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Robotic Myomectomy Of Very Large Uterine Fibroids

April 28, 2011 5:24 am | Comments

This is a demonstration of an outpatient Robotic assisted laparoscopic myomectomy of a very large uterus (24 weeks gestational size), which included one encompassing 17cm uterine fibroid, reaching from the umbilicus to the cervix. The patient went home the same day and returned to normal activity in one week.

Removing Part Of A Skull

April 28, 2011 5:23 am | Comments

Sanjay Gupta takes us into his operating room to show how surgeons removed bone from Rep.


Needlescopic Cholecystectomy

April 28, 2011 5:22 am | Comments

This professionally voice narrated video of Dr. Gregg Jossart performing a mini-laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) for gallstones. The mini-lap technique or Needlescopic technique is an almost scarless technique that is an option for most patients and is an alternative to single incision surgery that often creates a larger incision.

Sounding the Alarm on Alarms, Finally

April 26, 2011 6:44 am | by Skeptical Scalpel, MD | Comments

“Patient alarms often unheard, unheeded” states a  recent headline in the Boston Globe. Now the Joint Commission and the FDA are going to  target “alarm fatigue” as a patient safety priority. Apparently it is not a very high priority as the article describing the effort states that the two organizations will be meeting “over the next few months” to “pinpoint a strategy.

Nominate Your Nurse Angel

April 21, 2011 5:23 am | Action Products, Inc. | Comments

To kick off the product launch of the Action® Angel series of operating room table pads, and in celebration of Nurse Angels worldwide, Action is hosting a contest in search of the ultimate Nurse Angel. “Nurses have been critical in the development of many of our original products and we wanted to say thank you,” explains Janet Kaplan, marketing manager, Action Products, Inc.

New Imaging Technology For Breast Cancer Surgery

April 21, 2011 5:21 am | Comments

A video from local television news channel 8 on a new technique that allows surgeons to examine breast tissue for cancer while a patient is undergoing surgery. It could save patients from having to undergo a second operation. The imaging technique is being studied at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center.

Hybrid OR With da Vinci Robot Improves MIS, Patient Safety

April 21, 2011 5:17 am | Comments

Cardiovascular Hybrid Surgical Laboratory at St. John Hospital and Medical Center will anchor the hospital's Minimally Invasive Structural Heart Program at SJH&MC. The laboratory will be used to perform the most advanced non-surgical and minimally invasive surgical cardiovascular procedures.


UCLA's First Hand Transplant Patient Adapting Well

April 21, 2011 5:17 am | Comments

26-year-old single mom looking forward to doing the 'little things' again Six-and-a-half weeks after receiving the first hand transplant in the western United States, Emily Fennell is becoming so accustomed to her new right hand that she barely remembers when she didn't have one. The 26-year-old from Yuba City, Calif.

Pericardial Effusion

April 21, 2011 5:16 am | Comments

Pericardial effusion is the accumulation of excess fluid around the heart often related to inflammation of the pericardium that's caused by disease or injury. Dawn E. Jaroszewski, M.D., a cardiothoracic surgeon, at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, explains the process of a minimally invasive procedure to treat pericardial effusion.

Patient Launches Documentary Series On Bariatric Surgery

April 15, 2011 6:30 am | Comments

Tracy Mitchell, a 35-year-old married mother of four who has been struggling with her weight for over 12 years, is teaming up with Ethicon Endo-Surgery to launch “Heart on My Sleeve,” a real-life documentary series which will provide a glimpse into her life as she confronts her health issues, takes control and learns to live her life after bariatric (weight loss) surgery.

Robotic-Assisted Partial Knee Replacement Surgery

April 14, 2011 5:33 am | Comments

On Tuesday, March 15, orthopedic surgeons Sean Toomey and James Crutcher of the Swedish Orthopedic Institute hosted a five hour live webcast of a robotic assisted partial knee replacement surgery to educate the public about orthopedic issues and provide an accurate behind-the-scenes look into the operating room.

Surgery's Past, Present & Robotic Future

April 14, 2011 5:32 am | Comments

Surgeon and inventor Catherine Mohr tours the history of surgery (and its pre-painkiller, pre-antiseptic past), then demos some of the newest tools for surgery through tiny incisions, performed using nimble robot hands.

Laparoscopic Gastric Band Surgery

April 14, 2011 5:32 am | Comments

Sofie: Surgical Robot With Force Feedback

April 14, 2011 5:31 am | Comments

Robotic surgery makes it possible to perform highly complicated and precise operations. Surgical robots have limitations, too. For one, the surgeon does not 'feel' the force of his incision or of his pull on the suture, and robots are also big and clumsy to use. Force One of the distinctive properties of Sofie is the 'force feedback', i.


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