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Use Of Bidirectional Barbed Suture In Gynecologic Laparoscopy

November 12, 2009 5:07 am | Comments

Background: Laparoscopic suturing and knot tying can be a challenging and time-consuming task. We began using a bidirectional barbed suture for laparoscopic suturing in March of 2008, mainly for closure of the vaginal cuff during a total laparoscopic hysterectomy and for closure of the hysterotomy site during a laparoscopic myomectomy.

Medical Waste Disposal

November 5, 2009 6:19 am | Comments

On site medical waste disposal and recycling system for all clinical waste and hospital waste materials compliant with the UN's World Health Organization (WHO).

Laparoscopic Perforated Cholecystectomy

November 5, 2009 6:10 am | Comments

What is new in cholecystectomy today - the bread and butter of general surgery? Can a cholecystectomy be performed always laparoscopically? Probably not. Can there be no iatrogenic injuries and no mortality? Certainly not. If this is the picture you would see when you put your first port in, in a 74 years old patient in near arrest due to sepsis and respiratory failure how many of you would continue laparoscopically and when and why would you go the good old days of open surgery? Would a large inflammatory mass in the right upper quadrant, barely allowing for insertion of a trocar and certainly not living much room for other ports put you off from laparoscopic surgery? What are the mortality, morbidity and recovery with open surgery in such settings? This case: a 74 years old man on anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation, presents with acute cholecystitis and sepsis; after a brief improvement with initial conservative management with rehydration, antibiotics and cardiology review for reversal of Warfarin, 48 hours later he deteriorates rapidly and is taken to surgery for cholecystectomy.


Surgeons Perform Pediatric Robotic Surgery

November 5, 2009 6:09 am | Comments

Saint Barnabas Healthcare System Robotic Surgery at Monmouth Medical Center, West Long Branch, NJ performed its first robotic surgery on a pediatric patient. Surgeons discuss the procedure, and what it means for the hospital in terms of patient care in the future.

Wireless Endoscopic Capsule Robot

November 5, 2009 6:08 am | Comments

Researchers are working to develop the Spider Pill, a wireless endoscopic capsule robot that has legs to move around be controlled in the body. The pill could potentially replace endoscopes, providing a less-invasive option for patients.

Cutting Edge HD Technology Showcased At ACS

October 29, 2009 12:08 pm | Sony Electronics | Comments

Show attendees learn of HD technologies in a simulated OR environment, the increasing portability of HD and experience the future of HD in 3D in a booth tour with Sony Among the multitudes of new surgical technology revealed at ACS this year in Chicago, high-definition (HD) technology for the OR was among the highlights.

Surgical Hospital Utilizes Wireless HD Transmission

October 29, 2009 6:43 am | Comments

As the first facility in the DFW area to utilize wireless HD transmission, surgical professionals at Texas Institute for Surgery at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas anticipate more operating rooms will follow the trend in wireless HD monitor systems.

Xbox + Math = Virtual Surgery

October 29, 2009 6:41 am | Comments

Joseph Teran, a professor of Applied Mathematics at UCLA, was named one of the "brightest people alive" by Discover Magazine. Follow him around UCLA's campus as he discusses virtual surgery and the power of applied math studies with Dr.


Robot Performs Surgery

October 29, 2009 6:40 am | Comments

A surgical team at the Foothills Medical Centre performs neurosurgery with a robot, Neuroarm, developed by a team at the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine. NeuroArm aims to revolutionize Neurosurgery and other branches of operative medicine by liberating doctors from the constraints of the human hand.

Robotic Hysterectomy In HD

October 29, 2009 6:35 am | Comments

Part 1 of 4. Dr. M Patrick Lowe demonstrates the technique for a robotic hysterectomy to treat endometrial cancer. Total operative time for hysterectomy is 25 minutes. Part 2 of 4. Part 3 of 4. Part 4 of 4.

Surgeon Uses Stem Cells In Orthopedic Surgery

October 22, 2009 5:54 am | Comments

Dr. John Brookvar, an orthopedic surgeon at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, is researching how to turn a few stem cells in patients' bone marrow into hundreds of thousands of stem cells. This will eliminate the need for cadaver bone and help bones grow together faster and stronger in orthopedic surgery patients.

Single Port Access (SPA) Proximal Gastric GIST Resection

October 22, 2009 5:53 am | Comments

Background: Recent advances in minimally invasive surgery have included methods for reducing the number of incisions for trocar placement. Single Port Access is a novel method allowing the performance of standard laparoscopic procedures through one incision.

Gallbladder Removal Via Needlescopic Technique

October 22, 2009 5:52 am | Comments

Cholecystectomy before, during or after weight loss surgery occurs in up to 20 percent of patients. In this video, Gregg H. Jossart, MD, Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, CA, demonstrates a gallbladder removal using the Needlescopic technique which, he says, is superior to single port, SILS or NOTES approaches.

Surgeon Pioneers Minimally Invasive "Natural Opening" Spine Surgery

October 15, 2009 7:09 am | Comments

If you're suffering from back pain, and the pain medications, physical therapy, and injections aren't working, then you should consider surgery. That may be a frightening thought, however with this new and innovative approach to treating back pain, you should never fear the thought of spine surgery again! Using the worlds most advanced minimally invasive technique, Dr.


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