The Winnipeg Free Press reports the story of Janis Ollson, the first person to essentially have her pelvis cut in half so that surgeons could remove most of her cancerous midsection. The surgeons then reassembled her. The Canadian woman is being called a "miracle mom." Ollson was diagnosed with the bone cancer, chondrosarcoma, three years ago while pregnant with her second child.
The FDA recently approved the use of robotic surgical techniques for transoral operations. The Nebraska Medical Center was the first hospital in Nebraska to begin offering this surgery for oral tumors. This approach can potentially save the patient from undergoing a longer, more complicated open surgery which comes with a much longer hospital stay and longer list of potential complications.
Courtesy of the Clinical Robotic Surgery Association, this video offers a look at a Robotic Right Hemicolectomy procedure. To see more videos and learn about the organization's 2nd Worldwide Congress, go to http://www.clinicalrobotics.
A single incision laparoscopy involves placement of all working instruments through one small incision, mostly hidden in the belly button, through which the kidney tumor is extracted and followed by kidney reconstruction.
In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force changed the recommendations for screening mammograms. Stephanie Moline, MD, FACS, a breast surgical oncologist at Cancer Care Northwest in Spokane, WA, weighs in.
It was not the diagnosis Ron Sveden was expecting. He had prepared himself to hear the words cancer and tumor. Instead, doctors told him he had a pea plant growing inside him. Sveden had been sick for months. He was already fighting emphysema, and when his health took a turn for the worse on Memorial Day, his wife called 911.
The modern OR just went wireless, with NDSsi's unique ZeroWire® technology. Delivering full high-definition surgical video in real time with less than 1-frame latency, ZeroWire eliminates video cables and wires, making the surgical environment safer and more efficient.
The DrainTow® facilitates laparoscopic drain placement while holding pneumo-peritoneum. Ease and choice of drains encourages routine use for improving outcomes. To learn more call (800) 228-1186 or visit www.
Instructions and techniques on how to perform bunion repair and proximal interphalangeal resections using the Arthrex 2 mm drill pin.
First metatarsal phalangeal joint (MTP) arthrodesis is a commonly performed procedure for the treatment of hallux rigidus, severe and recurrent bunion deformities, rheumatoid arthritis and other less common disorders of the joint.
da Vinci Surgical System: Surgery On A Grape For surgeons, da Vinci's benefits include better vision, more precision and more control due to the system's magnification and 3D capabilities, elimination of tremors and multiple degrees and directions of movement.