Surgeon and inventor Catherine Mohr tours the history of surgery (and its pre-painkiller, pre-antiseptic past), then demos some of the newest tools for surgery through tiny incisions, performed using nimble robot hands.
Robotic surgery makes it possible to perform highly complicated and precise operations. Surgical robots have limitations, too. For one, the surgeon does not 'feel' the force of his incision or of his pull on the suture, and robots are also big and clumsy to use. Force One of the distinctive properties of Sofie is the 'force feedback', i.
Dr. James Porter, medical director of robotic surgery at Swedish folds a small paper airplane with 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.
New research finds that doctors may be able to detect a woman's breast cancer risk by looking at her breast milk.
Dr. Melvin Law demonstrates the benefits of using the AQUAMANTYS System from Salient Surgical Technologies in lumbar fusion spine surgery. Salient Surgical's patented TRANSCOLLATION technology has been clinically proven to reduce blood loss during surgical procedures.
Spectrum Health's Center for Joint Replacement at Blodgett Hospital is the first in Michigan to offer MAKOplasty® to adult patients with early to mid-stage knee osteoarthritis. See an interview with patient Nancy Bruinsma and Gregory Golladay, MD, Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan surgeon who specializes in minimally-invasive knee replacement and "no wear" hip replacement.