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2014-01-13 08:28:18

AirSeal System used in over 100,000 Minimally Invasive Surgical procedures MILFORD, Conn., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SurgiQuest, Inc., a leading provider of innovative access technologies for minimally invasive surgery (MIS), today reported that surgeons have successfully used the AirSeal® System in more than 100,000 procedures worldwide. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140113/NY44266LOGO) SurgiQuest's patented AirSeal® Access System optimizes the laparoscopic...

2014-01-13 08:26:23

CEOs of UPS and Volcano Corporation Will Help Guide Growth Plans ATLANTA, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EndoChoice(®) has added two highly regarded business leaders to the board of directors. Mr. Scott Davis, the Chairman and CEO of UPS (NYSE: UPS) and Mr. Scott Huennekens, President and CEO of Volcano Corporation (NASDAQ: VOLC) have joined the board as EndoChoice looks to more than double its revenue in 2014. "I have been watching EndoChoice grow for the last several years,"...

2014-01-09 08:29:28

Company seeks to further the understanding and treatment of GI disease ATLANTA, Jan. 9, 2014 EndoChoice(®) today announced the launch of its Investigator-Initiated Study Program (IIS) to further build clinical evidence for the Fuse(TM) Endoscopy System. The Fuse IIS Program will provide research grants to interested researchers to support independent, investigator-initiated research that is scientifically compelling and consistent with advancing the understanding of the clinical...

2014-01-09 08:27:50

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardica, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRDC) today announced it obtained 510(k) clearance of the MicroCutter XCHANGE(TM) 30 device and blue staple cartridge for medium thickness tissue from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in multiple open or minimally-invasive surgical procedures for the transection, resection and/or creation of anastomoses in small and large intestine, as well as the transection of the appendix. The XCHANGE 30 is the...

2014-01-08 12:30:27

International Courses Draw More than 1,500 Doctors NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fuse(TM), Full Spectrum Endoscopy(TM) system from EndoChoice® was featured in continuing medical education courses last month for audiences of gastroenterologists from around the world. At the Amsterdam Live Endoscopy course in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and the 37th Annual New York Course, sponsored by the New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (NYSGE) in New York, NY, procedures...

2014-01-07 08:31:11

MILFORD, Conn., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SurgiQuest, Inc. ("SurgiQuest", the "Company"), a leading provider of innovative access technologies for minimally invasive surgery, today announced that it will present at the 32(nd) Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, CA on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Tom Dugan, President and Chief Commercialization Officer, will make a formal presentation on the Company at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time at the Westin St. Francis...

2013-12-31 23:20:34

Bloomfield Weight Loss Surgeon, Dr. Scott Laker now offers Weight Loss Surgery Seminar information on the website for the Michigan Institute of Laparoscopic Surgery, his clinic for laparoscopic surgery. West Bloomfield, MI (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 Bloomfield Weight Loss Surgeon, Dr. Scott Laker now offers Weight Loss Surgery Seminar information on the website for the Michigan Institute of Laparoscopic Surgery, his clinic for laparoscopic surgery. The Institute is quickly becoming the...

2013-12-31 12:22:23

Multiple course offerings to be held at ASGE's new state-of-the-art training facility DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The new year will see new course offerings, as well as the return of popular programs, from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). Many of ASGE's courses will be held at the Society's new $20 million, 42,000 square foot, state-of-the-art training center and world headquarters: The ASGE Institute for Training and...


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Sigmoidoscopy
2013-03-04 10:30:47

Sigmoidoscopy is a medical procedure in which the physician is able to visualize the inside walls of the large intestine with a scope placed in the rectum. Only the distal part of the colon, or the sigmoid, is examined as opposed to the entire bowel in a colonoscopy. Reasons for procedure The use of this procedure is mainly for early detection of colorectal cancer, vascular abnormalities or polyps. Studies have shown that this procedure has aided in early detection of colorectal cancer...

Gastroscopy
2013-03-04 10:13:56

The esophagogastroduodenoscopy is a medical diagnostic procedure used in internal medicine to view the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. This non-invasive procedure is used for many complaints and requires little to no time for recovery from the procedure. Reasons for the Procedure Patients present to their physician with physical complaints. For example, a patient may come into the office and say they have been feeling tired and forgetful. Through many tests and evaluations,...

Laparoscopy
2013-03-04 09:24:55

A laparoscopy is an invasive surgical procedure used in abdominal area but is much less invasive than the preceding methods. Small incisions are made in the abdomen or pelvic area in which the camera and tools are introduced to perform the surgery or inspect the area. The method before the laparoscopy involved cutting open the area completely with longer healing time and more complications. Although in the pediatric populations, abscesses have a tendency to form around the incision sites....

Cystoscopy
2013-01-18 11:39:08

Cystoscopy is a medical procedure to explore the bladder with a cytoscope, a small camera with magnification. The bladder is accessed by the cytoscope through the urethra. This procedure is used as a diagnostic tool for the medical provider. Reasons for Procedure There are several complaints from patients that would make this procedure a consideration of the medical provider. Patients that present with chronic urinary tract infections, decrease in bladder control, abnormal urine...

Colposcopy
2013-01-18 11:34:29

The Colposcopy is a preventive procedure to identify a possible abnormal cells or tissue on the cervix, vagina and vulva. By illuminating and magnifying the area with a coloscope during the examination, areas of concern can be identified earlier by the colposcopist. The procedure was developed by a German physician Hans Hinselmann in 1925 with the help of Dr. Helmut Wirths. Cause for the Procedure This examination has multiple candidates. If a patient has been a victim of a sexual...

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