El Camino Hospital is participating of the clinical trial for the CoreValve procedure, used to treat aortic stenosis. CoreValve is a revolutionary treatment as it is an alternative to open-heart surgery, which is typically required to treat aortic stenosis.
CNN reports how Arizona has cut Medicaid funding for certain transplant procedures, and how one surgeon thinks this could be the beginning "health care rationing" in the United States.
European Urology - Surgery In Motion - 2010-06 - June. Authors: R.S. Pruthi, J. Nix, D. McRackan, A. Hickerson, M.E. Nielsen, M. Raynor, E.
'Beating heart' technology could revolutionize field of heart transplantation. The heart transplantation team at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical is currently leading a national, multicenter phase 2 clinical study of an experimental organ-preservation system that allows donor hearts to continue functioning in a near-physiologic state outside the body during transport.
You may have heard of the Laparoscopic adjustable band procedure (referred to as the Lap-Band). It is now the second most common weight loss surgery procedure performed in the United States. At present it is the least invasive and safest weight loss procedure available -- so much so that it is becoming the procedure of choice in the adolescent population.
The OMT™ Safety Scalpel is a new safety scalpel with much improved functionality and design over the many conventional scalpels. The auto-retractable Safety Scalpel differs from the conventional scalpels because it provides protection from an exposed blade and has a permanent lock function.
Jon-Cecil Walkes, MD, performs Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair Surgery at Washington Hospital Healthcare System in Fremont, CA. Washington Hospital has been a leader in the surgical intervention and treatment of adult heart disease for the last 17 years. The cardiac surgery program focuses on a multidisciplinary approach to providing care for our patients.