The video features a young patient with severe (stage 4) rectovaginal endometriosis with extensive adhesions on the reproductive organs. The patient suffers from chronic pelvic and bowel pain. In addition, this patient is infertile and seeks fertility. This video demonstrates the technique of excision (peeling) of endometriois form the surface of the ureters (tubes carrying urine to the bladder), large bowel and other pelvic organs.
This is Part 2 of a three part Patient Education Series on Total Knee Replacement (TKR). Part 1 discusses the preoperative issues that patients need to know prior to the decision to have TKR. Part 2 is the surgical video. Part 3 discusses the postoperative issues all TKR patients need to understand.
Prior to docking the daVinci Surgical System, an operative space needs to be created, and maintained using the AK Retractor. This video demonstrates the dissection required to create this space. Once this space is created thyroid or parathyroid surgery can be performed. The incision used for this procedure is located in the axilla (armpit), so that it is easily hidden from view.
Dr. Kenneth Adam Lee, MD, FACS, of Kennedy Thoracic Surgery, Sewell, NJ, performs a robotic assisted thorascopic pulmonary lobectomy.
For every 100 knees replaced at Borgess Medical Center, 95 percent of them will do well for at least ten years thanks to more precise, pain-free implants. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Todd Ream is an expert on knees. Through the computer navigation we are able to put that knee into a fairly precise position, said Dr.
A patient with prostate cancer undergoes surgery in hopes his doctor, utilizing the da Vinci robotic surgical system, can cure him of the potentially deadly disease.
Proceed Ventral Patch™ is a partial absorbable device originally designed for the umbilical hernia repair that works very well even in large or complicated femoral hernias.
Dr. Rami Lutfi, Medical Director of the Chicago Institute of Advanced Bariatrics, performs one of the first single incision hiatal hernia repair during LapBand placement using the novel curved laparoscopic instruments.
PCOM's laparoscopic simulator was the focus of a story that aired on the Philadelphia ABC-affiliate, WPVI, on April 17th and 19th. Two first-year OB/GYN residents were shown practicing their skills with Saul Jeck, DO, professor and chair, OB/GYN and Brian Rudd, simulation specialist.
Dr. Kevin J. Stepp demonstrates how to easily insert the Gelpoint, a single incision laparoscopy port from Applied Medical through a 2 cm belly button incision.
Last month Apple received a patent for a new 3D interface for manipulating objects on computer screens, Medgadget recently reported. As Houston Neal at the Medical Software Advice blog suggests, the new technology could be particularly useful for doctors working with clinical images. Basically, the 3D technology uses a computer camera to look at the movement of hands or head of the user to transform objects on the screen.