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Robotic Surgery To Treat Prostate Cancer

February 4, 2010 5:35 am | Comments

A patient with prostate cancer undergoes surgery in hopes his doctor, utilizing the da Vinci robotic surgical system, can cure him of the potentially deadly disease.

Femoral Hernia Surgery

February 4, 2010 5:34 am | Comments

Proceed Ventral Patch™ is a partial absorbable device originally designed for the umbilical hernia repair that works very well even in large or complicated femoral hernias.

Laparoscopic Incarcerated Hernia

February 4, 2010 5:34 am | Comments
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Single Incision Lapband And Hiatal Hernia Repair

February 4, 2010 5:33 am | Comments

Dr. Rami Lutfi, Medical Director of the Chicago Institute of Advanced Bariatrics, performs one of the first single incision hiatal hernia repair during LapBand placement using the novel curved laparoscopic instruments.

New Surgery Simulator Prepares Physicians For OR

January 28, 2010 6:00 am | Comments

PCOM's laparoscopic simulator was the focus of a story that aired on the Philadelphia ABC-affiliate, WPVI, on April 17th and 19th. Two first-year OB/GYN residents were shown practicing their skills with Saul Jeck, DO, professor and chair, OB/GYN and Brian Rudd, simulation specialist.

Inserting A Port For Single-Incision Laparoscopy

January 28, 2010 5:58 am | Comments

Dr. Kevin J. Stepp demonstrates how to easily insert the Gelpoint, a single incision laparoscopy port from Applied Medical through a 2 cm belly button incision.

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New 3D Interface Could Be A Surgical Tool

January 27, 2010 6:05 am | Comments

Last month Apple received a patent for a new 3D interface for manipulating objects on computer screens, Medgadget recently reported. As Houston Neal at the Medical Software Advice blog suggests, the new technology could be particularly useful for doctors working with clinical images. Basically, the 3D technology uses a computer camera to look at the movement of hands or head of the user to transform objects on the screen.

Balloon Retention Facilitates Transgastric Laparoscopic Cysto-gastrostomy In Treatment Of Pancreatic Pseudocyst

January 21, 2010 5:24 am | Comments

Objective: This presentation demonstrates intragastric balloon retention facilitating a transgastric laparoscopic cysto-gastrostomy for pancreatic pseudocyst. Methods: Via endoscopic and laparoscopic methods, 3 balloon-tipped operating trocars were inserted into the stomach.

daVinci Thyroidectomy

January 14, 2010 6:01 am | Comments

The endoscopic portion of a left thyroid lobectomy is performed by Dr. Ron Kuppersmith using the daVinci Surgical System via the transaxillary approach. No neck incisions are used in this procedure, which was performed at the Texas Institute for Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery.

Hospital "Goes Green" By Reducing Waste, Water Consumption

January 14, 2010 6:01 am | Comments

Using water- and energy- efficient washers and sterilizers, this hospital is working to reduce water and energy consumption, as well as reduce the hospital's overall waste.

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