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CHG Cloths

February 18, 2010 4:20 am | Sage Products Inc | Comments

Sage 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG) cloths are the first and only FDA-approved, alcohol-free applicator cloths designed for easy patient preoperative skin preparation, and are effective against resistant organisms including MRSA, VRE and others. These rinse-free, quick-drying cloths reduce these microorganisms on the skin, a known factor for surgical site infections (SSIs).

HD Technology Enables MIS

February 11, 2010 6:30 am | Comments

As Medical Director for the Women's Health Clinic at the Regina General Hospital, Dr. John Thiel is proud to offer patients from across southern Saskatchewan care that is second to none in the country, thanks to two new Minimally Invasive Surgical (MIS) suites funded by Hospitals of Regina Foundation donors.

Radical Excision Of Endometriosis

February 11, 2010 6:29 am | Comments

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.


Surgeon Narrates Total Knee Replacement Surgery

February 11, 2010 6:29 am | Comments

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.

Achieving Surgical Exposure For da Vinci Thyroidectomy

February 11, 2010 6:28 am | Comments

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.

Robotic Assisted Thorascopic Pulmonary Lobectomy

February 4, 2010 7:13 am | Comments

Dr. Kenneth Adam Lee, MD, FACS, of Kennedy Thoracic Surgery, Sewell, NJ, performs a robotic assisted thorascopic pulmonary lobectomy.

Computer-Assisted Knee Replacement

February 4, 2010 5:35 am | Comments

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.

Robotic Surgery To Treat Prostate Cancer

February 4, 2010 5:35 am | Comments

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.


Femoral Hernia Surgery

February 4, 2010 5:34 am | Comments

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.

Laparoscopic Incarcerated Hernia

February 4, 2010 5:34 am | Comments

Single Incision Lapband And Hiatal Hernia Repair

February 4, 2010 5:33 am | Comments

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.

New Surgery Simulator Prepares Physicians For OR

January 28, 2010 6:00 am | Comments

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.

Inserting A Port For Single-Incision Laparoscopy

January 28, 2010 5:58 am | Comments

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.


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