Tiffanie DiDonato was born with a rare form of dwarfism. Most of her body was normal size, but her arms and legs did not fully grow. She has underwent numerous grueling and painful surgeries over the years as part of her battle to improve her quality of life.
There are many safety hazards in today’s OR environment – from sharp instruments, blood, infectious fluids, latex, irritating powder and even hand hygiene products – all of which can all cause varying degrees of harm. The first line of defense is surgical gloves.
A Miss America contestant who was just 16 years of age when she lost her mother to breast cancer has made a bold decision to undergo a preventative double masectomy. Miss District Of Columbia Allyn Rose made the choice after learning she carries the same cancer gene that killed her mom eight years ago.
Dr. Benjamin Schneider, a bariatric and minimally invasive surgeon at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, recently performed the first single-incision robotic gallbladder surgery both at BIDMC and in the city of Boston.
Doctors in Houston reconstructed a newborn girl's chest after she was born with one-third of her heart lying on her stomach and beating outside of her body. Surgeons worked for six hours to create space in little Audrina's chest for her heart and stretched her skin to cover the hole.
A fifty-seven-year-old California man is the first U.S. patient to receive a 'living lung' transplant after being diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. His lungs were slowly being hardened as a result of his illness, preventing Fernando Padilla from breathing without an oxygen tank. A lung transplant was his only hope.
Dr. Sami Kilic talks about the robotic surgery simulator, a training tool that looks a lot like an arcade booth, complete with two hand-operated controllers and a monitor that displays real-time surgical movements. Kilic also discusses how video games can help future surgeons.
Dr. Inderbir Gill, Chairman of the University of Southern California's Institute of Urology at the Keck School of Medicine, talks about performing a robotic outpatient, urethral catheter-free radical prostatectomy for cancer using the latest daVinci Si robotic surgery system.
Michael Duch, MD, shares his expertise about minimally-invasive approaches to joint replacement surgery. Practicing at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, Dr. Duch is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with Trenton Orthopedic Group.
A surgery using a new technology called the LenSX laser offers patients near-perfect vision in a matter of minutes. This video describes the procedure in great detail and shows some footage of how it is performed. WWL-TV's Meg Farris reports.
Intraoperative 3D imaging is nothing new in spine surgery. That being said, it's not widely used. Let Thomas Hartkens, Global Marketing Manager at Siemens Healthcare, explain how intraoperative 3D robotic imaging will change your perspective... in just five steps.
CNN's Deb Feyerick heads to St. Johns Hospital which took in displaced Sandy victims but is unable to recoup the costs. According to Sharon Behar, VP at St. John's, the hospital was like a "war zone" during and immediately after the recent superstorm.
Spinal Interbody Fusion and Facet Fixation Technique. The endoscopically guided procedure is minimally invasive, resulting in faster recovery.
18-month-old Rowan Crombie has benefited from new state-of-the-art equipment which helps doctors perform keyhole surgery.
Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are experimenting with a process that can create new eggs from ovarian cells. Vinita Nair reports.