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2010-07-26 18:04:00

NEW YORK, July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- As the surgeon behind the robot, Dr. David Samadi, Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, builds on oncologic principles learned with open radical prostate cancer surgery and transferred to a robotic approach. He calls this approach the SMART Surgery Technique (Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique). He employs this technique at Mount Sinai where he recreates the traditional open anatomical...

2010-06-24 16:10:32

Reporting in the journal Urology, researchers at Thomas Jefferson University have found that a pre-emptive multimodal pain regimen that included pregabalin (Lyrica) decreased the use of opioid analgesics in patients undergoing robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. Opioid usage, which involves narcotic pain medications, was significantly less in patients who received the multimodal regimen compared to patients who received a standard postoperative analgesic regimen. The mean...

2010-05-27 15:00:00

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgical robotic training will be taken to the next level with the partnership of Simulated Surgical Systems, LLC (SSS) and five world renowned academic centers. Centers include Albany Medical College, Weill Cornell Medical Center, Vattikuti Urology Institute at Henry Ford Health System; University of Medicine & Dentistry at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Independent studies will be conducted...

2009-11-19 19:20:04

Obese patients are no more likely to have post-operative complications than those of average weight when undergoing robotic surgery to remove uterine fibroids, according to a study at Henry Ford Hospital. Myomectomy is a procedure that removes uterine fibroids, leaving the uterus intact and preserving the ability for future pregnancies. "Performing laparoscopic myomectomy on an obese patient can present difficulties for the most experienced gynecologic surgeon," says David Eisenstein, M.D.,...

2009-11-11 10:30:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- El Camino Hospital, the hospital of Silicon Valley, expands its minimally invasive surgical program to three da Vinci® Si HD Surgical Systems. Physicians performed more than 500 robotic surgeries over the past year and expect the number to increase in 2010 as more physicians undergo training with the enhanced equipment that allows for more minimally invasive procedures. The new systems feature enhanced three-dimensional,...

2009-11-10 14:37:12

Laparoscopic Methods Compare Favorably With Open Surgery in Seven-Year NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Study of Patients With Notoriously Challenging Cancers of the Rectum Laparoscopic surgery has been used in the treatment of intestinal disorders for close to 20 years, but its benefits have only recently begun to be extended to people with rectal cancer. In a prospective study of 103 patients who underwent straightforward or "hand-assisted" laparoscopic surgery for rectal cancer, a team...

2009-09-16 08:00:00

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Apollo PACS, Inc., (Apollo) a recognized and innovative leader in digital pathology solutions, has been selected by Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) in Detroit, MI, as the vendor to implement its digital pathology informatics vision. After conducting extensive research to identify a pathology PACS (Picture Archive and Communication System) solution to meet their operational needs, Henry Ford Health System selected Apollo's PathPACS(R) as the...

2009-07-23 05:00:00

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Illinois, recently became the only hospital in the Midwest to acquire a dual console da Vinci surgical robot, and one of three hospitals in the United States to purchase the new system. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://news.prnewswire.com/viewrelease.aspx?STORY=OTk= The da Vinci is the latest robotic-assisted surgery system that gives surgeons an enhanced...

2009-03-13 08:00:00

Minimally-invasive oncologic surgery procedures can be beneficial, but physicians need to be prudent when recommending the option to their patient according to Thomas A. D'Amico, MD, of Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. D'Amico detailed the benefits and controversies of minimally invasive alternatives as well as emerging techniques including natural orifice surgery at the NCCN 14th Annual Conference. HOLLYWOOD, Fla., March 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cutting-edge surgery with...

2009-01-14 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Alternext US: CXM) and its operating unit InnerCool Therapies, Inc., today announced that Thomas E. Ahlering, M.D., Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Urology at the University of California, Irvine, and a pioneer in robotic prostate surgery, presented "Physiology of Surgical Injury Following Robotic-Assisted Prostatectomy, Is There a Role for Hypothermia?" at the International Robotic Urology Symposium (IRUS)...


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