Olympus America Inc. introduces its Laparo-Endoscopic Single-Site Surgery (LESS) platform to perform procedures such as gallbladder removal, hernia repair, appendectomy, and urological or gynecological surgery through just one incision in the belly button. The platform combines Olympus and Gyrus ACMI endoscopic and laparoscopic technology with the new TriPort access system.
Cool-View, LLC introduces the Novalite Micro XL surgical headlight. The headlight exhibits: Brilliant lighting performance. Zero heat output. An ultra-lightweight headset design (3.5 oz). An adjustable focus beam. A class-leading rechargeable battery for untethered flexibility in the OR.
I'm no surgeon, but I know a surgical breakthrough when I see one. Coming into Surgical Products, I was aware that minimally invasive surgery was a trend on the rise. Now that I'm a few months deep into the industry, I see it's more than a trend. Minimally invasive surgery is becoming the standard of care in the OR.
Amanda McGowan Editor Hello, and welcome to the new and improved Surgical Products website. Yes, my esteemed return visitors, I assure you that you are in the right place, but given the spirit of the seasonNew Year and new beginnings and whatnotwe thought it would be nice to give ourselves a good freshening-up.
The post-operative period is a crucial time for preventing infection in patients, particularly surgical site infection. Although still thought to be widely unreported, SSIs are the third most frequently reported nosocomial infection with 27 million annual surgical procedures resulting in an SSI rate of approximately 2 percent, according to data provided by I-Flow Corporation.
Sometimes, we need to take a step back and make sure we are doing our jobs correctly. For me, an error is usually just a matter of a word. For you, it can be your patient’s life. This past week, I spent time thinking about mistakes in the workplace and how to prevent them.
Henry Schein’s waterless hand sanitizers effectively eliminate germs while leaving hands soft and clean. The sanitizers feature: Disinfecting ingredients and soothing emollients that soften hands. The citrus gel containing alcohol and available in 16-oz.
Kimberly-Clark* FluidShield* PFR95* N95 Respirator Singles are convenient, individually wrapped respirators that are easy to carry and ideal for use in the ER, EMS or anywhere the respiratory threat is unknown. FluidShield* PFR95* N95 Respirator Singles are NIOSH-approved and feature: Duck bill* Face Mask: Unique shape provides large breathing chamber Fold-flat packaging is easy to carry Fluid-resistant at 160 mmHg – ASTM 1862 Sizes designed to provide effective and comfortable fit For more information, visit www.
A lawsuit against surgeon, his associates and family members for allegedly filing false claims to Medicaid, Medicare and the military's TRICARE program settles for $3.5 million OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A lawsuit against a surgeon, his associates and family members for allegedly filing false claims to Medicaid, Medicare and the military's TRICARE program has been settled for $3.
Victor Epstein BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — Health-care workers barred from patient rooms walked the picket lines at Bayonne Medical Center on Tuesday, the second time in as many weeks that labor negotiations have broken off at a northern New Jersey hospital. Friction between management and workers has been fueled by increased costs in a health-care industry grappling with more uninsured patients, the prospect of reduced insurance payments with health-care reform, and fewer elective surgeries that bring in money.
Dems advance proposals to spread health coverage David Espo AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats at both ends of the Capitol accelerated their drive to enact health care legislation on Tuesday, outlining proposals to extend coverage to uninsured millions but omitting most details on plans for raising more than $1 trillion needed to cover costs.
I admit it. I am a Grey’s Anatomy addict. I have watched the show since its series premiere and been hooked on what will happen next in the lives of the surgeons, residents and interns at Seattle Grace ever since. I am aware the show is more of a soap opera set in a hospital than an accurate portrayal of the day-to-day operations of a hospital.
Advances trend toward less-invasive approaches PRINCETON, N.J., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Advancing the trend toward ever less invasive surgery, University Medical Center at Princeton is now performing laparoscopic surgery by way of a single incision through the belly button -- becoming one of a handful of centers in the Northeastern United States to offer the procedure.
Trials find radiofrequency ablation is durable after 2 years, compares favorably with endoscopic resection for advanced disease and reduces the risk for cancer progression SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from a number of clinical trials were presented during the Digestive Disease Week (DDW) in Chicago, revealing new outcomes data related to endoscopic radiofrequency ablation using the HALO ablation system for eradicating a pre-cancerous esophageal condition known as Barrett's esophagus.