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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...

2010-04-15 07:30:00

LANDOVER, Md., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. (EES) today announced several of the company's novel devices are featured in 12 studies being presented at the 2010 Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Annual Meeting. The extensive lineup of presentations demonstrate promise for next generation minimally invasive surgery using devices developed by EES, including the EES SSL Access System, Magnetic Anchoring and Guidance System (MAGS) (i),...

2010-03-31 08:00:00

SKILLMAN, N.J., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- ConvaTec, a world-leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies for community and hospital care, announced today the launch of AQUACEL® Ag SURGICAL cover dressings, now available in the U.S., for the post-operative care of surgical incisions. Featuring the ConvaTec patented Hydrofiber® Technology combined with skin-friendly hydrocolloid technology, AQUACEL® Ag SURGICAL cover...

2009-06-03 07:40:00

 Researchers will present the latest advances in a technology that continues to change the face of gastroenterology and surgery, known as Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery®, or NOTES®, today at Digestive Disease Week® 2009 (DDW®). NOTES eliminates the need for incisions and allows for less pain and scarring associated with traditional laparoscopic surgery along with a much faster recovery time for the...

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...

2008-10-29 12:00:28

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- New surgical techniques have dramatically improved the aesthetic results of mastectomy without sacrificing outcomes. Properly placed incisions and skin-sparing, or breast skin conserving, surgical approaches provide women undergoing biopsy and surgical treatment for breast cancer with the best option for appropriate cancer eradication while still permitting reconstruction of a more natural looking breast. Yet, according to a recent study, one third of...

2008-09-22 09:30:00

By ROB STEIN By Rob Stein Washington Post When Albert Pagliuca got gallstones, his surgeon offered to remove his gallbladder with a new operation designed to hurt less, get him back to work more quickly and leave no visible scars. But there was one catch: Doctors would pull the organ out through his mouth. "I kept thinking, 'What if it gets stuck in my windpipe?' " said Pagliuca, 45, who lives outside Chicago. "What if I choke on it?" After doctors guaranteed that would not happen, he...

2008-08-05 09:01:31

SOMERSET, N.J., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Thoracic Group, P.A. (http://www.thoracicgroup.com/), a provider of general thoracic surgical services and a national leader of minimally-invasive video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), has announced the successful completion of its 5,000th VATS surgical procedure. Highly beneficial in its ability to reduce incision size, hospital stay, associated complications and related chronic chest pain as compared to traditional open chest surgery (i.e.,...

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2008-03-31 14:10:00

New intervention following guidelines of surgical techniques using the body's natural orificesThis is the first time this intervention has been conducted in Europe, and the second in the world. Thanks to the work of the expert group of Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, the extirpation of a kidney "affected by a malignant tumor" through the vagina has been achieved. This fact sets a milestone in the framework of minimally invasive surgery. The operation, presented this morning in...


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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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