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High-Tech Aid For Surgeons: 3-D Simulation And Talking Skulls

October 14, 2010 6:05 am | Comments

In an ultra-modern, high-tech facility for surgical planning in Leipzig, masses of collated data on patients are converted into 3-D images of the patients' heads. Doctors can remove skin and muscles and even parts of the brain from the virtual image in order to get a better view of a tumor inside.

New Hybrid Operating Room

October 7, 2010 7:42 am | Comments

Using robotic imaging inside what is called a "hybrid" operating room, two teams of surgeons have given a mother from Utah the use of her arms again.

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Robots Help Surgeons Transcend Human Limits

October 7, 2010 7:24 am | Comments

At times, it's tough going for Whitney Hatchett. "I was born with three heart defects. Two were operated on when I was 11 days old," she tells us. That was the first of many surgeries for the 34-year-old. But none was quite like last year's. "It was either to use the robot and have three small scars on my back or if it was done conventionally, I would have a scar all the way around," she explains.

Gastric Banding Single Incision Surgery

October 7, 2010 7:24 am | Comments

Dr. Michael Baptista has performed thousands of successful bariatric procedures. Here, you'll see a training video showing Dr. Michael Baptista performing a gastric banding procedure (Lap Band or Realize Band) through a single incision at the umbilicus (belly button). Learn more at http://www.

Gallbladder Removed Through Woman's Birth Canal

October 7, 2010 7:23 am | Comments

In breakthrough surgery, doctors go through vagina to remove abdominal organ October 7, 2010 A team of Ohio State surgeons is among the first in the country to remove a patient’s gallbladder entirely through her birth canal. Surgeons here are pioneering the incisionless technique as part of a study that will lead to the first trial in the world to compare laparoscopic and transvaginal surgery in this arena.

Atraumatic Dual-Action Suction

September 30, 2010 7:07 am | SurgiMark, Inc. | Comments

  The Standard Via-Guard® atraumatic Tip and AdjustaFlow® Poole suction features 2-in-1 performance covering most suction requirements.

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Interpedicular Minimal Access Surgery

September 30, 2010 6:53 am | Comments

0 Dr. Robert Masson, President of NeuroSpine Institute in Orlando, FL is a World Leader in minimally invasive cervical and lumbar spinal reconstruction. He discusses the premise, via a case presentation for the pre-operative decision making, planning, and ultimately a surgical plan in his candid discussion and demonstration of iMAS.

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.

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.

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