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2012-03-21 14:21:31

HACKENSACK, N.J., March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HackensackUMC is the first hospital in New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area to perform a robotic-assisted cholecystectomy, gallbladder removal surgery, using a single incision through the belly button. This groundbreaking surgery combines medical expertise, advanced technology, and state-of-the-art hospital and surgical facilities. Over a million gallbladders are removed annually in the United States and 10,000 in...

2012-03-20 10:25:25

KIRKLAND, Wash., March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Evergreen Hospital - one of the region's leaders in minimally invasive surgery - will perform the first single-incision gallbladder removal in the Washington and Oregon region on March 21 using a state-of-the-art robotically assisted device in a procedure just approved by the FDA. Evergreen's Dr. Michael Towbin will remove the gallbladders from two patients - a 66-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman - making a small, single incision in the...

2012-03-08 19:15:00

A surgical team at Beaumont Hospital, Troy performed Michigan´s first single-incision, robotic-assisted gallbladder removal surgery (laparoscopic cholecystectomy) on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Troy, Mich. (PRWEB) March 08, 2012 Scarless, Belly Button Gallbladder Surgery Is New Type of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy A surgical team at Beaumont Hospital, Troy performed Michigan´s first single-incision, robotic-assisted gallbladder removal surgery (laparoscopic cholecystectomy) on Wednesday,...

2012-02-23 10:42:00

TROY, Mich., Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A surgical team at Beaumont Hospital, Troy performed Michigan's first single-incision, robotic-assisted gallbladder removal surgery (laparoscopic cholecystectomy) on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Led by Bruce McIntosh, M.D., chief of General Surgery, Beaumont, Troy, the team removed the gallbladders of three local patients through robotic surgeries through a belly button incision of less than one inch. The Food and Drug Administration approved the...

2012-01-23 01:09:00

SAN DIEGO and SEATTLE, Jan. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new assessment system has been developed by a team of researchers to more reliably predict whether surgeons are ready to operate on patients using the da Vinci robot. The new technology, called MScore, provides more precise analysis of actual surgical performance, which has been shown to be difficult to accomplish using common training approaches. Prior to the introduction of da Vinci simulation training, the only option for...

2012-01-22 18:35:00

SAN DIEGO and SEATTLE, Jan. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new assessment system has been developed by a team of researchers to more reliably predict whether surgeons are ready to operate on patients using the da Vinci robot. The new technology, called MScore, provides more precise analysis of actual surgical performance, which has been shown to be difficult to accomplish using common training approaches. Prior to the introduction of da Vinci simulation training, the only option for...

2011-12-08 13:00:00

LA CROSSE, Wis., Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Prem Rabindranauth, MD, a heart surgeon at Gundersen Lutheran Health System in La Crosse, Wis., is using an exciting technique, called minimally invasive coronary surgery (MICS), to perform heart bypass surgery. To perform MICS, a very small three-inch cut is made between the ribs instead of the long cut through the breast bone that is needed with traditional open heart surgery. This means less pain and blood loss, fewer risks for...

2011-07-23 00:00:41

Recently Dr. Kaixuan Liu spoke about some of the new advances in spinal surgery an how they can seem like a dream come true. Dr. Liu explains how many patients are confused by the various claims: "Minimally invasive" surgery sounds great, but what, exactly, does it involve? Edison, NJ (PRWEB) July 22, 2011 To anyone suffering from chronic back pain, new advances in spinal surgery can seem like a dream come true. But many patients are confused by the various claims: "Minimally invasive"...

2011-07-05 23:19:31

Patients with gastric tumours in their stomach will no longer have to suffer an eight-hour long surgery, but instead can look forward to a short day surgery which last a few minutes to an hour without the need for hospitalisation. This new procedure "“ the world's first flexible endoscopy robotic surgery in the stomach "“ was successfully performed on patients suffering from gastric tumours in India. The procedure was performed on a total of three patients, one patient per day...

2011-04-17 00:00:36

St. Helena Hospital's Coon Joint Replacement Institute's orthopedic surgeon John H. Velyvis, M.D., performed San Francisco's Surgery Center's first outpatient, robotic- assisted partial knee replacement surgery on a 64 year-old patient from Alaska who was up and walking one and a half hours after the procedure. St. Helena, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2011 On April 5, 2011, St. Helena Hospital's Coon Joint Replacement Institute's (http://www.napavalleyjointcare.org) orthopedic surgeon John H....