Dr. Sanjay Gupta brings us a star athlete who learned to walk again, in this week's Human Factor.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- In America's hospitals, approximately one in 20 patients will contract a hospital-acquired infection (HAI). At Cooley Dickinson Hospital last year, one in 129 patients got an HAI. Now, those better odds of avoiding an infection at Cooley Dickinson have improved even further, as the hospital has documented a groundbreaking 82 percent drop in one type of infection, Clostridium difficile (C.
Over 200,000 American men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year. The New England Journal of Medicine has just released a new study showing the long-term benefits of two different common methods of prostate cancer treatment, watchful waiting and surgical prostate removal (most commonly done now through a procedure called a robotic prostatectomy).
Staff members of Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center discuss their efforts to improve Surgical Care Infection Prevention (SCIP) Measure 3 at their facility.
ProPep Surgical has developed the first, real time nerve identification system specifically designed for use during robotic surgery. Whether trying to locate and preserve nerve pathways which potentially control sexual function or urinary control during prostate cancer surgery or to locate and preserve the nerves that affect bladder function during hysterectomy, ProPep Surgical's technology (used in conjunction with the da Vinci Surgical System) provides real-time nerve identification and has the potential to change the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients across the United States undergoing robotic surgery.
In a rare and medically remarkable operation, a multi-disciplinary team of surgeons at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) removed the left leg, hip and pelvis of a cancer patient, and used the healthy, living bones from his amputated leg to completely rebuild the connection between his spine and remaining right pelvis to support a high-tech prosthetic leg.
Laparoscopic surgery to remove a Gastric Band. The patient is having the Gastric Band removed as part of a two stage conversion to a Sleeve gastrectomy. This revision is for inadequate weight loss. The operation involves removal of the Gastric Band, reversing the sutures used to secure it in position, partial removal of the eschar where the band was sitting and a suture repair of the oesophageal hiatus.
Dr. James Porter, medical director of robotic surgery at Swedish laces a football using the da Vinci robot to demonstrate how this device gives surgeons greater surgical precision and dexterity over existing approaches. Minimally invasive robot-assisted surgery can offer patients significant benefits over traditional approaches, including less post-operative pain, shorter hospital stay, less blood loss, faster recovery time and quicker return to normal daily activities.
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital now offers a minimally invasive surgical procedure for people who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or most commonly known as acid reflux. Dr. Crooms discusses Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF), an most advanced procedure for treating the underlying cause of acid reflux without incisions.
The Anetic-P is the complete multi-functional mobile operating room table. It is a battery powered operating room table making it more mobile than most stretchers or surgical tables and is a total solution for hospitals and surgery centers. This multi-function table can replace several devices at once to create an extreme value.