The Invuity Eigr Saber Waveguide with Yankauer transforms minimally invasive and minimal access surgery, enabling surgeons to safely operate with greater efficiency. This handheld illuminator with suction takes today’s most brilliant, cool light and places it inside the incision, exactly where it is needed -- virtually eliminating shadows, glare, and thermal hazards.
Surgeons at Henry Ford Hospital have performed the first two minimally invasive laser brain...
Cook Medical has launched a suite of salivary duct access products that offer minimally invasive...
More children, like adults, are undergoing minimally invasive surgery for diseased kidneys, with...
Joshua Aferzon got his start in the medical industry at a very young age. He was just 16 when he developed his first patent. Aferzon then researching medical devices during his time as a biomedical engineering major at the University of Connecticut. Before even finishing school in 2011, he launched Orthozon Technologies and quickly released his first product, the Lumiere Retractor System...
DePuy Synthes CMF, a leader in skeletal and soft tissue repair and reconstruction, announced the launch of new instrumentation that enables less invasive surgical fixation and stabilization of rib fractures with the company's MatrixRIB System of precontoured, low-profile titanium plates, locking screws, and intramedullary splints.
CareFusion introduced a 3mm version of its Snowden-Pencer pretzel-shaped laparoscopic retractors. The 3mm shaft enables even smaller incisions and is designed to promote faster recovery time, minimize scarring through smaller incisions, and reduce post-operative pain and trauma for the patient. CareFusion’s Snowden-Pencer pretzel-shaped laparoscopic retractors (both 3mm and 5mm) allow surgeons easier access, visualization, and leverage when manipulating larger organs and structures compared to other retractors.
The ENDOEYE FLEX 3D from Olympus is the world’s only articulating HD 3D video laparoscope that delivers value to surgeons and patients by reducing surgical errors and improving the speed, accuracy, and precision of surgical tasks such as dissection, grasping, and suturing (compared with traditional 2D surgical systems).
OBP Medical’s SURE-SCOPE is a single-use laryngoscope with built-in, hands-free, single-use LED light source. The ready-to-use device eliminates the time and expense of reprocessing and reduces the risk of cross-contamination in the medical setting by obsoleting reusable light sources, handles, and blades.
The NovaTract laparoscopic dynamic retractor, a 5mm device designed for general, colorectal, gynecologic, urologic, and robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery offers improved tissue manipulation with its exclusive tension adjusting system, coupled with the ability to easily modify the angle of retraction as needed.
Minimally Invasive Surgery For Paraesophageal Hernia Is 'Revolutionary' -- But There's Still ControversyOctober 29, 2013 10:17 am | News | Comments
Minimally invasive surgical techniques have revolutionized the treatment paraesophageal hernia—but there's continued controversy over some key technical aspects of the procedure...
EndoChoice’s Fuse endoscope system is a proprietary arrangement of three small cameras on a flexible GI endoscope. By using three cameras, the Fuse system allows doctors to see nearly twice as much surface area as they can with traditional endoscopes that only use one camera. Because of folds that occur naturally in the colon and stomach anatomy, problem areas can easily go undetected when using traditional endoscopes. The Fuse system allows GI doctors to see more.
The ENDOEYE FLEX 3D from Olympus is the world’s only articulating HD 3D video laparoscope that delivers value to surgeons and patients by reducing surgical errors and improving the speed, accuracy, and precision of surgical tasks such as dissection, grasping, and suturing (compared with traditional 2D surgical systems). This is accomplished by restoring natural 3D vision and depth perception when performing laparoscopic procedures and is independent of a surgeon’s skill level.
In order to provide the benefits of palpation to minimally-invasive surgery, a team of engineers and doctors at Vanderbilt University headed by Pietro Valdastri, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and medicine, has designed a special-purpose wireless capsule equipped with a pressure sensor that fits through the small ports that surgeons use for what is also called “keyhole” surgery...
Patients whose breast cancer has spread to their lymph nodes have most of the nodes in their armpit area removed after chemotherapy to determine if any cancer remains.A new study shows that sentinel lymph node surgery successfully identified whether cancer remained in lymph nodes in 91 percent of patients with node-positive breast cancer who received chemotherapy before their surgery.
The chance of ending up in a nursing facility appears to be significantly lower for older patients who undergo a laparoscopic procedure than for those who have open surgical resection for colon cancer. Investigators from Dalhousie University found that selected patients over the age of 70 were more likely to be discharged to their own homes—instead of a nursing facility—following laparoscopic operations.
Prior studies have shown higher rates of illness after other types of urgent abdominal operations performed on Saturdays and Sundays, the so-called "weekend effect." Authors of the new study, however, found no such difference for appendectomy, which is one of the most common urgent operations performed.
Cook Medical has launched a suite of salivary duct access products that offer minimally invasive options for the treatment of obstructive salivary gland disease. Minimally invasive treatment of obstructive salivary gland disease can reduce the need for invasive open surgery. The devices in the product line include a soft-tip wire guide, a serial dilator set, the Kolenda Salivary Access Introducer Set, and the NGage and NCircle salivary stone extractors.
The introduction of the Versapor Bladeless Optical 12mm Trocar is the newest addition to the wide offering of Covidien access products. It offers surgeons visualization during trocar placement to help clinicians minimize the risk of trocar injuries. It shares the same proprietary cannula design as the rest of Covidien’s optical and bladeless trocar family, offering excellent fixation for port security and stability.
FloShield, from Minimally Invasive Devices, Inc., is an all-in-one, comprehensive solution in maintaining laparoscopic visual clarity. FloShield facilitates a consistent, clear image during surgery while virtually eliminating the need to remove the scope from the patient’s body. The FloShield Plus system addresses a critical unsolved problem in laparoscopic visualization: debris and condensation settling on the end of the scope that obscures vision and requires frequent interruptions for scope removal and manual cleaning.
It causes extreme pain, numbness, or tingling in the lower back, legs or buttocks, limiting a person's ability to walk or even stand for long periods of time. The reality is that lumbar spinal stenosis – a narrowing of the lower spinal canal – affects an estimated 1.5 million Americans. Now comes a treatment which eases the pain and other conditions associated with spinal stenosis.
Northwestern Medicine surgical oncologists Jeffery D. Wayne, MD and Karl Bilimoria, MD, are two of the very few surgeons in the country using a minimally invasive procedure to remove groin lymph nodes. This laparoscopic procedure may drastically reduce the recovery rate and chance of infection for patients.
University of Michigan engineers, in collaboration with the UM Medical School, have developed a new affordable tool technology which will make performing minimally-invasive surgery easier for surgeons. The tool, called FlexDex, acts as an extension of the surgeon's arm, allowing the doctor to control it in a natural and intuitive manner.
New Johns Hopkins research suggests that people who undergo minimally invasive placement of stents to open clogged leg arteries are significantly less likely than those who have conventional bypass surgery to need a second treatment for the condition within two years.
Covidien enters the fast-growing wound protector market with the global launch of SurgiSleeve. Used in both open and minimally invasive surgery, the new access device protects the wound site from contamination and also provides excellent exposure and visualization.
(2013 ESP Award Nominee) Covidien's AS Meniscal Repair Device enables orthopedic surgeons to perform “all-inside,” minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in the knee using the gold standard “all-suture” method of fixation. The new device, designed for intuitive use, works with only one thumb slide actuation and no complex components.
(2013 ESP Award Nominee) The NovaTract laparoscopic dynamic retractor, a 5mm device designed for general, colorectal, gynecologic, urologic, and robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery offers improved tissue manipulation with its exclusive tension adjusting system, coupled with the ability to easily modify the angle of retraction as needed.
Doctors are testing a new, less-invasive surgery that is clearing blocked arteries and saving patients the necessary recuperation time normally reserved for typical procedures. CBS News' Teresa Garcia reports on this cutting-edge procedure.
Financial incentives are likely a key factor driving greater use of laparoscopic colon cancer surgery, says a study led by a McMaster University surgeon. The research found that between 2002 and 2009 there was an increase in laparoscopic versus traditional open techniques - with only minimal decreases in how long patients stayed in the hospital after surgery and saw no changes in the survival of patients.
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