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2014-07-08 23:14:27

HealthTronics, Inc., a leading provider of integrated urological and interventional radiology products and services, has signed a distribution agreement through its Endocare, Inc. subsidiary with HS Medical, Inc. that expands HealthTronics’ technology portfolio to include a new, targeted ablation solution. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 HealthTronics, Inc., a leading provider of integrated urological and interventional radiology products and services, has signed a distribution...

2014-07-08 23:12:20

New Soft-Tissue Laser Therapy for Fever Blisters from Cashion Dental Houston, TX (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Within the past decade, Cashion Dental has risen to become one of the premier dental practices in the Bryan-College Park metro area, providing top-notch services to residents of the region. Recently, it announced an enhancement to its services by announcing the availability of soft-tissue laser therapy for fever blisters, which are better known as cold sores. Fever blisters usually...

2014-07-08 23:10:43

Leading Beverly Hills spine surgeon Dr. Todd Gravori comments on football star David Wilson's spinal stenosis and treatment. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 According to a recent article, New York Giants running back David Wilson is seeking medical clearance to play again after an injury left him with spinal stenosis. Wilson suffered the career-threatening injury in 2013, and had surgery to correct it in January 2014. Now, he is waiting for the all-clear in order to resume his...

2014-07-08 23:07:39

Screening for depression and then providing a telephone-delivered, nurse-led “collaborative care” intervention following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery not only improves health-related quality of life, physical functioning and mood symptoms, but also lowers medical costs and is highly cost-effective compared to doctors’ usual care, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Screening for...

2014-07-08 23:01:36

Researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the University at Buffalo found that cognitive assessment of surgeons during robot-assisted procedures can effectively a surgeon's expertise level and may be a valuable element to incorporate into robotic surgery training. Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 What clues might brain metrics hold about the skill levels of surgeons who perform robot-assisted surgeries? Looking for better ways to assess the proficiency of surgeons performing...

2014-07-08 12:28:42

HOUSTON, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Texas Children's Hospital has been recognized again, by U.S. News & World Report, as a leader in cardiology and heart surgery among pediatric hospitals. Texas Children's Heart Center improved their national ranking, placing second in the Best Children's Hospitals 2014-15 survey. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140707/124821 For more than half a century, TCHC's compassion-driven multidisciplinary team has combined...

2014-07-08 10:15:27

University of Oxford Partial knee replacement surgery is safer than total knee replacement, according to a new study published in The Lancet today (July 8). A team of researchers from the University of Oxford, funded by Arthritis Research UK and the Royal College of Surgeons, found that: Although the risk of life-threatening complications from knee replacement surgery is very small, people who undergo total knee replacement are four times more likely to die in the first month after...

2014-07-08 08:31:27

Avellino Lab USA's Genetic Test Makes LASIK Safer for the 350,000 Patients Who Undergo the Procedure Each Year RENTON, Wash., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- King LASIK, a leading-edge, full service eye care facility with seven Pacific Northwest locations, today announced its partnership with Avellino Lab USA, developer of the only commercially available genetic test worldwide for Granular Corneal Dystrophy (GCD), a disease that can eventually lead to complete loss of vision. King...

2014-07-08 08:31:21

SEATTLE, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Llama, Inc. (www.redllamainc.com) announced today that the SimPraxis® surgical simulation platform applications now available on iOS include the SimPraxis Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy and SimPraxis Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication procedures. These Apps are authored by University of Washington Surgeons Mika Sinanan, MD (Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy), Carlos Pellegrini, MD and Roger Tatum, MD (Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication)....

2014-07-08 08:31:04

Siperstein Dermatology Group now offers women and men in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach & Highland Beach a wide range of the most advanced age-reduction treatments, including the newest and most effective injectable fillers that instantly roll back the years, appreciably reducing wrinkles, restoring contour and adding volume where needed to provide a younger-looking profile. BOCA RATON, Fla., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Siperstein Dermatology now offers women and men...


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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