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SILS Sleeve Gastrectomy

April 1, 2010 7:32 am | Comments

The first ever Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery for Sleeve Gastrectomy performed in Asia. Team CODS under the guidance of Dr. M.

Surgery By Flashlight

April 1, 2010 7:29 am | Comments

An OR team performs surgery in Haiti using flashlights as lighting. Frequent power outages promote flashlights and headlamps in the OR.


Teenage Gastric Bypass Surgery

April 1, 2010 7:29 am | Comments

Chelsey, a teenager, undergoes gastric bypass surgery to help her with her weight problems.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

April 1, 2010 7:28 am | Comments

New Single-Use High-Definition Endoscopy Camera

March 30, 2010 1:08 pm | Comments

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.

New Treatment Combines Proton Therapy With Whipple Procedure

March 25, 2010 5:43 am | Comments

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).

Woman Denied Lawsuit For 14-Year-Old Surgical Mistake

March 25, 2010 5:42 am | Comments

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.


Touchless OR Workstation

March 25, 2010 5:41 am | Comments

Blood Storage Duration & Adverse Outcomes

March 25, 2010 5:40 am | Comments

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.

Atlanta Surgical Team Saves Lives In Haiti

March 18, 2010 7:14 am | Comments

Dr. Alan Larsen, Dr. Maurice Goins and nurses Sonya, Chato and Eleanor spent a week performing numerous operations on earthquake victims in Haiti.

Robotic Hysterectomy

March 18, 2010 7:08 am | Comments

Dr Herbert Gretz presents Robotic Surgery Series. Tools and Techniques: Left Pelvic Sidewall and Bladder Flap. Monopolar and Bipolar electrosurgery.

Hand Hygiene Video Contest Winner

March 18, 2010 7:06 am | Comments

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.

Positioning With The Montgomery Knee Board

March 11, 2010 4:39 am | Comments

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.

Spinal Intramedullary AVM

March 11, 2010 4:39 am | Comments

Spinal intramedullary AVMs are rare and potentially life threatening. This surgical clip shows a large AVM with multiple feeders, extending from D3 to D7, being totally excised. The patient is a 27-year-old young man who became paralyzed waist down five years back. In view of the risks involved with surgery and the hope of spontaneous recovery, the patient had put off surgery until recently.


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