CNN reports how Arizona has cut Medicaid funding for certain transplant procedures, and how one surgeon thinks this could be the beginning "health care rationing" in the United States.
European Urology - Surgery In Motion - 2010-06 - June. Authors: R.S. Pruthi, J. Nix, D. McRackan, A. Hickerson, M.E. Nielsen, M. Raynor, E.
'Beating heart' technology could revolutionize field of heart transplantation. The heart transplantation team at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical is currently leading a national, multicenter phase 2 clinical study of an experimental organ-preservation system that allows donor hearts to continue functioning in a near-physiologic state outside the body during transport.
You may have heard of the Laparoscopic adjustable band procedure (referred to as the Lap-Band). It is now the second most common weight loss surgery procedure performed in the United States. At present it is the least invasive and safest weight loss procedure available -- so much so that it is becoming the procedure of choice in the adolescent population.
The OMT™ Safety Scalpel is a new safety scalpel with much improved functionality and design over the many conventional scalpels. The auto-retractable Safety Scalpel differs from the conventional scalpels because it provides protection from an exposed blade and has a permanent lock function.
Jon-Cecil Walkes, MD, performs Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair Surgery at Washington Hospital Healthcare System in Fremont, CA. Washington Hospital has been a leader in the surgical intervention and treatment of adult heart disease for the last 17 years. The cardiac surgery program focuses on a multidisciplinary approach to providing care for our patients.
The disposable Standard Via-Guard® from SurgiMark, Inc. alternates clog-free Tip and adjustable Poole suction in one unique instrument.
Jeffrey W. Moses, M.D., Director of the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy and the Cardiac Catherization Lab at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, gives a tour of a modern operating room and demonstrates the Siemen's Artis Zeego imaging system - an x-ray machine on a robotic arm that can be positioned at any angle around the operating table.
Katherine Wolf was a wife and mother enjoying the success of her acting/modeling career when she suffered a brain bleed.
Greg Fischer, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is developing robotic systems that will allow surgeons to operate with the guidance of real-time MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) images. Robots under development will precisely place electrodes for deep-brain stimulation and the insert radioactive pellets to treat prostate cancer.