Dr. Dan Beauchamp, Chair of the Section of Surgical Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, describes the differences in surgeries that remove cancerous tumors in the breast. He explains a new, less invasive surgery that reduces the risk of lymphedema, which causes areas of the body to swell, such as an arm or leg.
The surgeons at Associated Urologists of Orange County include Dr. Garo Tertzakian, Dr. Matthew Greenberger, Dr. William Pearce and Dr.
MacPherson Medical Inc. has launched a novel multi-purpose surgical instrument tray that is designed to eliminate unnecessary prep time in the operating room. Made of Radel® polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) resin from Solvay Specialty Polymers, the Stat-Mat® Minor surgical tray reduces instrument set-up time from as much as 10 minutes to only 10 seconds, plus it protects instruments from damage and ensures fast and accurate instrument count.
EOS is a revolutionary imaging device that combines a Nobel Prize winning particle detector and an innovative linear scanning technique. With these 2 breakthroughs, EOS allows for whole body, frontal and lateral images to be acquired simultaneously with up to 90% less dose than CR system - without compromising image quality.
It is the simplest form of surgery. It is called MANOS (Microlaparoscopy Assisted Natural Orifice Surgery) and represents the evolution of the technique NOTES (Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopy Surgery), the surgical approach that allows to operate through the body's natural openings, used to remove tumors or organs through vagina, mouth or anus.
The DrainTow® facilitates laparoscopic drain placement while holding pneumo-peritoneum. Ease and choice of drains encourages routine use for improving outcomes.
The disposable Standard Via-Guard® alternates clog-free Tip and adjustable Poole suction in one unique instrument.
An international surfing mecca, Santa Cruz is also distinctive as a world center for "surfer's ear," a serious condition that affects hearing. Medically known as "exostosis of the external auditory canal," surfer's ear is caused by repeated exposure to cold water and wind.
A Da Vinci surgical robot was on show at an open event to raise awareness of men's cancers for Blue September at Southmead Hospital in the UK on September 28 2011. Members of the public, former patients, prospective patients, staff and GPs all attended the event to try their hand at robotic surgery.
Super glue: It's good for mending shoe insoles and drawer handles, but how about the human body? Don't try this at home, but doctors can actually use the medical-grade version of this material for fixing certain tiny malfunctions in the brain.