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Hospital Improves SCIP Measures

May 17, 2011 1:19 pm | Comments

Staff members of Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center discuss their efforts to improve Surgical Care Infection Prevention (SCIP) Measure 3 at their facility.

Real Time Nerve Identification for Robotic Surgery

May 12, 2011 5:36 am | Comments

ProPep Surgical has developed the first, real time nerve identification system specifically designed for use during robotic surgery. Whether trying to locate and preserve nerve pathways which potentially control sexual function or urinary control during prostate cancer surgery or to locate and preserve the nerves that affect bladder function during hysterectomy, ProPep Surgical's technology (used in conjunction with the da Vinci Surgical System) provides real-time nerve identification and has the potential to change the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients across the United States undergoing robotic surgery.

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Surgeons Rebuild Pelvis Of Cancer Patient

May 6, 2011 7:13 am | Comments

In a rare and medically remarkable operation, a multi-disciplinary team of surgeons at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) removed the left leg, hip and pelvis of a cancer patient, and used the healthy, living bones from his amputated leg to completely rebuild the connection between his spine and remaining right pelvis to support a high-tech prosthetic leg.

Gastric Band Reversal

May 5, 2011 5:40 am | Comments

Laparoscopic surgery to remove a Gastric Band. The patient is having the Gastric Band removed as part of a two stage conversion to a Sleeve gastrectomy. This revision is for inadequate weight loss. The operation involves removal of the Gastric Band, reversing the sutures used to secure it in position, partial removal of the eschar where the band was sitting and a suture repair of the oesophageal hiatus.

Doctor Laces Football Using da Vinci Robot

May 5, 2011 5:39 am | Comments

Dr. James Porter, medical director of robotic surgery at Swedish laces a football using the da Vinci robot to demonstrate how this device gives surgeons greater surgical precision and dexterity over existing approaches. Minimally invasive robot-assisted surgery can offer patients significant benefits over traditional approaches, including less post-operative pain, shorter hospital stay, less blood loss, faster recovery time and quicker return to normal daily activities.

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Incisionless Surgery For GERD

May 5, 2011 5:38 am | Comments

Tallahassee Memorial Hospital now offers a minimally invasive surgical procedure for people who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or most commonly known as acid reflux. Dr. Crooms discusses Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF), an most advanced procedure for treating the underlying cause of acid reflux without incisions.

Mobile Surgery Tables

May 5, 2011 5:38 am | Dre, Inc. - Medical And Surgical Equipment | Comments

The Anetic-P is the complete multi-functional mobile operating room table. It is a battery powered operating room table making it more mobile than most stretchers or surgical tables and is a total solution for hospitals and surgery centers. This multi-function table can replace several devices at once to create an extreme value.

Robotic Myomectomy Of Very Large Uterine Fibroids

April 28, 2011 5:24 am | Comments

This is a demonstration of an outpatient Robotic assisted laparoscopic myomectomy of a very large uterus (24 weeks gestational size), which included one encompassing 17cm uterine fibroid, reaching from the umbilicus to the cervix. The patient went home the same day and returned to normal activity in one week.

Removing Part Of A Skull

April 28, 2011 5:23 am | Comments

Sanjay Gupta takes us into his operating room to show how surgeons removed bone from Rep.

Needlescopic Cholecystectomy

April 28, 2011 5:22 am | Comments

This professionally voice narrated video of Dr. Gregg Jossart performing a mini-laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) for gallstones. The mini-lap technique or Needlescopic technique is an almost scarless technique that is an option for most patients and is an alternative to single incision surgery that often creates a larger incision.

Sounding the Alarm on Alarms, Finally

April 26, 2011 6:44 am | by Skeptical Scalpel, MD | Comments

“Patient alarms often unheard, unheeded” states a  recent headline in the Boston Globe. Now the Joint Commission and the FDA are going to  target “alarm fatigue” as a patient safety priority. Apparently it is not a very high priority as the article describing the effort states that the two organizations will be meeting “over the next few months” to “pinpoint a strategy.

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