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Achieving Surgical Exposure For da Vinci Thyroidectomy

February 11, 2010 6:28 am Videos Comments

Prior to docking the daVinci Surgical System, an operative space needs to be created, and maintained using the AK Retractor. This video demonstrates the dissection required to create this space. Once this space is created thyroid or parathyroid surgery can be performed. The incision used for this procedure is located in the axilla (armpit), so that it is easily hidden from view.

Robotic Assisted Thorascopic Pulmonary Lobectomy

February 4, 2010 7:13 am Videos Comments

Dr. Kenneth Adam Lee, MD, FACS, of Kennedy Thoracic Surgery, Sewell, NJ, performs a robotic assisted thorascopic pulmonary lobectomy.

Computer-Assisted Knee Replacement

February 4, 2010 5:35 am Videos Comments

For every 100 knees replaced at Borgess Medical Center, 95 percent of them will do well for at least ten years thanks to more precise, pain-free implants. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Todd Ream is an expert on knees. Through the computer navigation we are able to put that knee into a fairly precise position, said Dr.

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Robotic Surgery To Treat Prostate Cancer

February 4, 2010 5:35 am Videos Comments

A patient with prostate cancer undergoes surgery in hopes his doctor, utilizing the da Vinci robotic surgical system, can cure him of the potentially deadly disease.

Femoral Hernia Surgery

February 4, 2010 5:34 am Videos Comments

Proceed Ventral Patch™ is a partial absorbable device originally designed for the umbilical hernia repair that works very well even in large or complicated femoral hernias.

Single Incision Lapband And Hiatal Hernia Repair

February 4, 2010 5:33 am Videos Comments

Dr. Rami Lutfi, Medical Director of the Chicago Institute of Advanced Bariatrics, performs one of the first single incision hiatal hernia repair during LapBand placement using the novel curved laparoscopic instruments.

New Surgery Simulator Prepares Physicians For OR

January 28, 2010 6:00 am Videos Comments

PCOM's laparoscopic simulator was the focus of a story that aired on the Philadelphia ABC-affiliate, WPVI, on April 17th and 19th. Two first-year OB/GYN residents were shown practicing their skills with Saul Jeck, DO, professor and chair, OB/GYN and Brian Rudd, simulation specialist.

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Inserting A Port For Single-Incision Laparoscopy

January 28, 2010 5:58 am Videos Comments

Dr. Kevin J. Stepp demonstrates how to easily insert the Gelpoint, a single incision laparoscopy port from Applied Medical through a 2 cm belly button incision.

New 3D Interface Could Be A Surgical Tool

January 27, 2010 6:05 am Videos Comments

Last month Apple received a patent for a new 3D interface for manipulating objects on computer screens, Medgadget recently reported. As Houston Neal at the Medical Software Advice blog suggests, the new technology could be particularly useful for doctors working with clinical images. Basically, the 3D technology uses a computer camera to look at the movement of hands or head of the user to transform objects on the screen.

Balloon Retention Facilitates Transgastric Laparoscopic Cysto-gastrostomy In Treatment Of Pancreatic Pseudocyst

January 21, 2010 5:24 am Videos Comments

Objective: This presentation demonstrates intragastric balloon retention facilitating a transgastric laparoscopic cysto-gastrostomy for pancreatic pseudocyst. Methods: Via endoscopic and laparoscopic methods, 3 balloon-tipped operating trocars were inserted into the stomach.

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