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2011-02-15 16:43:12

Team of specialists in 1 location also allows for highest quality medical care Millions of Americans, or 10 percent of the population, suffers from daily heartburn or other symptoms of reflux such as regurgitation, chronic cough, hoarseness and dental erosions. Until recently, many of these patients faced either a lifetime of daily medications, incomplete resolution, or worsening of their symptoms while treatment options were often limited to surgery. Scott & White Healthcare "“...

2010-10-04 06:37:00

MISGAV, Israel, October 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- PolyTouch Medical Ltd., a leading developer of laparoscopic soft tissue prosthetic placement technologies, announced today it will be exhibiting its lead product, PatchAssist(TM) at the American College of Surgeons 96th Annual Clinical Congress in Washington, DC this week. The American College of Surgeons (ACS) brings together thousands of surgeons and experts to provide a forum to advance surgeons' ongoing efforts to achieve the best...

2010-06-15 13:55:00

ATLANTA, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Covidien, a leading global healthcare products company that creates innovative medical solutions, will offer a hands-on experience for media professionals as it trains surgeons, residents and staff on Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) with its pioneering products and procedures when the company brings its mobile training center to Northside Hospital on June 17-18. Fifteen-year-old medical prodigy Tony Hansberry, who perfected his SILS...

2009-12-01 07:07:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, a perfect storm of groundbreaking product releases, patient benefits, and heightened physician interest have made the single-port laparoscopy market the next darling of minimally invasive surgery. With more than 2 million laparoscopic surgeries performed each year in the US alone, the laparoscopy market provides significant opportunity for...

2009-06-08 10:54:00

Advances Trend Toward Less-Invasive Approaches PRINCETON, N.J., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Advancing the trend toward ever less invasive surgery, University Medical Center at Princeton (www.princetonhcs.org) is now performing laparoscopic surgery by way of a single incision through the belly button -- becoming one of a handful of centers in the Northeastern United States to offer the procedure. With virtually no visible scar, less pain and faster recovery time, "single port laparoscopic...

2009-05-20 07:30:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Industry-leading and renowned laparoscopic bariatric surgeon Dr. Adam Smith, of Fort Worth LAP-BAND(R), was recently selected by medical device manufacturers to introduce a new, no-scar surgical weight-loss option to the Tarrant County Region. Dr. Smith continues to lead the way by performing the single incision bariatric procedures, known as SILS (Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery), at Specialty Surgery Center of Fort Worth. "We take great...

2009-01-29 09:00:00

Founder of Leader In LESS Instrumentation Is Selected for Industry Leader LESS Panel at Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Cambridge Endo, a pioneer in the rapidly emerging LESS (also called Single Port Access Laparoscopic Surgery or SPA) market, is pleased to announce that its president and founder, Woojin Lee, was among the industry leaders selected to be on a LESS panel at the Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit. Cambridge Endo...

2008-12-23 18:07:01

Surgical techniques using a small, single point of entry, such as a navel, means far less pain and scarring, and far faster recovery, U.S. doctors say. The technique is not yet mainstream, but gaining acceptance by doctors nationwide, including a few in Houston, the Houston Chronicle reported Tuesday. This technique, single-port access, or SPA, is an evolution of the minimally invasive surgery known as laparoscopy. I think this is the wave of the future, said Dr. Tung Shu, who used the...

2008-07-28 18:00:42

A gallbladder removal at a New York hospital without external incisions is being offered as a part of a research trial on the procedure, doctors said. The procedure that removed a woman's gallbladder through her uterus last year could mean lower pain, faster recovery time and the lack of visible scars, the New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center said Monday in a news release. In the technique -- called NOTES for natural-orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery --...

2008-06-16 09:01:18

Covidien (NYSE: COV, BSX: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced the launch of www.bariatrics4diabetes.com, an educational website focused on bariatric surgery as a treatment for Type 2 diabetes. The site contains detailed information on bariatric surgery and its impact on diabetes and features success stories of people who have undergone the surgery and experienced resolution of their Type 2 diabetes. The launch of the website coincides with the 25th Annual...


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