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2009-09-02 07:30:00

WILMINGTON, Delaware, September 2 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new healthcare market research report 'Global Top Minimally Invasive/Non Invasive Market (2009 - 2014)', published by MarketsandMarkets (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com), in 2009, the global minimally invasive/ non invasive market is estimated to be approximately $16.4 billion and is expected to reach $24.4 billion by 2014 at a CAGR of 8.3%. Browse 80 market data tables and in-depth TOC on minimally invasive/ non...

2009-01-26 05:00:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Saint Joseph's Health System announced that it has launched the International College of Robotic Surgery (ICRS), a non-profit training center for robotic surgical teams from around the world. The launch was announced during the Society for Thoracic Surgeons (STS) annual meeting in San Francisco. "We have seen the tremendous benefits to patients from robotic-assisted surgery since we began our program in 2002," says Kirk Wilson, FACHE, president and...

2009-01-12 12:05:00

Recent years have seen the rapid emergence of minimally invasive surgery procedures in operating theatres. However, the training of surgeons in this field still leaves much to be desired. Researcher Magdalena Chmarra has changed this state of affairs by developing a realistic training system which records and analyses the surgeon's movements. As a result there is now, for the first time, an objective benchmark for measuring a surgeon's basic skills in the field of minimally invasive surgery....

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2008-11-04 13:50:00

Researchers foresee the future of surgery may involve minimally invasive robots to perform traditional operations. However, the development of these robots will not be cheap. The average selling price of the market-leading da Vinci system from California's Intuitive Surgical Inc is $1.35 million. Experts predict machines will be used to penetrate deeper into ailing bodies in the years ahead. One robot, for example, resembles a mechanical snake, and enters the human body through natural...

2008-09-09 15:00:00

By Damayanti Datta The operation taking place in the green tiled operating room at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is almost eerie. The patient, anaesthetised and swathed in blue drapes, is lying face up on a narrow table. But no one is touching her. Instead, the lead surgeon, Dr Arvind Kumar, sits some distance away, bowed over what looks like a video-game console. Yet action is taking place. As Kumar's thumbs and forefingers hit the controls, a four-armed robot springs...

2008-08-19 00:00:30

By Nirmala M Nagaraj Bangalore: Fifty-five-year-old Oyebamiji Mojisola Ester from Nigeria underwent a hip replacement surgery at the HOSMAT Arthritis and Joint Replacement Centre. Ester, who belongs to the Jehovah Witness Faith, refused to take blood from others. With help of a computer navigation system with minimally invasive approach wherein the blood loss is significantly low, she successfully underwent hip replacement without blood transfusion. "Many patients from the US and Africa...

2008-07-22 12:00:00

China Health Management Corp. (Nevada Company) (PINK SHEETS: CNHC) China Health Management Inc., a leading independent healthcare service provider in the People's Republic of China, today announced its Richland International Hospitals co-operation with Olympus for the first Minimally Invasive Olympus Operating Theatre in China will be completed and be operational in July. After reaching the co-operative agreement stage project managers and technical experts from Olympus arrived at Richland...

2008-07-18 03:00:50

By Vallery Brown, The Oklahoman Jul. 18--The da Vinci Surgical System may look like it came from the belly of a space ship, but the cutting edge machine offers surgeons an upper hand that is proving beneficial for patients and doctors. Though only a handful of facilities in the state use robot-assisted surgery, Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City is using the technology to perform less invasive heart surgeries, including mitral valve repair and replacement, the correction of defects...

2008-07-15 12:01:00

On Thursday, August 14, watch a Robotic-Assisted Hysterectomy recorded from University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. The procedure will be performed by Vivian von Gruenigan, MD, and moderated by Robert DeBernardo, MD. Robotic-assisted hysterectomy provides patients with a shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery time. During the webcast, viewers have the opportunity to e-mail the physicians directly with any questions they have about the procedure. Women who undergo...

2008-06-28 00:02:35

By Kounteya Sinha NEW DELHI: More than seven million people across the globe suffer from preventable surgical injuries every year, a million of them even dying during or immediately after the surgery, a WHO study has said. The UN body has, for the first time, quantified the number of surgeries taking place every year globally - 234 million. It said surgeries had become common, with one in every 25 people undergoing it at any given time. In the study - 'An Estimation of the Global Volume...