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Brain Surgery Performed Through Eyelid

September 30, 2010 6:52 am | Comments

Surgeons at Johns Hopkins Hospital are performing an innovative type of brain surgery. Come inside the operating room to see the minimally-invasive technique they're using to remove tumors through the eyelid.

Surgical Team Saves Lives In Afghanistan

September 30, 2010 6:51 am | Comments

Forward surgical teams are spread throughout forward operating bases in Afghanistan. They are the first line of hospital care service members and locals receive during an emergency. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alana Ingram takes us to Forward Operating Base Sharana as their FST brings in a pair of casualties.

Surgeons Rebuild Hit-And-Run Victim’s Shattered Leg Using Stem Cells

September 30, 2010 6:51 am | Comments

A groundbreaking surgical technique has been used to rebuild the leg of a woman who suffered a bad break in a hit-and-run accident. Diane Stuttard had been told she would have to have her leg amputated after 11 operations failed to fix her bones. But in a world first, surgeons used her own stem cells to repair the damage - and lengthen the shattered limb.

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SILS Adrenalectomy

September 23, 2010 11:38 am | Comments

http://www.laparoscopynw.com At the Institute For Laparoscopic Surgery, we offer a variety of minimally invasive weight loss and general surgeries including kidney and gallbladder. This video demonstrates that in the hands of experienced surgeons performing a left adrenalectomy, the SILS (Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery) technique is applicable to complex and uncommon cases.

Live Knee Replacement Broadcast To High School

September 23, 2010 7:23 am | Comments

WXOW TV News in La Crosse, WI covers an innovative broadcast of a Knee Replacement Surgery by Jeffrey M. Lawrence, M.D. to the local Viroqua High School. The ability to broadcast live surgery from the OR to a remote location shows the value in educating students, as well as colleagues and patients, about surgery.

Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy Interlocked Anastamosis

September 23, 2010 7:22 am | Comments

Upon completion of radical prostatectomy, the surgeon needs to reconstruct the urinary system. More specifically, the urologist must reattach the open bladder neck to the urethra. This reconnection of 2 tubular structures is referred to as an anastamosis. The anastamosis is routinely performed with suture, either in a continuous or interupted manner.

Lumbar Microdiscectomy, Continued

September 23, 2010 7:20 am | Comments

Lumbar Microdiscectomy

September 23, 2010 7:17 am | Comments
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Surgeons Cut Woman 'In Half' To Remove Cancer

September 23, 2010 7:17 am | Comments

The Winnipeg Free Press reports the story of Janis Ollson, the first person to essentially have her pelvis cut in half so that surgeons could remove most of her cancerous midsection. The surgeons then reassembled her. The Canadian woman is being called a "miracle mom." Ollson was diagnosed with the bone cancer, chondrosarcoma, three years ago while pregnant with her second child.

Transoral Robotic Surgery

September 23, 2010 7:10 am | Comments

The FDA recently approved the use of robotic surgical techniques for transoral operations. The Nebraska Medical Center was the first hospital in Nebraska to begin offering this surgery for oral tumors. This approach can potentially save the patient from undergoing a longer, more complicated open surgery which comes with a much longer hospital stay and longer list of potential complications.

Right Hemicolectomy

September 16, 2010 6:35 am | Comments

Courtesy of the Clinical Robotic Surgery Association, this video offers a look at a Robotic Right Hemicolectomy procedure. To see more videos and learn about the organization's 2nd Worldwide Congress, go to http://www.clinicalrobotics.

Kidney Tumor Removal Surgery

September 16, 2010 6:33 am | Comments

A single incision laparoscopy involves placement of all working instruments through one small incision, mostly hidden in the belly button, through which the kidney tumor is extracted and followed by kidney reconstruction.

Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band

September 16, 2010 6:33 am | Comments

Surgeon Addresses New Mammogram Recommendations

September 16, 2010 6:26 am | Comments

In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force changed the recommendations for screening mammograms. Stephanie Moline, MD, FACS, a breast surgical oncologist at Cancer Care Northwest in Spokane, WA, weighs in.

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