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2014-04-29 23:19:53

See and Select’ Surgical Approach Revolutionizes Recovery Austin, Texas (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 A new minimally invasive surgical approach, referred to as "see and select," allows the surgeon control over how many tiny incisions are needed - from 1-5- as he or she sits at the DaVinci Robotic Surgical System® console. This new advanced technological platform, called Single Site, ensures the fewest possible incisions, and in many cases, a single two-finger-width incision....

2013-02-20 10:32:57

Between 2007 and 2010, the use of robotically-assisted hysterectomy for benign gynecologic disorders increased substantially, although, when compared with laparoscopic hysterectomy, the robotic procedure appears to offer little short-term benefit and is accompanied by significantly greater costs, according to a study appearing in the February 20 issue of JAMA. "Hysterectomy for benign gynecologic disease is one of the most commonly performed procedures for women. Overall, 1 in 9 women in...

2012-04-17 10:40:18

Anaesthetists have identified a major shortfall in funding for emergency laparotomies in England and have called for a national database to establish a more accurate picture of outcomes and costs. Figures published in the May issue of Anaesthesia suggest a shortfall of £300 million per year for emergency midline general surgical laparotomies, 32% of the total cost of care. The study also found that emergency laparotomy, which involves a large midline incision in the abdomen, had a...

2010-11-09 08:00:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- If your doctors are recommending an abdominal incision to complete your hysterectomy, then you may want to do some research.  A new statement published in this month's Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) urges women to pursue vaginal or laparoscopic procedures instead, which are less risky and offer a much faster recovery. Out of the 600,000 hysterectomies performed each year in the U.S. to treat...

2010-11-07 18:24:23

Recommendation of the AAGL advancing minimally invasive gynecology worldwide Approximately 600,000 hysterectomies are performed in the United States annually to treat benign disorders of the pelvis. More than two-thirds are performed through an abdominal incision. In an evidence-based position statement published online today in The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, the AAGL, a medical specialty society of over 5,000 gynecologic surgeons, advocates the practice of performing these...

2009-10-28 21:36:37

Foreign body ingestion is a frequent gastrointestinal emergency. However, long spoon swallowing is a rare event. Most swallowed spoons have been found in the stomach. Previously, there has been no reported case of a long spoon reaching the jejunum. A research article to be published on October 21, 2009 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology reports a case of accidentally swallowing of a long spoon. A 33-year-old woman complained that she attempted to use the spoon to remove a fish bone,...

2008-12-23 18:07:01

Surgical techniques using a small, single point of entry, such as a navel, means far less pain and scarring, and far faster recovery, U.S. doctors say. The technique is not yet mainstream, but gaining acceptance by doctors nationwide, including a few in Houston, the Houston Chronicle reported Tuesday. This technique, single-port access, or SPA, is an evolution of the minimally invasive surgery known as laparoscopy. I think this is the wave of the future, said Dr. Tung Shu, who used the...

Latest Laparotomy Reference Libraries

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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