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2014-03-20 12:33:58

The exceptional effort of Dr. Shirin Towfigh and her team at the Beverly Hills Hernia Center demystifies abdominal hernia and its symptoms. LOS ANGELES, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether you are a man, woman or child, you are at risk of suffering a hernia. Hernia symptoms can vary from person to person, making diagnosis difficult, and the examination findings may be non-diagnostic, especially among those that are obese, among women, and among those with very small hidden hernias. This is...

2014-03-06 23:02:28

Five years ago, SAGES Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery(TM), or FLS –the nation’s first ever hands-on skills test for performing minimally invasive surgery – became a requirement for board certification by the American Board of Surgery (ABS), the national certifying body for general surgeons and related specialists. FLS set the stage for FES, the Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery(TM), a new program created by SAGES to assess a surgeon's skill and knowledge in endoscopy - all...

2014-02-27 23:32:48

Surgeons are now performing revolutionary treatments for colorectal conditions utilizing the latest advancements in technology benefiting patients with less trauma, minimal scarring and faster recovery times. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 California Colorectal Surgeons (http://www.californiacolorectalsurgeons.com) a leading colorectal specialty practice in Los Angeles, is on the forefront of integrating the state-of-the-art robotic surgery system, called the da Vinci...

2014-02-26 23:31:44

Hosted by the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), the annual meeting titled “Putting the Patient First: Promoting Innovation and Safety in the OR and Beyond,” will continue a long-standing tradition of strong didactic sessions by experts, combined with exploration of innovative technology and medical breakthroughs in the fields of general, upper GI, colorectal, endoscopic, robotic and minimally invasive surgery (MIS). Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February...

2014-02-26 23:04:47

Eiman Firoozmand M.D., Gary H. Hoffman M.D. and Liza Capiendo M.D., three respected surgeons from Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates, have been selected to receive the Los Angeles SuperDoctors Award for the third year in a row. The recipients of this award are chosen by Key Professional Media on the basis of peer nominations and consistent demonstration of professional excellence in their respective fields. Beverly Hills, California (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 Los Angeles...

2014-02-25 23:04:50

Renowned surgeon Stephen Yoo has been selected as a recipient of the SuperDoctors Rising Stars Award. Key Professional Media presents this award to physicians from different fields with an exceptionally strong peer recognition and professional achievement. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Acclaimed surgeon Dr. Stephen Yoo from Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates has been listed amongst the high caliber doctors chosen for the SuperDoctors Rising Stars Award. This...

2014-02-11 10:42:18

Reduces ED length of stay, can avoid radiation from CT scans Using portable ultrasound as a first-line imaging study in kids with suspected appendicitis helps reduce emergency room length of stay and reduces the need for CT scans, according to a team of Mount Sinai researchers. Bedside ultrasound, often referred to as point-of-care ultrasonography, has a specificity of about 94%, meaning that it misses few cases, , the Mt. Sinai researchers add. Results from the study are published online...

2014-02-10 16:27:39

Reduces ED Length of Stay, Can Avoid Radiation from CT Scans NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using portable ultrasound as a first-line imaging study in kids with suspected appendicitis helps reduce emergency room length of stay and reduces the need for CT scans, according to a team of Mount Sinai researchers. Bedside ultrasound, often referred to as point-of-care ultrasonography, has a specificity of about 94%, meaning that it misses few cases, the Mt. Sinai...

2014-01-17 23:20:18

Dr. Mai Brooks is the only surgical oncologist and general surgeon awarded the coveted “Super Doctor” title in Thousand Oaks, CA. Thousand Oaks, CA (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 Dr. Mai Brooks is dedicated to fulfilling her patients’ needs and assisting in their healthcare concerns. In her Thousand Oaks private practice, Dr. Brooks offers a wide range of oncological services to her patients. While the focus of the practice rests largely on breast disease and skin/soft tissue, Dr....

2014-01-17 20:20:07

Speakers Share Lessons Learned from the Asiana Airlines Accident Response CHICAGO, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Surgeons from Bay Area hospitals that treated the victims of the July 2013 Asiana Airlines accident came together to share the successes and challenges in trauma and emergency care delivery in the days and weeks after the mass casualty response. Presenters offered new solutions to improve the quality of patient care and strengthen emergency medical response through...


Latest General surgery Reference Libraries

General Surgery
2013-04-30 10:15:33

General surgery is a specialty that concentrates on the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and the thyroid gland. This specialty also deals with skin, breast, soft tissue and hernia related diseases. General Surgeons have the opportunity to subspecialize in one or more of the following: Trauma Surgery: Trauma surgery is the specialty that performs invasive procedures for physical injuries in an emergency. This subspecialty holds the...

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....

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