New Wave Surgical’s Defogging Heated Endoscopic Lens Protector system (D-H.E.L.P) provides optimum visualization during laparoscopic or robotic surgery. The compact unit affixes to patient drapes allowing quick access to the defogging/cleaning system using only one hand.
SynTrack OR-Max from IBSS is designed to dramatically increase efficiency in the OR. Use the new-found efficiency to increase case throughput, adding another case per O.R. daily using current resource levels; or substantially reduce costs of current caseloads.
Pricey robotic surgery should not be the first or even second choice for most women who need a hysterectomy, says advice issued Thursday to doctors who help those women decide.
A new kind of endoscope technology with a factor of four image improvement over any previous design has recently been demonstrated by researchers from Stanford University. It may lead to flexible endoscopes producing about 80,000 pixels at a resolution of three-tenths of a micron, as compared to 10,000 pixels at three micron resolution for current state of the art.
Recent published research is questioning the use of robotic surgery for a gynecologic hysterectomy. Now surgeons from the Florida Hospital Nicholson Center specializing in minimally invasive surgery are speaking out regarding the news coverage of this research.
Dr. John Velyvis says that from his first contact with Robotic Knee Preservation and Restoration, he knew the days of radical total knee replacement being used as the go-to surgery for arthritic knee pain were numbered.
For patients with "drug-resistant" epilepsy requiring surgery, an updated stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) technique provides a more efficient process for obtaining critical data for surgical planning.
VTI offers the new Flexible Drop-In Doppler probe for use in laparoscopic and robotic procedures for positive identification of vasculature.
Is wireless medicine just a passing fad, or will healthcare professionals be able to find ways to leverage powerful hardware and software tools to better prevent or treat injury and illness? Time will tell. In the meantime, we should monitor its growth and hope it realizes its immense potential.
About the size of an eraser tip, the Implantable Miniature Telescope shows promise for some patients who are legal blind due to macular degeneration. The telescope implant focuses and enlarged image onto healthier parts of the macula and retina at the back of the eye. The other eye provides the necessary peripheral or side vision for walking and performing other tasks.
During a five-hour procedure earlier thus year, a medical team removed Bob Phillips’ irreparably damaged heart and replaced it with an artificial heart. The following month, Phillips celebrated his 74th birthday with the medical staff that saved his life.
Imaging and robotic technologies have the potential to help neurosurgeons perform precise, fast, and more comprehensive testing of brain tissue during surgery, identification of cancer type, grade and tumor margins and help them navigate through the brain, according to Akash Singh , PhD.
Medline Industries, Inc., introduced the first-of-its kind surgical procedure pack identification system to help improve OR efficiency, eliminate waste, and enhance patient safety. Featuring easy-to-read color-coded labels and forms, Medline’s EMPOWER system features easy-to-read, color-coded outer packing labels and matching color-coded insert forms that easily identify each pack and reduce the chance of selecting the wrong pack.
Dr. Christopher Duma discusses the developing environment of minimally invasive approaches to brain surgery, some of which can be performed as outpatient procedures.
Cleveland Clinic feels their Hybrid Operating Room give surgeons the flexibility to tailor procedures to best fit each patient, leadsing to less invasiver procedures and better clinical outcomes.
A hands-on lookat how the capabilities of the Kinect gaming system could be utilized in the operating room.
Surgeons who played games on Nintendo Wii improved certain metrics of performance on laparascopies.
For women undergoing breast reconstruction using implants, most patient-reported outcomes are similar with two different shapes of silicone gel-filled implants, reports a study.
I know that tremendous effort and resources are directed toward solving the problem of organizing and coordinating patients’ health information, and I don’t doubt that within four or five years, this problem will fade.
OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital is now treating patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) with the first drug-eluting stent to be used outside of the heart.
A custom message, combined with the unique advantages of the EASY-TAG Tracking System, offers a powerful combination – providing a cost-effective, secure method of tracking instruments, trays, equipment, and repairs through cleaning, decontamination, and sterilization processes.
Diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy at age 10, 13-year-old Kyah DeSimone lived with the slow stretching of her heart until it became too weak to pump. In October 2012, she was rushed from a friend's sleepover to a local hospital. Now she needs a heart transplant.
A team from Brown University, working with help from the folks at BrainGate, has developed a fully implantable sensor that both shares its readings and recharges wirelessly. The researchers have reported that the new device has been successfully working in three pigs and three macaque monkeys for over a year.
SurgicEye introduces its declipseSPECT viewer, a solution for 3D navigated radio-guided surgery. Developed in cooperation with leading surgical oncologists, it will enable healthcare professionals to increase the efficiency of surgery with marked tumor structures, providing 3D imaging and navigation in the operating room.
The cost of robotic surgery for hysterectomy is rarely mentioned. But last week, a new study that evaluated outcomes in more than a quarter of a million American women raised a number of critical questions.