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2009-06-08 10:54:00

Advances Trend Toward Less-Invasive Approaches PRINCETON, N.J., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Advancing the trend toward ever less invasive surgery, University Medical Center at Princeton (www.princetonhcs.org) is now performing laparoscopic surgery by way of a single incision through the belly button -- becoming one of a handful of centers in the Northeastern United States to offer the procedure. With virtually no visible scar, less pain and faster recovery time, "single port laparoscopic...

2009-05-07 10:00:00

- Data Presented in Poster Session at American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' 57th Annual Clinical Meeting - PALO ALTO, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- PEAK Surgical, Inc., a medical device company that has developed a new tissue dissection system based on a proprietary technology, released results from a preclinical study demonstrating that the use of its PEAK PlasmaBlade(TM) is associated with improved fascia incision healing in an in vivo model compared to the use of...

2009-04-16 05:30:00

New Aspheric NTIOL Implanted through the Smallest Micro-Incision using nanoPOINT(TM) Pricing of Toric IOL Product Line Lowered to Assist Ophthalmic Practices MONROVIA, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- STAAR Surgical Company (Nasdaq: STAA) a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of minimally invasive ophthalmic products, today announced the release of its Afinity Collamer Aspheric Single Piece New Technology Intraocular Lens (NTIOL). NTIOLs are Intraocular Lenses (IOLs)...

2009-04-15 12:30:00

VANCOUVER, April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Medifocus Inc. (TSXV:MFS) announced that positive clinical results when using the Company's proprietary focused heat treatment prior to surgery for the treatment of early stage breast cancer tumors, were presented during the Market Opening Ceremony of Medifocus at the Toronto Stock Exchange on March 25, 2009 and also at the 19th National Interdisciplinary Breast Center Conference held March 14-18, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The patient data were...

2009-04-07 07:00:00

- Company Reports Significant Uptake of PlasmaBlade by U.S. Surgeons Since Product Launch - PALO ALTO, Calif., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- PEAK Surgical, Inc., a medical device company that has developed a new tissue dissection system based on a proprietary technology, announced today several milestones related to its PEAK(R) Surgery System, which includes the PULSAR(R) Generator and the PEAK PlasmaBlade(TM) family of disposable, low-temperature surgical cutting and coagulation devices. These...

2009-02-02 23:21:52

U.S. surgeons have successfully removed a healthy donor kidney through a small incision in the back of the donor's vagina. Dr. Robert Montgomery, chief of the transplant division at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine who led the team that performed the operation, said the transvaginal donor kidney extraction, performed last week on a 48-year-old woman from Lexington Park, Md., eliminated the need for a 5- to 6-inch abdominal incision and left only three pea-size scars on her abdomen,...

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2009-02-02 17:30:00

In what is believed to be a first-ever procedure, surgeons at Johns Hopkins have successfully removed a healthy donor kidney through a small incision in the back of the donor's vagina."The kidney was successfully removed and transplanted into the donor's niece, and both patients are doing fine," says Robert Montgomery, M.D., Ph.D., chief of the transplant division at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine who led the team that performed the historic operation.The transvaginal donor...

2008-11-06 09:00:45

CYPRESS, Calif., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- A steady march toward using ever-more "patient-friendly" procedures in gynecological care was reflected in the proceedings of the 37th Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, hosted by the AAGL, the international professional society for specialists in minimally invasive gynecological techniques. Minimally invasive procedures are aimed at preserving the highest possible quality of life for women by using smaller and fewer incisions (or no...

2008-09-12 09:00:50

MANHASSET, N.Y., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in medical history, the transplant surgical team at North Shore University Hospital has removed the kidney of a donor through a single incision just above the pubic bone. "One of the most revolutionary elements about this procedure is the fact that it reduces the donor's recovery time and leaves no visible scars," said Louis Kavoussi, MD, chairman of urology at the North Shore-LIJ Health System and head of the Arthur Smith...

2008-08-30 00:00:25

By JESSICA FARGEN A state investigation into a surgery on the wrong part of a patient's body at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center found that the operating room staff failed to perform a routine and crucial verbal safety check before the operation. The 12-page report on the June 30 incident, which was released yesterday, also found that the simple system of marking the location of an incision failed. Investigators found that there were no "associated deficiencies" on the hospital's...


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
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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