Latest Robot-assisted heart surgery Stories

2008-06-16 06:00:38

Evans Army Community Hospital (EACH) has partnered with CompView Medical, a leading provider of integrated visual systems for healthcare environments, to install three innovative visualization and equipment management systems in EACH operating rooms. These systems will increase the hospital's minimally invasive surgery capabilities. Over the course of two days in May, CompView Medical installed three NuBOOM(R) Systems, an exclusive, new Visualization and Equipment Management System that...

2008-05-27 09:00:00

A controversial robotic surgery is gaining popularity among cardiac surgeons for repairing defective heart valves and bypassing clogged coronary arteries. Dr. Kenneth Liao used the da Vinci surgical robot Thursday to restore lost blood flow to the heart of 58-year-old John Carter Holmes. It's roughly the 50th coronary artery bypass Liao has performed using the robotic system at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, and the surgeon said he's seen enough cases to believe it's...

2006-02-22 14:00:00

LONDON (Reuters) - Surgeons may soon be able to operate on a beating heart using software that synchronises its pumping action with the movement of robotic surgical tools, New Scientist magazine reported on Wednesday. Special motion software, developed at Imperial College London, has been designed for use with a surgical robot to perform procedures such as bypass surgery, the magazine said. In traditional bypass surgery, the heart is usually stopped and an artificial pump used to keep the...

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