Untitled Document March 24, 2011 A construction worker who was severely disfigured has undergone the first full facial transplant in the U.
Happy Saint Patrick's Day from the robot-assisted surgical team at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle! Here, Dr. James Porter, medical director of robotic surgery at Swedish gives his daughter a manicure with the da Vinci surgical robot to demonstrate how this device gives surgeons greater surgical precision and dexterity over existing approaches.
Surgeons are in the early stages of an experiment that uses a 3D printer and living cells to print a transplantable kidney. March 10, 2011 Surgeon Anthony Atala, director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, focuses on the science of growing and regenerating tissues and organs.
Minimally invasive robotic surgical procedure performed by Dr. Mark Saleh. Washington Hospital's Institute for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery is committed to providing you with the latest technology to ensure the highest quality care. Many surgeries that were once done as open procedures with large, 6 to 12 inch incisions are now being performed by laparoscopy and with the use of robotics in the operating room.
Using remarkable high-tech equipment and a team of highly-trained surgeons, patients are having brain tumors removed...through their noses. Doctors map the patient's brain using GPS technology, then using four tiny surgical hands, the surgeons find, cut and remove the tumor...all through the nostrils.
What used to begin with the sometimes painful placement of a wire in the patient's breast to mark the location of the tumor can now be done with a much more precise and less painful method. Doctors call it radioactive seed localization, or RSL. The process uses a thin needle to place a tiny radioactive seed directly on the cancerous lump.
Action Products, Inc. is celebrating Angels at the 58th AORN Congress. March 10, 2011 At the 58th AORN Congress, the Action Booth #2023 will be turning celestial in celebration of its Angel series product launch. To kick off the event and in celebration of Nurse Angels worldwide, Action is hosting a contest in search of the ultimate Nurse Angel.
Lead surgeon for bariatric surgery Marco Adamo, who carried out the operation, said it would ultimately allow Mrs. Kent to live for longer and stop her from developing diabetes, which runs in her family.