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2011-07-02 02:25:21

Surgery and all its implications can be scary, especially so for pediatric patients and their parents who dread sometimes disfiguring scars. Now a UT Southwestern Medical Center urologist has developed a new "hidden" minimally invasive procedure that makes scarring virtually invisible yet is just as effective as more common surgical methods. "Currently used incisions, even with minimally invasive surgery, leave the child with up to three scars that are visible any time the abdomen is exposed....

2011-05-31 21:19:00

A facelift incision and robotics can help surgeons safely remove a portion of a diseased thyroid from some patients without the characteristic neck scar. Georgia Health Sciences University surgeons developed the technique utilizing the remote access capabilities of robots, experience gained from another no-neck-scar approach through the armpit and earlier success removing the largest salivary gland from the lower jaw region. "It is outpatient, it doesn't require a surgical drain and it has...

2011-05-24 07:39:38

(Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- When skin or organs are damaged, the body naturally wants to heal itself.  Since the body cannot re-create healthy skin or tissue, it puts together new fibers that are not as functional as the original tissue, but that serve as a protective, useful barrier. Researchers at Stanford University have developed a special wound dressing that they report was able to considerably reduce scar tissue caused by incisions. Results of animal tests and of an initial...

2011-05-23 13:56:03

Researchers at Stanford University have developed a special wound dressing that they report was able to significantly reduce scar tissue caused by incisions. Results of animal tests and of an early clinical trial of the dressing were "stunning," said Michael Longaker, MD, MBA, the Deane P. and Louise Mitchell Professor at the School of Medicine and senior author of a study that details the findings. "It was a surprisingly effective treatment." The study will be published online May 23 in the...

2011-04-28 05:30:00

MONROVIA, Calif., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of minimally invasive ophthalmic products, today announced CE Mark approval for its nanoFLEX(TM) Collamer® Single Piece IOL which can be injected through a 2.2 mm incision with the nanoPOINT(TM) Injector System. The nanoFLEX IOL incorporates the Company's proprietary aspheric optic design (patent pending), which is optimized for the...

2011-04-13 21:10:58

Surgical approaches that reduce incision size and recovery time from thyroid surgery work well in children, physician-scientists report. "It brings parents comfort to know it's going to be a small incision, an outpatient surgery with no drains or staples on the skin. We just use some glue for the skin and the recovery is very rapid," said Dr. David Terris, Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Georgia Health Sciences University. The results should bring comfort...

2011-03-18 00:00:26

At Houston bariatric surgery practice Texas Laparoscopic Consultants, Dr. Sherman Yu has performed the first single-incision vertical sleeve gastrectomy in the area that uses the innovative new Spider ® Surgical System. SPIDER has been used by bariatric surgeons to perform other procedures including gastric banding; however, this marks the first time it has been used in Houston to perform this procedure. Houston, TX (Vocus/PRWEB) March 16, 2011 Sherman C. Yu, MD is a board-certified...

2010-12-25 00:01:26

More women and men looking for face lift options in Dallas, Texas are choosing Dr. Steve Byrd for his unique Endoscopic Brow Midface Lift, a technique he developed for elegant facelift results with minimal visible scarring. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) December 23, 2010 More patients of Dr. Steve Byrd (http://www.drstevebyrd.com) wanting a face lift in Dallas without any visible scarring are choosing the Endoscopic Brow Midface Lift, or EBMF. Having developed the technique himself, Dr. Byrd...

2010-12-02 00:00:44

New You Colorado is the only Board Certified Plastic Surgeon directed center in Colorado to offer the exciting new VASER Shape device for non-invasive body contouring. Patients are seeing immediate results with no incision, no pain, and absolutely no downtime. As nationally recognized consultants in the area of liposuction and body contouring, the Denver Plastic Surgeons at New You Colorado will be helping to guide the design and implementation of both pre and post-care protocols associated...

2010-11-17 21:48:16

Imagine trying to cut by hand a perfect circle roughly one-third the size of a penny. Then consider that instead of a sheet of paper, you're working with a scalpel and a thin, elastic, transparent layer of tissue, which both offers resistance and tears easily. And, by the way, you're doing it inside someone's eye, and a slip could result in a serious impairment to vision. This standard step in cataract surgery "” the removal of a disc from the capsule surrounding the eye's lens, a...


Latest incision Reference Libraries

Tracheal Intubation
2013-04-30 13:26:36

Tracheal intubation (commonly known as intubation) is the placement of a flexible plastic tube into the trachea in order to maintain an open airway or to serve as a conduit through which to administer oxygen or other drugs. It is commonly performed in emergency situations and critically ill or injured patients, but intubation is also used in patients who will be undergoing a lengthy surgery that requires them to be under anesthesia for a significant number of hours. In order to intubate,...

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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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.