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2011-03-10 23:37:33

When Patricia Manrique was told she needed her gallbladder removed she immediately thought about the classroom full of children who rely on her to teach them tap and ballet each day. The Chicago Park District physical instructor needed a way to get the surgery performed without being laid up for weeks so she opted for an innovative minimally invasive procedure called Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) that would allow surgeons to perform organ removal surgery without any...

2010-11-18 09:08:15

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- It's a high-tech takeover and some doctors are raving about robotic-assisted surgery involving complex pancreatic procedures. Complex pancreatic surgery, without the assistance of robotics, presents two technical challenges: controlling bleeding from major blood vessels and reconstructing ducts in the liver and pancreas. "Despite recent data suggesting that complex pancreatic operations can be performed laparoscopically at high-volume centers, the use of traditional...

2010-11-17 00:01:10

Formed in August, WSLI held its first board meeting this week in Las Vegas and set a course to promote mentorship, training and awareness of leading-edge minimally invasive surgical options Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) November 16, 2010 The Women's Surgical Leadership Initiative (WSLI) held its first board meeting this week to further define the organization and begin 2011 planning. Formed in August by the American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery (AIMIS) Clinical Advisory Board, the goal...

2010-10-21 00:00:40

Leading European surgeon uses platform for single-incision gall bladder removals, hernia repair Salzburg, Austria (Vocus) October 20, 2010 The TransEnterix SPIDER® Surgical System, an innovative platform that allows a surgeon to operate through a patient's belly button, has received regulatory approval to market in the European Union. On Oct. 12, Professor Helmut G. Weiss, a respected expert in minimally invasive surgical techniques, used the SPIDER system to remove the gallbladders...

2010-09-16 05:29:00

DALLAS, Texas, September 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The 'Global Minimally Invasive Surgery Market (2010 - 2015)' (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/minimally-invasive-276.html) analyzes the MIS market by products, applications, technologies and studies the major market drivers, restraints, and opportunities for the minimally invasive surgery market in the U.S., Europe, APAC and ROW (Rest of the World). Browse market data tables and in-depth TOC on Global Minimally...

2010-06-09 14:22:00

FREMONT, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Curexo Technology Corporation made history on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 when its next-generation ROBODOC® Surgical System assisted Dr. William Bargar as he performed the first commercial hip replacement surgery on Warren Roberts of Davis, CA. Mr. Roberts had his left hip replacement using this robotic device in 1995 as a part of an FDA study. This recent surgery performed at Sutter General in Sacramento was for Mr. Roberts' right...

2010-06-09 07:30:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Francis Sutter, one of five leaders in the United States in minimally-invasive robotic assisted beating heart coronary bypass surgery has accepted an invitation to speak at the 2010 World Congress of Cardiology and World Heart Federation in Beijing on the topic of robotic heart surgery. Dr. Sutter will tell an audience of his peers on Saturday, June 19th that recovering from heart surgery is hard enough for patients and the world's doctors have a...

2010-01-19 08:00:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardica, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRDC) today announced that the Department of Precision Engineering in conjunction with the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Tokyo will begin development of an Intelligent Surgical Instrument (ISI) cardiac surgery robot, incorporating Cardica's C-Port® Flex-A® Anastomosis System (Flex-A System) to connect blood vessels during surgical procedures....

2009-12-11 14:26:02

New research in International Journal of Robotics Research If you've been waiting for the day to arrive when computers actually start performing surgery, that moment might soon be upon us. A French team has developed a computerized 3D model that allows surgeons to use robotics to operate on a beating heart, according to a report in The International Journal of Robotics Research, published by SAGE. The robotic technology predicts the movement of the heart as it beats, enabling the surgical...

2009-10-10 08:20:25

New study in Journal of American College of Surgeons finds new model can provide more efficient emergency care A new study published in the October issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons shows that the establishment of an acute care surgery service can help surgeons at academic medical centers provide more timely care to the growing number of patients who are transferred from the emergency room or smaller hospitals and who require an immediate operation. Lack of access to...


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