Latest Richard Demir Stories

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)...

2010-11-09 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...

2009-10-26 08:01:00

CINCINNATI, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethicon Endo-Surgery today announced results from two newly published studies that demonstrate a minimally invasive approach in three common procedures resulted in a reduced rate of complications and lower overall cost of care, including a difference of more than $15,000 on average for minimally invasive colectomies, when compared to open surgery. One study compared two types of minimally invasive hysterectomy procedures to open abdominal hysterectomy(i)...

2008-08-11 15:01:17

Join surgeons, Dr. Roger Ferland and Dr. Lori Warren, for a free one-hour live webcast highlighting the use of minimally invasive techniques in gynecologic surgery. The doctors will focus on the patient benefits of two approaches, Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy and Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy. Since Total Laparoscopic and Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomies are performed less invasively than open procedures, benefits to the patient typically include shortened hospital...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.