A groundbreaking surgical technique has been used to rebuild the leg of a woman who suffered a bad break in a hit-and-run accident. Diane Stuttard had been told she would have to have her leg amputated after 11 operations failed to fix her bones. But in a world first, surgeons used her own stem cells to repair the damage - and lengthen the shattered limb.
http://www.laparoscopynw.com At the Institute For Laparoscopic Surgery, we offer a variety of minimally invasive weight loss and general surgeries including kidney and gallbladder. This video demonstrates that in the hands of experienced surgeons performing a left adrenalectomy, the SILS (Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery) technique is applicable to complex and uncommon cases.
WXOW TV News in La Crosse, WI covers an innovative broadcast of a Knee Replacement Surgery by Jeffrey M. Lawrence, M.D. to the local Viroqua High School. The ability to broadcast live surgery from the OR to a remote location shows the value in educating students, as well as colleagues and patients, about surgery.
Upon completion of radical prostatectomy, the surgeon needs to reconstruct the urinary system. More specifically, the urologist must reattach the open bladder neck to the urethra. This reconnection of 2 tubular structures is referred to as an anastamosis. The anastamosis is routinely performed with suture, either in a continuous or interupted manner.
The Winnipeg Free Press reports the story of Janis Ollson, the first person to essentially have her pelvis cut in half so that surgeons could remove most of her cancerous midsection. The surgeons then reassembled her. The Canadian woman is being called a "miracle mom." Ollson was diagnosed with the bone cancer, chondrosarcoma, three years ago while pregnant with her second child.
The FDA recently approved the use of robotic surgical techniques for transoral operations. The Nebraska Medical Center was the first hospital in Nebraska to begin offering this surgery for oral tumors. This approach can potentially save the patient from undergoing a longer, more complicated open surgery which comes with a much longer hospital stay and longer list of potential complications.
Courtesy of the Clinical Robotic Surgery Association, this video offers a look at a Robotic Right Hemicolectomy procedure. To see more videos and learn about the organization's 2nd Worldwide Congress, go to http://www.clinicalrobotics.
A single incision laparoscopy involves placement of all working instruments through one small incision, mostly hidden in the belly button, through which the kidney tumor is extracted and followed by kidney reconstruction.
In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force changed the recommendations for screening mammograms. Stephanie Moline, MD, FACS, a breast surgical oncologist at Cancer Care Northwest in Spokane, WA, weighs in.
It was not the diagnosis Ron Sveden was expecting. He had prepared himself to hear the words cancer and tumor. Instead, doctors told him he had a pea plant growing inside him. Sveden had been sick for months. He was already fighting emphysema, and when his health took a turn for the worse on Memorial Day, his wife called 911.
The modern OR just went wireless, with NDSsi's unique ZeroWire® technology. Delivering full high-definition surgical video in real time with less than 1-frame latency, ZeroWire eliminates video cables and wires, making the surgical environment safer and more efficient.