparoscopic and open surgeries.
The Rebound HRD V from Minnesota Medical Development, Inc. is a self-expanding Nitinol framed/surgical mesh medical device designed for the laparoscopic repair of ventral and incisional hernias. The super-elastic Nitinol frame allows the device to be folded and inserted laparoscopically through an access port or small incision.
OBP Medical Inc. introduces Under Johnnies designed to improve patient privacy and comfort. Features include: Ultra-soft, water resistant SMS material. Front mesh pockets for drainage convenience and a magic clip for bladder catheter control. Availability in 4 sizes: small, medium, large and extra large.
Humanscale Healthcare introduces the T6 Point-of-Care Technology Cart, an ergonomic healthcare computer-on-wheels solution, featuring: Improved cable management and sleeker aesthetics. Enhanced mobility and comfort with a high-performance power system for both laptops and PCs.
AccessClosure introduces the newest addition to the Mynx® Vascular Closure family, the Mynx M5. The M5 is a closure device that can be delivered directly through a small 5 French (5F) cardiovascular sheath without enlarging the arterial hole or traumatizing the surrounding tissue in the process.
The AMPOULE CRACKER from DYN-A-MED Products is a sterile disposable plastic safety collar specifically designed to break open or fracture pre-scored glass ampoules. The product exhibits: No need to use a 4" x 4" gauze pad to protect hands from glass splinters.
ContainMed, Inc. offers the VersaPod instrument trays and accessories. Features include: Seamless aluminum bases and covers with optional lift-out trays. Stainless steel handle and latch hardware. Medical grade silicone instrument-holding accessories and mats.
Canon U.S.A., Inc. introduces the new CXDI-40G COMPACT digital radiography (DR) system. Features of this new product include: A larger image sensor. A 17" x 17" imaging area that enables X-ray images to be confirmed on an optional preview monitor approximately 3 seconds after exposure.