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2014-06-05 23:10:34

The first robot-assisted surgery in Trumbull County was completed at St. Joseph Health Center April 13, 2012. Recently, surgeons at St. Joe's completed their 600th robot-assisted surgery. Warren, OH (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 St. Joseph Health Center’s Robotic Surgical Services recently achieved a landmark accomplishment: completion of its 600th robot-assisted surgery. Dr. Anthony DeSalvo performed the 600th robot-assisted surgery, a robot-assisted hysterectomy. “Because patients who...

2013-12-17 23:24:25

Northern Westchester Hospital Designated a Case Observation Center for Advanced Single-Incision Robotic Minimally Invasive Surgery Westchester County, NY (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 Northern Westchester Hospital announced today that it has been designated a Case Observation Center for robot-assisted surgery by Intuitive Surgical, maker of the da Vinci robotic surgical system. As a certified training site, NWH will host visiting surgeons from across the United States each month to observe...

2013-03-27 23:03:41

The New York Times has reported about the lawsuit of one woman whose husband sustained severe injuries after undergoing a routine prostatectomy with the da Vinci surgical robot; he suffered from incontinence, kidney and lung damage, sepsis and stroke, allegedly due to complications from his robot-assisted surgery. According to the NYT, the Plaintiff´s surgery was performed by a doctor who had never operated the da Vinci without supervision; Parker Waichman LLP is reviewing recent news...

2013-03-22 23:19:46

Bloomberg reports that Intuitive Surgical Inc. is facing allegations that it placed patients at risk for serious injury by pushing surgeons to use the da Vinci surgical robot without giving them sufficient training. According to Bloomberg, there is an ongoing debate about the safety and effectiveness of surgical robots, especially considering the higher cost; recently, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Massachusetts´ Board of Registration in Medicine...

2012-06-06 23:04:06

Surgeons at Humility of Mary Health Partners' St. Joseph Health Center have completed the first robot-assisted surgery in Trumbull County. Warren, Ohio (PRWEB) June 06, 2012 Surgeons at St. Joseph Health Center have completed the first robot-assisted surgery in Trumbull County. The first patient was 26-year-old Laura Pankuch, who underwent a robot-assisted hysterectomy April 13. Hysterectomies and other gynecological procedures are the first of many robot-assisted surgical procedures that...

2012-04-24 22:19:59

Robot-assisted surgery is now both more common and far more successful than radical "open" surgery to treat prostate cancer in the United States, according to a new Henry Ford Hospital study published in the current issue of the medical journal European Urology. The research, led by scientists at Henry Ford Hospital's Vattikuti Urology Institute (VUI), is the first to compare in a nationwide population sample the results of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) to the standard...

2010-02-21 10:45:51

A comparison of two types of minimally invasive surgery to repair kidney blockages that prevent urine from draining normally to the bladder found that robot-assisted surgery was faster and resulted in less blood loss and shorter hospital stays. Reporting in the Canadian Journal of Urology, Ashok Hemal, M.D., a urologic surgeon from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, compared laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgery for repairing the blockage, known as uretero-pelvic junction...

2009-12-23 09:19:16

When Craig Harrison found out he would be the first patient in North Texas to have robot-assisted lung-tumor surgery, an operation performed at UT Southwestern Medical Center, he wasn't nervous at all. "I know most people would've been, but I was actually excited about it," Mr. Harrison said. "I had a rare chance to help other people." Dr. J. Michael DiMaio, associate professor of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at UT Southwestern, performed the groundbreaking surgery using the DaVinci...

2009-09-03 10:00:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- As one of the first medical centers in the Northwest to perform robot-assisted surgery, Swedish Medical Center is home to the fastest-growing and most experienced robot-assisted surgical program in the region. Swedish established the multidisciplinary robot-assisted surgical program in 2005 and has since performed more than 2,000 robot-assisted surgeries, more than any other program in the region. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to:...

2007-06-12 18:00:29

By Felice J. Freyer; Journal Medical Writer A costly new device at Miriam Hospital makes tricky surgery easier and may reduce side effects. * * * PROVIDENCE - In the operating room at Miriam Hospital, five people surround the patient, draped and unconscious on the table. But the surgeon who's performing the operation - Dr. Joseph F. Renzulli II - isn't among the five. He's several feet away, sitting at a console, his shoes on the floor next to him. Renzulli peers into the...


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