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Primary Pelvic Floor Repair With Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy

December 22, 2009 1:39 pm | Comments

Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy (LSH) is a common advanced laparoscopic procedure offered as treatment for a number of gynecologic problems. Ideas vary among surgeons regarding optimal closing techniques of the cervix and pelvic floor.

Temperature Control For Critically Ill Patients

December 17, 2009 5:47 am | Medivance | Comments

The Arctic Sun from Medivance controls the temperature of the water circulating through the ArcticGel Pads via a patient/temperature feedback loop. The patient can be cooled or kept normothermic as the pads transfer heat from patient—without posing the risk of DVT, insertion site bleeding or infection associated with catheters.

Medical Center Works To Reduce Retained Sponges

December 17, 2009 5:45 am | Comments

Loyola University Medical Center uses Surgicount Medical Safety Sponge system to track sponges before and after surgery, helping to reduce instances of retained surgical sponges in patients.

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Anterior Hip Resurfacing

December 17, 2009 5:44 am | Comments

Dr. Stefan Kreuzer performs a direct anterior approach for total hip resurfacing, one of the minimally invasive techniques used in hip resurfacing surgery.

Transvaginal Sleeve Gastrectomy Via NOTES

December 17, 2009 5:42 am | Comments

INTRODUCTION: Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) has been widely discussed during the last years. Beside experimental work, clinical experience are still limited and most of the working groups only performed cholecystectomies.

Gastric sleeve With Hiatal Hernia Repair

December 10, 2009 5:44 am | Comments

Dr. Alvarez performs and narrates this surgery of a gastric sleeve (Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy) with a hiatal hernia repair.

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Single Incision Robotic Surgery For Radical Nephrectomy

December 10, 2009 5:43 am | Comments

In this video, Dr. Craig Rogers of the Vattikuti Urology Institute at Henry Ford Hospital performs a Robotic Radical Nephrectomy entirely through a single incision less than 3 inches in length. This is the first surgery of its kind performed in Michigan and one of the first in the world.

The Solution To Infection Prevention Is ... Shark Skin?

December 3, 2009 5:47 am | Comments

Well, not the actual skin, but a Florida biotechnology company has created a surface technology designed using shark skin as a model to prevent hospital acquired infections December 3, 2009 Medical professionals are desperately seeking ways to limit the growing number of patients who suffer from infections after they are admitted to the hospital.

Laparoscopic Repair Of Complex Hiatal Hernia Containing Pancreas And Stomach

December 3, 2009 5:46 am | Comments

Surgeons at St. Luke's Roosevelt laparoscopically repair a large herniation of the entire stomach and most of the pancreas into the chest, behind the heart.

Laparoscopic Liver Surgery

December 3, 2009 5:45 am | Comments

Medical Imaging Suites Pose MRSA Risk

December 3, 2009 5:44 am | Comments

A landmark study on the imaging suite reveals its possible role in spreading MRSA. This video from Patient Comfort Systems discusses the infection risks associated with medical imaging, and what should be done in hospitals to decrease this risk.

Intelligent Operating Room (iOR)

November 19, 2009 5:06 am | Comments

Parvathy Hospital, one of the largest independent institutions for Neuro, Orthopaedic, Spinal and Trauma surgery in South India, announces the installation of BrainSUITE® iCT, for more effective surgical treatments and therefore the most superior clinical outcomes. Parvathy hospital, a pioneer in serving patients with much needed joint replacement, orthopaedic, trauma & spine surgery for over two decades, is now bringing its expertise in the revolutionary concept of an Intelligent Operating Room (iOR) solution.

Virtual Reality Surgery

November 19, 2009 5:04 am | Comments

Skills in laparoscopic surgery can be improved by using proficiency based virtual reality simulator training. The performance level of novices was increased to that of intermediately experienced laparoscopists and operation time was halved in this randomized controlled trial.

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