Minimally invasive surgery takes advantage of advances in computer imaging and robotics to provide effective surgical cancer treatment with a much smaller impact on the patient. Robotic surgery systems consist of one or more robotic arms, precisely controlled by surgeons seated at a console, which enlarges 3-D views of the surgery site.
The first ever Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery for Sleeve Gastrectomy performed in Asia. Team CODS under the guidance of Dr. M.
An OR team performs surgery in Haiti using flashlights as lighting. Frequent power outages promote flashlights and headlamps in the OR.
Chelsey, a teenager, undergoes gastric bypass surgery to help her with her weight problems.
Earlier this month, Dr. Steven Palter of Docinthemachine reported on his exclusive look at a new disposable HD endoscopic video camera made by Olive Medical out of Sandy, UT. According to the company, the camera has 1080p resolution and will cost around $300 once regulatory clearance has been obtained.
As part of a clinical trial combining proton therapy with the whipple procedure as a new treatment approach for pancreatic cancer, surgeon Carlos Fernandez del Castillo operates on a patient with pancreatic cancer at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).
Texas law is keeping a woman from suing for damages from a 14-year-old surgical error in which a sponge was left in her body following surgery.
Cleveland Clinic physicians conducted the largest blood storage duration study to date which found that heart surgery patients that received transfusions with blood that has been stored more than 14 days may experience more complications.
Dr. Alan Larsen, Dr. Maurice Goins and nurses Sonya, Chato and Eleanor spent a week performing numerous operations on earthquake victims in Haiti.
Dr Herbert Gretz presents Robotic Surgery Series. Tools and Techniques: Left Pelvic Sidewall and Bladder Flap. Monopolar and Bipolar electrosurgery.
3M and AORN announced Billings Clinic as the winner for the "It's In Your Hands" Video Contest at the AORN Annual Congress in Denver, Colo.
Designed by Thomas J. Montgomery, MD for use in his practice, the Montgomery Knee Board is a well-leg holder for use in arthroscopic knee surgery. It is used for positioning of the non-operative leg. Consisting of a piece of flat, 1/2 inch polyethylene with rounded edges, the Montgomery Knee Board is intended for use with a foam pad in order to safely and comfortably immobilize the well-leg.