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2011-12-12 12:49:52

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine report that they have identified the molecular pathway through which physical force contributes to scarring in mice. "Our study exposes one of the fundamental mechanisms by which the mechanical environment can directly increase inflammation, which is strongly implicated in scarring," said Geoffrey Gurtner, MD, professor and associate chair of surgery. Mice genetically engineered to lack an enzyme that is activated by mechanical...

2011-10-05 04:59:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Incisive Surgical, Inc., the maker of the revolutionary INSORB® Absorbable Skin Stapler, today announced the launch of a new national patient advocacy campaign - "Eliminate Traumatic Metal Skin Staples for Routine Skin Closure." This campaign features a new website, www.ihatemetalskinstaples.com, which offers information regarding skin closure options available to patients undergoing surgery - metal skin staples, absorbable...

2011-08-22 11:30:00

POEM is one of a growing number of surgeries to use the body's natural orifices for entry CHICAGO, Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jorge Sobenes is a husband and father who loves to cook for his family. In a nine month period, however, he went from enjoying his favorite foods to not being able to eat or drink due to a tightening in his throat and difficulty swallowing. He lost 40 pounds and was desperate for answers. Sobenes was diagnosed with achalasia, a condition where the...

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...

2011-03-10 10:00:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Performing arthroscopic surgery on a foot or ankle ailment offers patients more than just a smaller scar. The procedure, which involves making small incisions, also can be less painful, result in fewer complications and get patients back on their feet faster than with traditional "open" surgery, according to Michael S. Lee, DPM, FACFAS, immediate past president of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), and leader of...

2011-03-04 11:12:00

ROYAL OAK, Mich., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Doctors at Beaumont Hospital, Troy have performed Michigan's first minimally invasive robotic procedure to correct atrial fibrillation, a prevalent and growing heart rhythm disorder. The new robotic maze procedure is an alternative to open-heart surgery. It's performed through tiny, keyhole incisions with fewer complications and a shorter hospital stay. Phillip Robinson, M.D., cardiovascular surgeon, Brian Williamson, M.D. and Ilana...

2011-02-15 16:43:12

Team of specialists in 1 location also allows for highest quality medical care Millions of Americans, or 10 percent of the population, suffers from daily heartburn or other symptoms of reflux such as regurgitation, chronic cough, hoarseness and dental erosions. Until recently, many of these patients faced either a lifetime of daily medications, incomplete resolution, or worsening of their symptoms while treatment options were often limited to surgery. Scott & White Healthcare "“...

2010-11-10 00:00:39

Laparoscopic gallbladder removal Is 100%--why not hysterectomy? In 21 years, little has changed; @65% of hysterectomies still have large incisions. "Unlike gallbladder removal, for which general surgeons converted 100% to laparoscopic surgery in two short years between 1987 to 1989, the spread and availability of LSH hasn't progressed as much as we'd like, for several reasons," said Dr. Tom Lyons, who first performed Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy in 1989. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB)...

2010-09-28 04:59:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Incisive Surgical, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a Notice of Allowance for another key patent application, "Mechanical Method and Apparatus for Tissue Fastening." The allowed claims include subject matter covering the method of the INSORB Skin Closure technology and specific stapler features. The Company has now sold over 500,000 INSORB® Absorbable Skin Staplers since its launch in January...


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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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