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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.

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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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da Vinci Makes Paper Airplane

April 7, 2011 5:48 am | Comments

  Dr. James Porter, medical director of robotic surgery at Swedish folds a small paper airplane with the da Vinci robot to demonstrate how this device gives surgeons greater surgical precision and dexterity over existing approaches. Minimally invasive robot-assisted surgery can offer patients significant benefits over traditional approaches, including less post-operative pain, shorter hospital stay, less blood loss, faster recovery time and quicker return to normal daily activities.

New Screen For Breast Cancer Risk

April 7, 2011 5:48 am | Comments

New research finds that doctors may be able to detect a woman's breast cancer risk by looking at her breast milk.

Lumbar Fusion Spine Surgery

April 7, 2011 5:48 am | Comments

Dr. Melvin Law demonstrates the benefits of using the AQUAMANTYS System from Salient Surgical Technologies in lumbar fusion spine surgery. Salient Surgical's patented TRANSCOLLATION technology has been clinically proven to reduce blood loss during surgical procedures.

Doctors Haunted By Dead Patients

March 29, 2011 10:31 am | Comments

Superbug Hits U.S. Hospitals

March 29, 2011 10:30 am | Comments

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