Should surgeons treat the complications of medical tourism? Today, that's not purely a hypothetical question, as some patients seek out lower-cost alternatives for elective surgical care (something I wrote about a while back). It is also a question posed at last year's clinical congress of the American College of Surgeons in a "point/counterpoint" debate.
The patient was under anesthesia when a brain surgeon refused to step in for a no-show colleague MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A patient who was under anesthesia when a brain surgeon refused to step in for a no-show colleague is suing both doctors as well as the New York hospital. Jennifer Ronca of Tunkhannock, Pa.
Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer LONDON (AP) — Being fat could become the leading cause of cancer in women in Western countries in the coming years, European researchers said Thursday. Being overweight or obese accounts for up to 8 percent of cancers in Europe. Experts said that figure is poised to increase substantially as the obesity epidemic continues, and as major causes of cancer, such as smoking and hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women, drop dramatically.
LEED certified building, cutting-edge lights help solve forensic mysteries CHARLESTON, S.C., Sept. 23, 2009 – One of the nation’s leading forensic pathologists has brand new LEED-certified facilities, including state-of-the-art lighting, to continue to solve medical mysteries in an environmentally-friendly space.
Company introduces device for cutting and coagulation of soft tissue during otolaryngology surgery PEAK Surgical, Inc. introduces the PEAK® PlasmaBlade TnA (Tonsil and Adenoid) tissue dissection device following 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Company expands its line of 2D end-ported biocontainers within portfolio of single-use systems Meissner Filtration Products, Inc. expands its line of 2D end-ported TepoFlex™ biocontainers, within its One-Touch™ portfolio of single-use systems. Manufactured with our premier biopharmaceutical grade TepoFlex™ film, end-ported biocontainers are now available in sizes ranging from 250 mL to 20 L.
Integrated robotic room solutions will streamline capabilities in daVinci®-enabled surgical suites MENTOR, OHIO – September 23, 2009 – STERIS Corporation (NYSE: STE) and Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISRG) have signed a collaboration agreement to enable the integration of both companies’ technologies into advanced minimally invasive (MIS) robotic surgical suites.
Dr. Mark Adelman While diseases like prostate cancer and heart disease have become household concerns, abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), the 10th leading cause of death in men age 55 and older, have been overshadowed by more prominent diseases for far too long.
M Patrick Lowe MD (Gynecologic Oncologist) Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL and Todd Tillmanns MD (Gynecologic Oncologist) Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery, The West Clinic, Memphis, TN The surgical video details a robotic aortic lymph node dissection in a patient with endometrial cancer with the Standard da Vinci system.
USGI Medical designed the Incisionless Operating Platform™ (IOP) to enable Incisionless Surgery. Combining the flexibility of endoscopy with the therapeutic benefit of laparoscopy, the IOP offers a stable operating platform, access for multiple, robust, flexible surgical tools and durable Expandable Tissue Anchors to predictably approximate and permanently affix tissue, important requirements for Incisionless Surgery that traditional endoscopes and endoscopic instruments do not provide.
This video illustrates the multi-channel TriPort from Advanced Surgical Concepts used during a Laparo-Endoscopic Single Site (LESS)/ single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS). This single port allows the entire procedure to be performed through one single incision in the belly-button.
From Facebook to YouTube to personal blogs, future doctors are crossing the line—and getting in trouble, a recent Associated Press article reports. A new study surveying medical school deans finds that deans are aware of medical students posting unprofessional content online, such as photos of drug paraphernalia and violations of patient privacy.
I can’t say that I’m a very experienced surgical patient. The only type of surgery I’ve ever endured was on my thumb a few years back. I had a “mass” removed that turned out to be a ball of broken blood vessels. My surgical experience amounted to a few hours in the OR, four or five stitches and having to wear a dressing on my hand for a few days.
Mediflex Surgical Products introduces a new table mounted retractor. According to the company, the Mini-Bookler Table Mounted Retractor System features: Mounting on a height-adjustable StrongArm™ Holder and Positioner rather than on the fixed-height table posts, couplers and horizontal bars of the original system, enabling surgeons more flexibility in where the device is attached to the OR table and where they can position themselves.