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2014-09-11 16:27:55

Study shows parents choose less expensive surgery when given price information upfront SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer price comparison is almost nonexistent in the U.S. health care system, but a new study shows that given the choice between a less costly "open" operation or a pricier laparoscopy for their children's appendicitis, parents were almost twice as likely to choose the open procedure - when they were aware of the cost difference....

2014-09-11 16:27:20

DALLAS, September 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the new research report "Ablation Technologies Market by Product (Radiofrequency, Ultrasound, Irreversible Electroporation, Cryotherapy, Microwave), Application (General & Cosmetic Surgery, Cardiovascular, Cancer, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics) - Global Forecasts to 2019" published by MarketsandMarkets, this report studies the global Ablation Technologies Market over the forecast period of 2014 to 2019. The market is...

2014-09-11 08:28:24

Head fixation device (HFD) accessory provides skull stabilization for more patient head sizes MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - IMRIS Inc. (NASDAQ: IMRS; TSX: IM) ("IMRIS" or the "Company") today announced a new rocker arm accessory that expands choices for neurosurgeons to select the best fixation suited for patients during procedures using intraoperative imaging inside the VISIUS Surgical Theatre. The accessory recently received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and...

2014-09-11 08:27:56

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII), a biotechnology company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing innovative therapies addressing major unmet medical needs using RNA-targeted technologies, today announced that the Company's President & CEO, Dr. Geert Cauwenbergh, presented at the Rodman & Renshaw 16(th) Annual Global Investment Conference on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Dr. Cauwenbergh provided...

2014-09-10 23:11:53

Dr. Alex Martin, who is the MD of MetroMD, spelt out the competitive features of the SmartLipo against the traditional liposuction procedure. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Now people in L.A. and Hollywood area with embarrassing flab and bulging tummies have something to cheer about. Metro MD, the famous HGH therapy clinic, has added the SmartLipo service to their huge montage of health, fitness, anti-aging and body regeneration services. The newly introduced SmartLipo in Los...

2014-09-10 23:08:26

The average selling prices for surgical booms is expected to decrease steadily through 2019 despite innovative technological advancements, reports iData Research. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 According to a global report entitled “Global Surgical Lighting, Surgical Booms and Surgical Tables” released by iData Research (http://www.idataresearch.com), the total surgical boom market is expected to reach over $260 million by 2019 in U.S., Europe and Japan combined. Growth is...

2014-09-10 23:01:01

Top Toronto facial plastic surgeon Dr. Cory Torgerson (http://www.drtorgerson.com) reports a steady rise in the number of patients age 45 and older who are electing to have plastic surgery as they are no longer satisfied with the results obtained through minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures alone. Dr. Torgerson believes this is a trend that will continue to grow as Canada’s baby boomer population ages. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Dr. Cory Torgerson...

2014-09-10 16:26:43

More Than 275 Procedures Performed at Top Medical Centers Across the U.S. PLYMOUTH, Minn., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Monteris Medical announced today that its NeuroBlate(®) System, a minimally invasive robotic laser thermotherapy tool, has now been used by leading surgeons across the U.S. in more than 275 procedures. The NeuroBlate System employs a pulsed surgical laser to deliver targeted energy to abnormal brain tissue caused by tumors and lesions. The NeuroBlate System...

2014-09-10 08:31:51

Pouch System with Moldable Technology(TM) for Clinically Proven Leak and Skin Protection DEESIDE, Wales, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ConvaTec, a leading global medical products and technologies company, today launched a new urostomy pouch with softer materials and other features to provide improved comfort, a slimmer profile and enhanced security. The new Natura® + urostomy pouch is part of a two-piece system that includes an adhesive wafer that connects the pouch to the skin....

2014-09-10 08:29:45

Harpoon Medical Has Received More than $3M of its Series A Financing to Fund the Initial Clinical Evaluation of the Company's Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair Device STEVENSVILLE, Md., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Harpoon Medical, Inc., a medical device company focused on the development and commercialization of a minimally invasive, beating heart mitral valve repair technology, announced today that the company has successfully raised $3.2M of new capital and expects to...


Latest Surgery Reference Libraries

General Surgery
2013-04-30 10:15:33

General surgery is a specialty that concentrates on the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and the thyroid gland. This specialty also deals with skin, breast, soft tissue and hernia related diseases. General Surgeons have the opportunity to subspecialize in one or more of the following: Trauma Surgery: Trauma surgery is the specialty that performs invasive procedures for physical injuries in an emergency. This subspecialty holds the...

Endoluminal Capsule Monitoring
2013-03-04 16:02:35

Endoluminal capsule monitoring is categorized as a non-invasive medical procedure used in diagnosing and monitoring the progression of abnormalities in the gastrointestinal system. Procedure Once the need is identified to monitor the gastrointestinal system and the patient has a working system, they will ingest a water-tight capsule that contains a miniaturized wireless radio transmitter. Once it is ingested, it sends signals to a radio receiver. The data is then processed and presented...

Gastroscopy
2013-03-04 10:13:56

The esophagogastroduodenoscopy is a medical diagnostic procedure used in internal medicine to view the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. This non-invasive procedure is used for many complaints and requires little to no time for recovery from the procedure. Reasons for the Procedure Patients present to their physician with physical complaints. For example, a patient may come into the office and say they have been feeling tired and forgetful. Through many tests and evaluations,...

Laparoscopy
2013-03-04 09:24:55

A laparoscopy is an invasive surgical procedure used in abdominal area but is much less invasive than the preceding methods. Small incisions are made in the abdomen or pelvic area in which the camera and tools are introduced to perform the surgery or inspect the area. The method before the laparoscopy involved cutting open the area completely with longer healing time and more complications. Although in the pediatric populations, abscesses have a tendency to form around the incision sites....

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