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.
Balloon Retention Facilitates Transgastric Laparoscopic Cysto-gastrostomy In Treatment Of Pancreatic PseudocystJanuary 21, 2010 5:24 am | Comments
Objective: This presentation demonstrates intragastric balloon retention facilitating a transgastric laparoscopic cysto-gastrostomy for pancreatic pseudocyst. Methods: Via endoscopic and laparoscopic methods, 3 balloon-tipped operating trocars were inserted into the stomach.
The endoscopic portion of a left thyroid lobectomy is performed by Dr. Ron Kuppersmith using the daVinci Surgical System via the transaxillary approach. No neck incisions are used in this procedure, which was performed at the Texas Institute for Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery.
Using water- and energy- efficient washers and sterilizers, this hospital is working to reduce water and energy consumption, as well as reduce the hospital's overall waste.