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2014-06-10 16:27:08

-- Disruptive Surgical Stapler Allows Surgeons to Reach the "Five-Millimeter Barrier" to Take Minimally-Invasive Surgery to the Next Level -- REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardica, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRDC) today announced that Juan-Carlos Verdeja, M.D., F.A.C.S., completed a laparoscopic appendectomy procedure at South Miami Hospital in Florida with virtually no perceptible scar. Using the MicroCutter XCHANGE(®) 30, the world's first and only five-millimeter...

2013-10-08 13:40:09

However, surgeons find that appendectomy costs $419 more on the weekend Patients who undergo surgical removal of the appendix on a weekend do not experience more postoperative complications than those who undergo the same operation on weekdays, but they do pay slightly more in hospital charges, a new national study finds. Results were presented during a scientific poster session at the 2013 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons. Prior studies have shown higher rates of...

2013-04-11 14:52:52

A new study suggests that surgery for appendicitis that uses a pinhole incision through the navel may be a feasible alternative to traditional appendectomies. Published early online in the British Journal of Surgery, the findings indicate that larger studies to test the potential of the procedure are warranted. An experimental, minimally invasive, and scarless surgical procedure for appendicitis called transgastric appendicectomy avoids the use of external incisions and causes less pain...

2012-06-27 17:33:49

Longer hospital stay, higher rates of infectious complications with open appendectomy Obese patients who need to have their appendixes removed fare better after a minimally invasive surgical procedure rather than an open operation, according to a new study published in the July issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. While the traditional open operation (appendectomy) and minimally invasive procedure (laparoscopic appendectomy) are known to have similar outcomes for...

2012-04-30 14:20:15

Removing a child's ruptured appendix sooner rather than later significantly lowers hospital costs and charges, according to a recently published study. An estimated $10,000 in hospital charges was saved when pediatric general surgeons removed the ruptured appendix within the first 24 hours, compared to the alternative treatment, called an interval appendectomy, which involved removing the appendix six-eight weeks later. The study was published in the April issue of the Journal of...

Extreme Differences Found In Hospital Fees
2012-04-24 09:34:11

Lawrence LeBlond for RedOrbit.com What would you expect to pay to have your appendix removed if so needed? $1,500? $182,000? How about any amount in between? A new study shows that hospital charges are all over the map when it comes to such procedures, and most people are left in the dark when it comes to medical costs, reports ABC News. Researchers of the study, published Monday in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found wide variations in charges for medical procedures even among...

2012-04-10 05:04:52

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- There's now a safe and viable alternative to surgery for patients suffering from appendicitis. Surgery to remove an inflamed appendix (appendectomy) has been the mainstay of treatment for acute appendicitis since 1889 and the general assumption is that, without surgery, the risk of complications, such as perforation or infection, is high. Researchers at the Nottingham Digestive Diseaeses Centre NIHR Biomedical Research Unit, in Nottingham, UK, teamed up to analyze...

2012-04-03 09:51:16

Journal of the American College of Surgeons study finds that early appendectomy leads to shorter hospital stays, fewer medical interventions, and lower hospital charges Pediatric surgeons can lower health care costs if they remove a young patient´s perforated appendix sooner rather than later, according to new study results published in the April issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Acute appendicitis, which can precede a perforated appendix, disproportionately...

2011-06-01 14:42:35

But because of the young age of participants, the absolute risk differences were small The surgical removal of the appendix and tonsils before the age of 20 was associated with an increased risk of premature heart attack in a large population study performed in Sweden. Tonsillectomy increased the risk by 44% (hazard ratio 1.44) and appendectomy by 33% (HR 1.33). The risk increases were just statistically significant, and were even higher when the tonsils and appendix were both removed....


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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