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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Nominate Your Nurse Angel

April 21, 2011 5:23 am | Action Products, Inc. | Comments

To kick off the product launch of the Action® Angel series of operating room table pads, and in celebration of Nurse Angels worldwide, Action is hosting a contest in search of the ultimate Nurse Angel. “Nurses have been critical in the development of many of our original products and we wanted to say thank you,” explains Janet Kaplan, marketing manager, Action Products, Inc.

New Imaging Technology For Breast Cancer Surgery

April 21, 2011 5:21 am | Comments

A video from local television news channel 8 on a new technique that allows surgeons to examine breast tissue for cancer while a patient is undergoing surgery. It could save patients from having to undergo a second operation. The imaging technique is being studied at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center.

Hybrid OR With da Vinci Robot Improves MIS, Patient Safety

April 21, 2011 5:17 am | Comments

Cardiovascular Hybrid Surgical Laboratory at St. John Hospital and Medical Center will anchor the hospital's Minimally Invasive Structural Heart Program at SJH&MC. The laboratory will be used to perform the most advanced non-surgical and minimally invasive surgical cardiovascular procedures.

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