Adding to the clinical benefits and improved patient outcomes associated with minimally-invasive surgery (MIS), Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today highlighted new data demonstrating that patients who underwent minimally invasive colon resection procedures were able to leave the hospital faster, visit their doctors less for follow up care and take less medicine than those who underwent open surgery.
Examining short- and long-term complications, quality of life, and overall mortality,...
CardioKinetix Inc., a medical device company pioneering a catheter-based treatment for heart...
A new study has found that abdominal aortic aneurysm repair can extend the lives in patients who...
Ceterix Orthopaedics today announced publication of positive findings from two biomechanical studies of the company’s proprietary NovoStitch suture passer for meniscus repair in Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery.
KidsArm, a descendant of Canadarm, the robot arm used on the Space Shuttle, is the first image-guided robotic surgical arm in the world, specifically designed for surgery for children.
Pietro Valdastri is convinced that the clever application of magnetic force can make minimally invasive surgery easier and more effective.
Researchers at Okayama University and the University of California in San Diego have demonstrated that injection of a viral solution can eradicate lymph node metastasis making prophylactic surgery unnecessary.
A growing group of neurosurgeons are providing brain tumor and stroke patients with a national search tool that helps them find surgeons trained in new surgical approaches focused on identifying, mapping and often accessing and removing challenging deep-seated tumors or certain strokes that may have once been considered inoperable.
Henry Ford Hospital surgeons successfully suctioned a cancerous tumor from a major vein in a patient with metastatic kidney cancer, clearing the way for him to undergo a minimally-invasive kidney removal. This allowed him to participate in a clinical trial using genetic material from his tumor to produce a vaccine.
The hand-held Raman spectroscopy probe enables surgeons, for the first time, to accurately detect virtually all invasive brain cancer cells in real time during surgery.
The biopsy of the first lymph node to which a cancer spreads has lead to more accurate diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Now a team of researchers has been able to identify the sentinel node in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma using a novel tracer. It's a challenging task because there are up to 150 different lymph nodes in the neck.
"Despite the greater efficacy of duodenal switch when it comes to weight reduction, our findings suggest that it should be used with caution, given the higher percentage of long-term adverse effects."
The development of a flexible, microscopic hand-like gripper could help doctors perform remotely-guided surgical procedures, perform biopsies or create biodegradable, miniaturized surgical tools that could safely dissolve in the body.
When examining early (within seven days of discharge) and late (more than seven days after discharge) unplanned readmissions, the top three reasons for readmission were SSI, ileus or obstruction, and bleeding.
New research has found that simple distraction techniques, such as talking to a nurse, watching a DVD or using stress balls, can help patients to relax during varicose vein surgery and reduce their pain.
The idea: make a small incision right in the crease and sneak past the eyeball into the hard-to-reach center of the head. "The nice thing about it is, we have to saw off much less of your head."
Transoral fundoplication is an effective treatment for patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), especially for patients with persistent regurgitation despite proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy, according to a new study.
Although surgical excision of tumors remains the standard of care for renal tumors that have not yet spread, the risk of complications in elderly or ill patients may outweigh the benefits of surgery. Actively monitoring renal tumors in some patients may prove to be a safer option.
Bariatric surgery - as a last resort when conservative interventions have failed - can improve liver disease and other obesity-related health problems in severely obese children and adolescents. However, the appropriate use of bariatric surgery in pediatric patients remains unclear.
According to Duke University assistant professor Thomas Hopkins, MD, Director of Quality Improvement at Duke University School of Medicine’s Anesthesiology Department, "Our model shows more than $3 of costs avoided for each $1 spent perioperatively on noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring.
The company that provides management services to Yorkville Endoscopy Center, the facility health regulators cited for botching Joan Rivers' treatment after the comedic icon died, also manages other New York-area surgery centers that have failed to meet key medical standards, reported NBC 4 New York's I-Team. ...
BLUE ENDO® is excited to announce the release of the new ClearView® TOTAL uterine manipulator and colpotomizer system for use in total laparoscopic hysterectomy. ...
I always enjoy hearing the latest in 3-D innovation in the operating room, and last week brought another terrific story. ...
This is the digital version of the November-December 2014 issue of Surgical Products magazine.
The astronauts are halfway to Mars when suddenly one of them develops abdominal pain and requires surgery. What will they do?
McMaster University researchers have found that current evidence does not support the routine use of minimally invasive surgery to remove herniated disc material pressing on the nerve root or spinal cord in the neck or lower back. ...
J-Plasma is a transformational, helium-based, gas plasma technology that offers remarkably low thermal spread, a high level of precision with versatility across multiple surgical specialties.
2014 ESP Award Winner - Second Place, MIS Products, Encision’s AEM EndoShield Burn Protection SystemNovember 21, 2014 11:32 am | by Surgical Products Staff | Product Releases | Comments
According to Encision, their new AEM EndoShield Burn Protection System provides advanced AEM monopolar energy with guaranteed elimination of stray energy burns to patients.
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