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Thyroid Robotic Surgery

November 4, 2010 6:08 am | Comments

Hybrid Operating Room Tour

November 4, 2010 6:07 am | Comments

Baptist opens a new Cardiovascular Surgical Suite. It's an advanced Hybrid Operating Room for minimally invasive cardiac and vascular surgery procedures. Vascular Surgeon Charles O'Mara with Baptist Cardiovascular Surgery explains in this video that among many benefits for patients and physicians, the new Hybrid OR can offer state-of-the-art minimally invasive treatment.

Surgeon Burnout

November 4, 2010 6:06 am | Comments

Long work hours and nights on call can lead to depression and burnout among surgeons, according to research published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Signs that you may be headed for burnout include: Every day feels like a bad day and you're always exhausted You feel that caring about your work or home life is just a waste of energy You feel like nothing you do is appreciated or makes a difference Researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine had nearly 8,000 surgeons from across the US complete surveys about their work and quality of life.


Hip Replacement Surgery

October 28, 2010 6:32 am | Comments

Hip Replacement Surgery (Hip Arthroplasty) for Hip Arthritis has developed over the last 300 years from rudimentary surgery, to modern total hip replacement.

Nurse Turns Off Ventilator, Man Brain Damaged

October 28, 2010 6:31 am | Comments

A quadriplegic English man has been left brain damaged after a nurse accidentally switched off his ventilator - an act caught on a camera the patient had reportedly installed because he was concerned about the quality of his care.

Break Dancing With da Vinci

October 28, 2010 6:30 am | Comments

The da Vinci robot is teaching surgeons at Methodist Hospital in Henderson, KY. The hospital made a music video to promote their da Vinci robot suite, being used to perform hysterectomies and prostate or kidney removals.

Planning Surgeries, Virtually

October 27, 2010 5:50 am | by Dr. David Chen, Chief Technology Officer, SensAble Technologies | Comments

MedCAD used FreeForm to create 3D models based on the patient’s CT scan. This model shows how surgical incisions would create two bony sections, one on either side of the face, to be realigned. Surgery is like playing the violin – it requires intensive finger-learning to achieve technique and mastery, yet a virtuoso performance worthy of a “Bravo!” requires something more.


Student-Designed Retractor Retains Organs During Open Abdominal Surgery

October 25, 2010 6:09 am | Comments

A year ago, Medgadget originally reported news about a device designed by students and clinicians at Johns Hopkins University to help surgeons move bowels out of the way. A year later, the device has been FDA-cleared and is being marketed by Seguro Surgical. According to the product page : Lap Pak is a simple yet effective medical device that is employed during abdominal surgery to safely retain the bowels away from the surgical field.

A Little Creativity Goes A Long Way

October 22, 2010 7:05 am | by Amanda Hankel, editor | Comments

October 22, 2010 You’ve probably heard about it already this October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s the Pink Glove Dance video that was posted on YouTube last year by Medline Industries and Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, OR.

Pink Glove Dance: The Sequel

October 21, 2010 6:42 am | Comments

Visit Pink Glove Dance: Medline is proud to present the sequel to the highly popular Pink Glove Dance video, which brought hope and joy to those affected by breast cancer. This new video features more than 4,000 healthcare workers and breast cancer survivors from all over the United States and into Canada.

The Future Of Robotics: Telesurgery

October 21, 2010 6:42 am | Comments

Medical Director of the Global Robotics Institute at Florida Hospital, Dr. Vipul Patel shares his vision of the next steps of robotic surgery. He believes telesurgery is a future application of the daVinci robot. Dr. Patel performed his 4,000th robotic removal of the prostate, a milestone no single surgeon has achieved.

Botox Helps With Post-Mastectomy Reconstruction

October 21, 2010 6:41 am | Comments

A surgeon at Southwest Washington Medical Center is using a cosmetic treatment to help reduce pain for women undergoing reconstructive surgery.

Surgeon Pioneers MIS Shoulder Procedure

October 21, 2010 6:41 am | Comments

Professional women's motocross racer Sydney Babcock dislocated her shoulder several times. She sought treatment at the UW Sports Medicine Clinic with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Christopher Wahl. He pioneered the DAISY graft procedure. This minimally invasive surgery restores a patient's normal shoulder anatomy, and with quicker recovery.

Hot Chemo "Washes" Out Cancer Cells

October 21, 2010 6:40 am | Comments

Dr. Jason Foster is one of a very small number of surgical oncologists in the United States practicing HIPEC, or hot chemotherapy. It's used to treat cancers of the appendix, ovaries, colon as well as mesothelioma. Surgeons first remove the visible tumor from inside the abdominal cavity, then fill the cavity with a heated chemotherapy solution.


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